Radical Joy

Radical Joy: "Press On"

Edmund Brooks

Have you ever finished a really long race? Maybe it was a 10k or a half-marathon. When you were trying to motivate yourself to finish it, did you look back to where you previously where or did you look forward? In this chapter Paul reminds us to look forward to what God has in store for us who finish the race.

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Radical Joy: "Count It As Loss"

Edmund Brooks

Does prestige have a place in our Christian walk? Being a Christian does not mean that we no longer receive awards and accolades. But what do we do with those awards after we come to faith? In this testimony from Paul, we learn where humility and ministry meet in our personal history.

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Radical Joy: "Learn By Example"

Edmund Brooks

Do you ever wish that you had someone to show you how to do spiritual things? Your Christian walk, like most things in life would benefit if someone was modeling spiritual essentials to you. In this section, Paul gives us good examples to follow.

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Radical Joy: "Unfinished Business"

Edmund Brooks

If we were asked to choose between life and death, the answer would be pretty obvious for most of us. I don’t want to die so if I have the option I will choose to live. In this section of his letter, Paul hits us with a “not-so-fast” and gives us a lot of things to think about when considering our own mortality.

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Radical Joy: "Jesus is All That Matters"

Edmund Brooks

Have you ever been mocked for your faith? Have you ever found yourself in a situation being embarrassed because of what you believe? In this section we will see why Paul is not embarrassed or frustrated by his current persecution.

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Radical Joy: "Metamorphosis"

Edmund Brooks

The Christian life is a life filled with lofty spiritual goals. “Be holy”. “Love God above all else”. For those of us who have tried to do these things we know that it is easier said than done. When does this get easier? What help does God give us? Paul maps this out to his fellow Christians in this opening section of Philippians.

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