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The Fight for Joy (Philippians)

The book of Philippians is a short letter written by the Apostle Paul from a prison in Rome to a young church in Philippi, a Roman colony.

From a place of hardship Paul encourages his fellow believers in Philippi, and us today, to keep going – to fearlessly advance the gospel and work together in the midst of their own difficulty. For Paul, it was worth it to keep fighting to maintain joy no matter what trials became him, because ultimately his communion with Jesus Christ was a firm foundation that held true in all seasons. As we work through this book, our prayer is that you’ll catch his contagious spirit of perseverance and you’ll find yourself joining this fight for joy too.

Philippians is full of relevant and helpful topics for each of us. Together we’ll explore how to face opposition to our faith, how to form encouraging friendships, how to grow in unity as a church and much more. Ultimately we pray that through this series, we’ll come back again and again to the truth that it’s worth it to know Christ, to fight to stay in communion with Him, and to keep that joy in the journey no matter what circumstances befall us.


Throughout this series, we’re sharing a Slice of Joy each week – reflections from Calvary staff on the ways that God is enabling them to fight for joy in the midst of their varied life experiences. You can catch each video on our YouTube channel.


 

  • May 02, 2021
  • Introduction to Joy
  • Philippians 1:1-2, Tom Olsson
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  • May 09, 2021
  • The Joy in Church
  • Philippians 1:3-8, Tom Olsson
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  • May 16, 2021
  • Fighting for Joy With Prayer
  • Philippians 1:9-11, Mark Schaap
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  • May 23, 2021
  • Adversity Provides Opportunity
  • Philippians 1:12-18, Tom Olsson
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  • May 30, 2021
  • What Are You Living For?
  • Philippians 1:18b-26, Tom Olsson
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  • June 06, 2021
  • Live Worthy
  • Philippians 1:27-30, Tom Olsson
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  • June 13, 2021
  • Getting Along
  • Philippians 2:1-4, Tom Olsson
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  • June 20, 2021
  • Be Like Jesus
  • Philippians 2:5-11, Clarence Stamps
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  • June 27, 2021
  • Shine Like Stars
  • Philippians 2:12-18, Tom Olsson
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  • July 04, 2021
  • Role Models
  • Philippians 2:19-30, Tom Olsson
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  • July 11, 2021
  • Knowing Jesus
  • Philippians 3:1-11, Mark Schaap
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  • July 18, 2021
  • Win the Prize
  • Philippians 3:12-21, Tom Olsson
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  • July 25, 2021
  • Fighting Anxiety
  • Philippians 4:4-9, Tom Olsson
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  • August 01, 2021
  • Contentment
  • Philippians 4:10-13, Tom Olsson
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