Sermons on Joy
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21 NKJV). Christ was the center of Paul’s life, and the gain he anticipated in death.
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice (Philippians 1:18 NKJV). Living with the gospel… the preaching of the gospel… at the center of our lives, brings joy.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy… (Philippians 1:3-4 NKJV). We experience joy in Christ when we praise Him and when we pray.