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Philippians // Joy No Matter What
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Philippians // Joy No Matter What

Joy No Matter What Life never seems to go the way we imagine it will in our heads. No matter the effort we put into preparing our day-to-day lives, unforeseen circumstances can leave us feeling frustrated and losing our joy. Many of us have believed the lie that Christians won’t have troubles. But Jesus tells us plainly in John 16:33, “...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We will have problems. The question is, what will we do when we face obstacles? Will we continue to pursue Christ and joy no matter what? Paul writes that we are to have the same mindset as Jesus. Jesus didn’t deserve the pain He endured, yet He never once protested. Jesus came to bring people to His Father. When He left, He challenged us to do the same. As we choose to humble ourselves, live in a place of joy, all while taking on an attitude of gratitude; we point people toward our Father. “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us” -Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) - Ethos is a life-giving community committed to keeping Jesus at its Center. Our vision is to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did so that we may love all people in Jesus' name. EthosOH.com Small Groups: EthosOH.com/Community ServeColumbus.org

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