How Do You Have Joy That Will Never Fade?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Oct 10

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One thing that all humanity shares is the desire to experience joy and happiness.  However, for the vast majority of humanity this is never fully realized if realized at all.  One reason for this is because all humanity also shares the common experience of suffering and hardship.  Is there a way to be abounding in joy in the midst of suffering and hardship?  John Kimbell takes a look at Paul’s comments in Philippians 1:18-26 in a sermon entitled, “To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain,” to answer this question.
He suggests that Paul demonstrates three ways we can have this kind of joy:
  1. Placing confidence in our future salvation
  2. Prizing the presence of Christ
  3. Seeking the joy of others in the glory of Christ.