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The Radical Joy of Heaven Below Part 1

June 17, 2008
The theme of the entire book of Philippians is joy. Paul preached that true joy comes through making Jesus Christ the center of your life, and by serving others. Jesus modeled this by being the servant of all.

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Giving to God reaps an eternal reward, and you can't outgive God. But if God doesn't have your heart, He doesn't want your money. He doesn't need it. If He has your heart, your giving will naturally follow.
June 16, 2008
Paul commended the Philippians because, although they weren't with him on the mission field, they shared in his work by their sacrificial giving to support him. He called their generosity "a sweet--smelling aroma... well pleasing to God."
June 13, 2008
Contentment is an elusive state. It is not a genetic predisposition; it's something that must be learned. The apostle Paul had the remedy for discontentment—- confidence in God's power to sustain him.
June 12, 2008
If anyone had a reason to lament his circumstances, it is the Apostle Paul. He suffered repeated beatings and imprisonments, and he was in jail as he wrote to the Philippians. Yet, he expressed contentment.
June 11, 2008
The qualities listed in Philippians 4:8-9—- true, noble, just, pure, and so on—- are a perfect description of Jesus Christ Himself. So, as you practice these qualities, you are emulating the Lord.
June 10, 2008
You will do whatever you habitually think about. That's why Philippians 4:8--9 tells us to think about things that are good, pure, noble and true. As Solomon said, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
June 9, 2008
Skip Heitzig is in the studio for a "First Friday" interview with Dr. Tom Fortson, president and CEO of Promise Keepers.
June 6, 2008
God's solution to the problem of our worry is simple: It is prayer. He invites us to bring our requests to Him. In return, He promises His peace, which will take away our fears and our anxiety.
June 5, 2008
Why is it wrong to worry? For one thing, it is unbecoming of a child of God, because God promises to care for us, just as Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. Also, worry is not productive--and it's unhealthy.
June 4, 2008
Paul's command to the church at Philippi, in the midst of their internal battles, was a simple one: "Rejoice." He made it a command, because joy isn't an automatic response to trouble. It's a decision.
June 3, 2008
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The New Book of Christian Martyrs by Johnnie Moore and Jerry Pattengale
Millions of believers worldwide suffer persecution, and thousands have died for their faith. Knowing their stories can encourage you to live boldly for Jesus. This month's resource from Connect with Skip Heitzig—The New Book of Christian Martyrs by Johnnie Moore and Jerry Pattengale—commemorates these modern-day heroes. An update to Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this inspiring keepsake highlights key martyrs of past centuries and features stories of contemporary martyrs around the world.

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Study through the Bible verse by verse. Host Skip Heitzig is senior pastor of Calvary Albuquerque, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About Skip Heitzig

Skip Heitzig ministers to over 15,000 people as senior pastor of Calvary Albuquerque. He reaches out to thousands across the nation and throughout the world through his multimedia ministry. He is the author of several books including The Bible from 30,000 Feet, Defying Normal, You Can Understand the Book of Revelation, and How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It. He has also published over two dozen booklets in the Lifestyle series, covering aspects of Christian living. He serves on several boards, including Samaritan's Purse and Harvest.

Skip and his wife, Lenya, and son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Janaé, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Skip and Lenya are the proud grandparents of Seth Nathaniel and Kaydence Joy.

 

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