The world is very full of hurt. Suffering is all around us. Divorce, death, sickness, illness, mental health, and natural disasters are only a few of the painful events that we see in the world. Yet, there is hope and there is joy. The assurance of Christ in the world brings us hope even in the midst of great pain. In Philippians, Paul marks out a clear path for us to find this joy. He tells us not to “be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer with petition, let your requests be made known to God”. (Philippians 4:6).
Paul also advises us to let go of griefs of the past, not because we shouldn’t grieve, but because we should be mindful of God’s power and grace. Join us October 8-29 as Pastor Steve explores the struggles of our world and the hope Paul calls us toward in his letter to the Philippians. Together we will find joy in a broken world.