The Apostle Paul in the Book of Philippians connects the dots that will teach you how to live a joy-filled life. You will notice throughout Paul’s writings he lays claim to another person’s story as the defining story of his life. Paul’s mission in life was about trying to get others to travel with him on the Christian adventure. His journey with Jesus was fueled by Jesus, death, burial and glorious resurrection. Paul submitted to the death and resurrection story of Jesus and it changed his life.
If you were left to author your story, and were brutally honest not leaving out any detail, the stories of sin, shame, and failure would overwhelm all other perspectives. God knows this and that is why God edited Paul’s story with Jesus’ cleansing blood and He wants to edit yours as well. The thoughts and concepts I have written in this book has evolved from my years of studying and preaching through Philippians. My purpose was not to write a commentary, but to share ideas that can help make application from what the apostle records for our learning and study.
If you will continue to journey with Jesus, or begin the journey, or take the journey afresh, the journey will ultimately take you to the place of a joy-filled heart. The Apostle said in Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus said in John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Will you allow your life’s story to be written in light of the victory of those who journey with Jesus into a joy-filled life?
CLARK TATUM has been preaching for churches of Christ for over 34 years. He graduated from Southland Arizona College of Medical and Dental Careers and was working as a certified dental technician when he became a Christian. He holds a Masters of Ministry Degree with an emphasis in Homiletics and Preaching, and a Bachelor of Ministry Degree, both from the Theological University of America. He also has a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from the Sunset International Bible Institute, as well as a Level III Certification in Ministry Practice, and a Level II Certification in Biblical and Ministry Studies.
Clark is currently preaching and teaching at the 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring, Texas. He has also written a book called, Journey into a Joy-Filled Life. This insightful book takes you chapter-by-chapter though the letter of Philippians, exploring Bible principles that are sure to enhance one’s joy and devotion to Christ. The questions at the end of each chapter are designed to teach, train, and transform lives to the glory of God.
13 Chapters with study questions at the end of each chapter
1. Joy in Relationships
2. Joy is Always a Choice
3. Joy is Possible No Matter What Happens
4. The Pathway of Joy
5. The To-Do List for the Joyful Heart
6. Living in the Joy-filled Zone
7. Joy Flows Out of Knowing Christ
8. Recipe For Joy Continues
9. The Joy of Keeping Heaven in View
10. You Can Rejoice in Spite of Difficult People
11. The Secret of Contentment Brings Joy
12. People Filled With Joy Are Generous
13. Joy Comes From Trusting Our Father
- Additional Information
SKU 5298 Subtitle Discovering Joy Through Philippians Author/Speaker Clark Tatum ISBN 978-0-9997222-3-7 Translator No Language English Pages 198 Binding Paperback Publisher Sunset Institute Press Copyright 2018 Edition No Print Date No