with a passion to worship God,
who care for one another
and bring God’s love into a broken world”
Last week we started this series discussing Philippians chapter 1 and compared happiness with joy. Today we continue in the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, where he stresses the importance of being a healthy community of believers that truly reflects the life and character of Jesus. Joy increases and abounds in community. Where ‘happiness’ focuses on the self, the joy of the Lord moves us to live in community with others. In the passage that we discuss today, Paul gives some very important guidelines and instructions about how to live in healthy Christian community.