If you were to list the things that steal your joy what would they be? Many of would say things like money, or the way others treat us, or maybe life not being fair. But in those answers we find a common factor. Our joy is often “stolen” when we are most concerned with the things that affect our lives. When things don’t go how we intended, we feel that we have the right to be upset and be joyless. If we’re honest, we all want our own way. We all want our lives to be smooth and comfortable and anything that threatens that can easily steal our joy and become the enemy. But what if our self-centeredness is the very thing that is preventing us from having unwavering joy in life. In this week’s teaching, we talk about how the way to find continuous joy might be found in choosing to abandon getting our way and instead, have a tender heart towards God and compassionate towards those around us.



Philippians 1:29-2:1
Philippians 2:2-4
“The antidote to conflict is humility.”
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 2:6-8
Philippians 2:9
“Joy comes when I choose to put their interests before my entitlement.”
Philippians 2:10-11
Philippians 2:16-18
“Joy comes when I choose to find beauty in brokenness.”