Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Summary: Thanksgiving; the day we set aside to give thanks for all we have. Although I'm glad we have a national holiday dedicated to being thankful, God's intention is that we would be in a continual mindset of giving thanks. We need to be living thankfully.
Summary: The life story of Maewyn Succat (St Patrick) takes us through the life of a young man who was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. After escaping and returning to his homeland, God called him back to the land of his Captors to preach the gospel.
Summary: Beyond our three decades of ministry, and in spite of the terrors of this world, we have great reason to rejoice in the Lord! (Context of sermon: Preached on our Congregation's Rally Day and 30th Anniversary.)
Summary: Although there are many self-help publications with this title, if an author doesn’t cite God as the source of all positive thought and ability it’s not something I’ll read. The power doesn't come from channeling some unknown energy it comes from God.
Summary: In these two verses God gives us a formula to practice to overcome anxiety and worry.
Four words that begin with the letter R will help you to learn to have peace even when circumstances are not peaceful. Realize, Reach, Release and Rest.
Summary: In this sermon Dr. Tow outlines 5 reasons to rejoice. This sermon will compel you to nurture an attitude of gratefulness and encourage you to view life's events through an eternal perspective.
Summary: A lot of people think if they just had the right "formula" for praying that God would hear them. But that's not true. God's not impressed with your form, He's impressed with your childlike faith in prayer. So, how can I have that kind of faith in prayer?
Summary: Philippians 4:13 does not say that we can literally do anything. What it does say, though, is that a super-powered God will willingly and repeatedly share His strength with us when things get difficult.
Summary: Anxiety and worry come from trying to grab a hold of something that doesn't belong to us. Control of the situations that surround us. The Bible makes clear we are to control our responses to our environment and to others. We should seek self-control.