We face unexpected hurdles in life all the time that leave us feeling frustrated, anxious, and just plain miserable. The believers in Philippi faced challenges as they were trying to live for Christ while dealing with ongoing threats of persecution. The apostle Paul wrote to the church while he served time in a Roman prison. While he could have focused on his own troubles, his letter instead is based on living a life of joy, peace, and contentment. He reminds us of valuable biblical truths while pointing us to Jesus as the ultimate example. Paul's letter encourages, inspires, and his confidence is a reminder of God's wisdom and control in the difficult moments of life. His excitement will challenge believers to walk through this guide to joy.
The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life through 12 lessons packed with fascinating questions, inspiring stories, and thoughtful reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. The lessons in this updated edition of the bestselling series includes an opening reflection, a description of the context in which the Scripture was written, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and King James versions), exploration and reflection questions on the passage, inspirational thoughts on the theme from Max Lucado, and a closing Life Lesson takeaway and personal devotion.