Joy often seems unattainable in times of uncertainty and difficulty. The Bible, however, promises believers a lasting joy from the Lord greater than our circumstances. If you desire to experience joy even in the face of challenges, I invite you to our next video Bible Study series through the book of Philippians called “Relentless Joy.”
The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians at a time of considerable uncertainty. He was in prison and not sure if he would live or die. However, Paul did not write to the Philippians to complain about his situation. He wrote to gush over how joyful he was in Christ, as well as to convey his hope for the Philippians to experience this same joy. For every reason Paul had to be discouraged, he relentlessly found more reasons to be joyful.
Throughout this study, we’ll cover the difference between lasting joy and temporary happiness, how to fight for your joy, and how to make the joy of the Lord your strength.
Find the strength to fight for your joy today by starting our “Relentless Joy” Bible study!
How to Fight for Your Joy [Relentless Joy Session 2]
As we’ll learn in today’s video, the Apostel Paul struggled with many challenges. He faced hardship, prison, and opponents who only wanted to make things worse for him. Still, in the face of every obstacle, he chose joy. To Paul; joy wasn’t a cute idea, it was his weapon of choice against any dis...
A Hope That Leads to Joy [Relentless Joy Session 3]
One way we can maintain joy is by managing our expectations. If we expect the worst, our feelings will follow. However, if we expect God to fulfill His promises in our lives, we will experience more joy. Whenever we are lacking joy we need to ask ourselves, “where am I placing my hope?” Are we pl...
Do Nothing Out of Selfish Ambition [Relentless Joy Session 4]
In our hustle, busy, work work work culture we know all about ambition. Ambition is an applauded characteristic of an individual that we many times associate with success and riches. This determination to achieve is not all bad. However, as we’ll learn, Paul does not warn us against ambition, but...
Having the Mind of Christ [Relentless Joy Session 5]
In today’s video, we’ll learn that humility leads to more joy in our lives. Unfortunately, many mistake humility with weakness. However, as we look at the example set by Jesus in today’s study we’ll learn why humility is actually a sign of strength. Enjoy.
Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling [Relentless Joy Session 6]
As believers, we have the joy of Christ, the peace of Christ, and the love of Christ. But just because we have those gifts does not mean we’ve actively opened them and used them. Learn what it means to work out our own salvation and why this leads to our experiencing abundant life in Christ in to...
The Joy of Being Present [Relentless Joy Session 7]
Last time I checked more than 80% of Beloved Women viewers and readers consume our content on a mobile device. I’ve seen God use our app, videos, and website in amazing ways to help women grow in their faith. But I also know that our phones can be a distraction from our real lives and slowly rob ...
Put No Confidence in the Flesh [Relentless Joy Session 8]
In this world, a sign of maturity is to become more independent. However, as believers, a sign of spiritual maturity is not more independence but more dependence on God. We’ll see why placing less confidence in ourselves and more confidence in God leads to more joy in today’s study. Enjoy!
Forgetting What Lies Behind [Relentless Joy Session 9]
Life is going well. You’re moving forward and then BOOM! A reminder from your past set’s you back stealing your joy and hope for the future. Maybe it’s a bad mistake or a tragic event. Instead of finding joy in Christ, you constantly keep looking over your shoulder afraid your past is creeping up...
The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength [Relentless Joy Session 10]
God is an everlasting source of joy and strength, and the more we depend on Him, the more strength and joy we will experience. Learn the important connection between our strength and joy in God in today’s study.
Do Not Be Anxious About Anything [Relentless Joy Session 11]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s that anxiety is not our friend. It’s one of the greatest hindrances to our experiencing joy in Christ. In fact, in today’s video the Apostle Paul’s advice on anxiety is straight to the point: just don’t do it! Of course, we know this is easier said t...
I Can Do All Things Through Christ [Relentless Joy Session 12]
I know this entire “Relentless Joy” series is all about joy. Yet, here I am a little sad it’s almost over. When writing this study I had NO idea how many women around the world would join and share in this journey. In all sincerity, thank you.
In Philippians chapter one we read about Paul’s love...