Normal Christianity (Phil. 1:3-11)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Paul’s experience was inward peace and joy in the midst of outward hardship … This is the normal Christian life of the Bible, and it’s meant for each of us…

We’ve learned lower expectations of Christianity from two misunderstandings of the New Testament.

What to Expect When You’re Filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18-21)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Being “filled with the Holy Spirit” is the Bible’s description of a condition that occurred at many crucial points in the New Testament, always with life-changing and sometimes with world-changing results … Because this is so important to God, I often ask myself, “Are you filled with the Spirit?” And in this command, Paul gives me four ways to tell if I am…