The Triumphant Joy : Rejoicing Of Loving And Serving People

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“Triumphant Joy: Rejoicing In Loving & Serving People” Topical Sermon Cadet LeNissa Rivera Summer Assignment Sermon II Sunday, July 6, 2014 Scripture Reading (Philippians 2:1-11) Introduction (Philippians 2:1): One of my daughter’s favorite movies is Soul Surfer. Julia loves this movie. It is about a surfer named Bethany Hamilton. Bethany was only thirteen when she was attacked by a 14-foot shark off of the coast of an island in Hawaii. She lost over 60% of her blood supply and her arm was severely severed and had to be amputated. What most do not know is that Bethany is a Christian who gave her life to Christ when she was just five years old. It is this faith that has brought her through some tough times in her life. She is now very active in being a role model and inspiration to others who have been through the same experiences. Both she and her husband, who is a youth pastor, strive to be the best at whatever God calls them to be. Bethany found joy at loving and serving people. I am not telling you this story so that you can think you need to have some horrific trauma in your life in order for find joy in Christ. Bethany just happened to be someone who found joy in her struggle. Philippians 2:1 is a verse of encouragement, telling us that we are united with Christ. We can be comforted from His love and share in His spirit. Christ’s love can overcome anything that we face. We can have joy because His spirit
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