Day 14. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Hospitable

April 6, 2019

…Rejoice at seeing him again…welcome him then in Lord with all joy…and honor such people…. Philippians 2:28b, 29 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2:25–30 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed …

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Day 13. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be a Friend

April 5, 2019

[Paul writes] I have no one like him who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. All of them are seeking their own interests. Philippians 2:20, 21a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2:19–24 from your favorite …

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Day 12. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Joyful

April 4, 2019

I am glad and rejoice with all of you—and in the same way you must also be glad and rejoice with me. Philippians 2:17b, 18 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2: 17, 18 from your favorite …

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Day 11. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Serene

April 3, 2019

Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent…. Philippians 2: 14, 15a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2:12–16 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph …

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Day 10: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Humble

April 2, 2019

And being found in human form, he humbled himself… Philippians 2:8a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2:5–11 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the top of the chapter, page …

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Day 9: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Unselfish

April 1, 2019

…look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 NRSV Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 2:3, 4 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the top …

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Day 8: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be an Encourager

March 31, 2019

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Philippians 2:1, 2 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as …

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Day 7: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Seek Unity

March 30, 2019

You are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind…. Philippians 1:27b NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 1:27–30 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the …

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Day 6: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Choose Life

March 29, 2019

I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith. Philippians 1:25b NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 1:21–26 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed …

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Day 5: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Have Realistic Expectations

March 28, 2019

Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know… Philippians 1:18b, 19a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 1:18b–20 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the top of the …

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