Fear and Trembling…and Joy?!

Fear and Trembling…and Joy?!


Philippians 2:12-18

Chris Breslin


“Expect the end of the world. Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” -Wendell Berry


“Salvation is not only something we receive but also something we do.” –Gordon Fee


Urban Church Planting Plantations by Christena Cleveland (blogpost)

Hillsong Church: Do Not Colonize San Francisco by Nate J Lee (blogpost)

Transracial Adoption: the Pros and Cons and the Parent’s Perspective by Andrew Morrison (Harvard Blackletter Law Journal)

The Realities of Raising a Kid of a Different Race by Karen Valby (Time Magazine)



Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 4:13

Exodus 16:3-6

Genesis 2:1-4

Mark 8:23-27

Hebrews 12:1-2


Songs for Today’s Worship Gathering:

Abide by Somers

Jesus, What a Beautiful Name by Riches

He Leadeth Me by Gilmore/Bradbury

God With Us by Ingram/Jordan

Psalm 126 by Wardell

Lay it All Down by Reagan/Washington



This Week’s Memory Scripture: Philippians 2:12b-13


Go further:

Epistle to the Philippians by Karl Barth

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (NICNT) by Gordon Fee

Exploring a missional reading of Scripture: Philippians as a case study (article) by Dean Flemming

Celebration of Discipline, chapter “The Discipline of Celebration” by Richard Foster

Philippians (Two Horizons NT Commentary) by Stephen Fowl

Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, & Mission by Michael Gorman

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis

Theology and Joy by Jürgen Moltmann

Joy and Human Flourishing ed by Miroslav Volf and Justin Crisp


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