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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Welcome | Michael Weller, Minister of Worship Arts

*Here for You

*Great Are You, Lord


*Nothing to Fear

Scripture: Philippians 4:1-19

Message | Joy in the Mourning: Five Signs of Joy | Remy Diederich, Transitional Pastor

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Joy in the Mourning
Part Four: Five Signs of Joy

Text: Philippians 4:1-19


Fives signs of joy:

  1. A passion for unity and reconciliation.
  2. Turning to God with your problems.
  3. Controlling your thoughts and actions.
  4. Finding contentment in all things.
  5. Being generous in spite of losses.


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