Sermon NOTES 

Part 1: Joyful Choices!


Joyfulness Choice #1: Be ____________________!



Philippians 1:3 (NIV) -- I thank my God every time I remember you. 




Gratitude Exercises:

1. Write down things in life that you are grateful for; keep a gratitude journal!  

2. Write thank you notes to those who have helped or encouraged you along the way!

3. Call or visit people and express your thankfulness for them in special ways! 




Recommended book: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JOY by Dr. Earl Henslin




Joyfulness Choice #2: Be _____________________!




Philippians 1:4 (NIV)
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy…




Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV) 

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.




1. Pray for everyone you know to grow in love! 


2. Pray that everyone you know will think correctly and clearly!


3. Pray for everyone you know to develop godly integrity!   


4. Pray for everyone you know to become more like Jesus!   





Joyfulness Choice #3: Be _____________________!




Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. 


Answers: 1. Thankful 2. Prayerful 3. Hopeful