WEEK ONE

Last week we prepared our hearts for 21 days of dedicated prayer and fasting. Now we’re ready to begin! Let’s commit ourselves to this time and wait expectantly to see what the Lord will do in our church community.

Memory verse for the week:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

Day ONE

BEGIN

Pray to experience joy in Christ through our theme verse:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Review the memory verse for the week:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

READ

Read and meditate on these chapters today: Philippians 1-4

This week we will look at joy in the book of Philippians. Paul’s letter teaches us how in Christ we can have joy in others. On this first day of the week read through the entire book in your own Bible, highlighting every use of the words “joy” and “rejoice.”

Philippians has been called the book of joy because it’s Paul’s most joyful letter. And it was written from a Roman jail cell! As you read, make note of your first impressions about what Paul says about joy. Look for what you learn about God and listen for what the Spirit is saying to you through the Word of God.

PRAY

As the Spirit leads, let these themes guide you in your prayer today:

  • Thank God for giving us his Word
  • Confess any sin God is bringing to your mind.
  • Ask God for strength to begin your fast.
  • Ask God for how to encourage your prayer partner.
  • Pray that the Spirit will give you insight into joy in Philippians.

JOURNAL

What are you learning about God as you seek to experience joy in Christ?

What do you sense God is saying to you by his Spirit, through his Word?

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SHARE

Talk with your prayer partner about what you are learning, how you are growing to experience more joy in Christ. Pray together.

 

About the Engage God DailY

Jesus invites us to know him personally and engage with him daily. Through daily Bible reading and prayer, we can grow in our relationship with him. The Engage God Daily is a daily resource designed to help you better understand the Bible and take you deeper into the concepts taught on Sunday mornings.

Use this guide to prepare for next Sunday’s teaching. Each day presents a reading, Scripture, and a prayer to help grow in your walk with Christ this week. 

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21 Days | Day 13

21 Days | Day 13

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21 Days | Day 12

21 Days | Day 12

Day TWELVE BEGIN Pray to experience joy in Christ through our theme verse: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) Review the memory verse for the week:...

21 Days | Day 11

21 Days | Day 11

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