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September 7, 2012

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RUSHVILLE — Plum Creek Christian Church

"Unstoppable Joy"

Do we really believe that the Bible applies to us? Philippians 4:2 is talking about fellow believers who could not agree. Paul was not afraid to address this issue. He knew more harm than good would come from relational problems within the church. We should not be foolish enough to think this situation does not happen in churches today. Paul shows the importance of meeting these problems that arise head-on. If not they have the potential to destroy. Do not let anything hinder your relationship with Jesus. Jesus wants us to reconcile and be in prayer for the person we disagree with. When we are on our knees our burdens don't seem as heavy. Is God convicting you to make amends with someone in your church or family? God disciplines us for our own good so we can grow and mature. Paul urges us to remain joyful by thinking about the right things. Try thinking about positive instead of focusing on the negative. When we are living in line with the teaching of Jesus we won't be so focused on others shortcomings. Listen to the words of Paul, "Rejoice, again I will say rejoice! As Christians we have much to be joyful about. Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven! Let's do our best to bring others with us. We don't want arguments to prevent people from knowing Jesus. Visit with us this Sunday where we strive to be the church God intends us to be. We pray our joy will be contagious!

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