The Apostle Paul patterned his life after Jesus living as a rebel, outlaw, renegade, and sanctified troublemaker. He too was single, broke, often homeless, and so hated that he got run out of more than a few towns after taking a good beating. Paul writes Philippians while he is sitting on the floor of a filthy Roman jail. Alone, flat broke, tired, and hungry, Paul sat down to write a letter. In typical rebel fashion, he wrote about joy and how it can be found in the darkest and most painful seasons of life if we have Jesus.
If you had more money what would you buy? New car? New house? New body? Could any amount of money buy you joy? Preaching from Philippians 4:10-23 Pastor Mark Driscoll reveals that the rebels guide to joy includes knowing how to have joy even when you are flat busted broke and too poor to pay attention.