5 Lessons by Suzie Klein
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice. Philippians 4:4
On his second missionary journey, Paul had founded the church at Philippi, the first church in Europe. This letter was written to the beloved believers in that church about ten years later while Paul was imprisoned and chained to a Roman soldier. Nevertheless, in spite of his sorrow, Paul’s message is REJOICE! Rejoice in the midst of your troubles and trials. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice! Paul uses the words joy or rejoice sixteen times in this short letter of love, explaining that Christ is the secret of joy in any circumstance.