Fighting For Joy and Against Anxiety Pt.1

25 July, 2020
&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
Audio Download

Delivered on Sunday Morning the 25th of July 2020 by Pastor Nelson Attwood at Noble Park Evangelical Baptist Church, Victoria, Australia.

Philippians 4:4-9

July 26th, 2020

Introduction:  Rejoicing and Anxiety

  • Phil.4:4, 4
  • Proverbs 12:25
  • Matthew 13:22,
  • Luke 22:34-35

We Fight For Joy and Against Aniety….

First: By Remembering the Lord is Near

  • Philippians.4:5
  • Isaiah 41:10

1) The Lord is near to us Relationally

2) The Lord is near to us in Proximity

  • Nahum 1:7

Secondly, By Requesting Everything in Prayer

  • Philippians 4:6
  • We Fight for our Joy, By Giving thanks in Everything
  • We Fight against Anxiety by Prayer and Pleading in Everything
  • We Pray in Absolute Honesty
  • Psalm 13:1-6

(Next Week)

Thirdly, By Resting in God’s Promised Peace

  • Philippians 4:7, 9

Fourthly, By Reflecting on (Christ), who is Praise-worthy

  • Philippians 4:8

Fifthly, By Repeating Godly Conduct

  • Philippians 4:9

  Sermon Questions:

 What does it mean to Rejoice?  What does it mean to be Anxious?  What stops us from being Joyful, and what caused anxiety?

 Paul says in a simple truth statement that “The Lord is at hand.”  “At hand” could also be translated as: “close” or “near”.  The Lord is at hand/close/near to us in three ways:

    1. He is close to us relationally; He is our heavenly Father. 
    2. He is close to us positionally, or in proximity; He is with us. 
    3. He is close to us in terms of Christ’s soon return.
  • How does remembering the Lord is close to you:
    • Relationally as Father,
    • with you, side by side,
    • and returning soon in the person of Christ

help you to fight, both for joy, and against anxiety? 

 What other great truths of scripture can we call on and use to help us fight for joy and against anxiety?

  1. We are to fight for joy and against anxiety by praying about everything with prayer, pleading and thanksgiving.
  • How does prayer and pleading help us to fight against anxiety?
  • How does giving thanks help us to fight for joy?
  • How can we overcome the tendency to withdraw and not pray when in those deep dark anxious, and joy-less moments?

Please visit us at

Contact us at: Phone: +61 3 9548 1140


Church Location:
152 Harold Rd
Noble Park 3174