Webster’s defines joy as “intense happiness or great delight”. Now let me ask you a question. Are you intensely happy right now? How about in the past week or month or year even? I can definitely think of moments of time when I have been happy but intensely happy? In Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, he will not only tell them why he is intensely happy but how they can be intensely happy themselves. In this sermon, we will begin to see how we too can have this kind of joy in our lives.