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1. Anxiety

1.1. Philippians 4:5 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!

1.1.1. Paul prison

1.1.2. Chained

1.1.3. Imagine Discouragement

1.1.4. Anxiety

1.2. When upset

1.2.1. Flat tire Rejoice

1.2.2. Show you rejoice Rejoice always?

1.2.3. Always? Rejoice spouse lies you? Battling cancer? Lose scholarship? Boyfriend cheated? Child drugs? Make rent? Leave house?

1.2.4. Always?

1.3. Phil 4:4-7

1.3.1. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

1.3.2. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1.3.3. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1.4. How could Paul rejoice when locked up?

1.4.1. How could he PRAISE when dream PREACH

1.4.2. Goes bed in PRISON?

1.4.3. It’s all about—Perspective

2. The Perspective of Praise

2.1. Perspective

2.1.1. How you see something

2.2. Look at same thing

2.2.1. See something different J-E-S-U-S

2.3. Word Perceive

2.3.1. Look through

2.4. Perspective Fear & Anxiety

2.5. Perspective Praise

2.6. Philippians 1:12-13 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ

2.6.1. Perspective of Praise

2.7. Perspective of Pain

2.7.1. Dreams over

2.7.2. Stuck here

2.7.3. Can’t sleep

2.7.4. Breathe

2.8. Perspective of Praise

2.8.1. God has a purpose and plan Even if I can't see it.

2.8.2. Faith Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) 6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. ...

3. Who is the real prisoner?

3.1. Wasn’t 1st time Paul praised in prison

3.2. Paul and Silas going to Place of Prayer

3.3. Preaching let to rioting

3.4. Acts 16:22 22 A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods.

3.5. Stripped

3.5.1. Confidence

3.5.2. Peace

3.5.3. Joy

3.6. Acts 16:23–24 (NLT) 23 They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape.

3.7. Beaten

3.7.1. Discouragement

3.7.2. Doubts

3.7.3. Worries

3.8. Acts 16:25 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.

3.9. Notice

3.9.1. Praising God

3.9.2. While they were in prison

3.9.3. Wasn’t praise for the WHAT

3.9.4. WHO God was!

3.9.5. Praise Before the Provision

4. Rejoice always

4.1. Praise him when he delivers me.

4.2. Praise him when He doesn’t.

4.3. We Don't praise God for what he does.

4.4. We praise God for who He is.

5. QR Perspective