There are countless battles in the Christian life to be fought and won. Paul addresses the process of staying on top when the world around you is folding in or falling apart. Staying above the circumstances and experiencing real Christian Joy in life!
Satan does not want you to have victory in your Christian life. He is out to defeat you, this church, the cause of Christ, and the Gospel! We must be single-minded in our faith in Christ, reliance on Him for strength, supply, deliverance and ultimate victory. If we attempt this life and the challenges and battles it throws at us we will be defeated and discouraged. The Apostle Paul gives us three encouragements to aid us in our understanding of the battle to defend the Gospel and live in victory producing joy in our life.