The Epistle to the Philippians
Being Joyful in Difficult Circumstances
Paul, the author of this Epistle, mentions joy, rejoicing or gladness several times in his letter to this church. However, Paul's circumstances were not joyous at all. He was a prisoner of Rome under house arrest. Yet, he learned to be joyful in difficult circumstances. Come join this study that you may learn to do the same.
Paula Harris is the Founder and Director of Transformed Worldwide Ministries a nondenominational teaching ministry and outreach to women (and the ones they love). TWM exists to empower women through God’s eternal Word. As a speaker, author and soloist, she will expound, exhort and empower through the Word of God so others may know Jesus Christ and be transformed into His likeness. She has written four books: “His Holy Spirit in You,” “Dropped, but Not Broken, “A Woman of All Seasons,” and “Becoming Transformed.” She is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and Peirce College. She is a certified C.L.A.S.S. Speaker and is certified by Evangelism Explosion. She participated in the American Associates of Christian Counselors; and has served on her church’s Women’s Ministry Leadership Team. She has taught Sunday School for over 18 years; teaches two weekly community Bible studies; and teaches live on-line courses for women.
By the grace of God, she has traveled near and far to share with women through this teaching ministry. She has led church, community, corporate, and prison Bible studies. She has traveled throughout Pennsylvania and a variety of other states, including the island of St. Thomas for a women's conference. Her burden is to help other women overcome the world's deception and understand God's perspective on how to live abundantly each day. Through her lesson materials you will learn to passionately pursue a divine lifestyle of loving from the inside out, so you will experience a more fulfilling life with God and others. Her website is: www.twmforjesus.org. There you can have access to her blog, weekly podcasts, newsletters and more. One thing is certain; Paula enjoys equipping others in their search for truth from the Word of God.
Romans 12:1–2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
What Others Are Saying…
Tyreta Jefferson, Member of the MBF Women's Ministry
"I have known Paula Harris for many years and if I had to give a brief description of her, it would be: Warm, gracious, joyful, loving, courageous, hard working, a student of the Word, and a committed Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. She stands as a role model for a godly woman in this day and age.
Over the past 5 years, I've been taught and blessed through her teaching ministry, Transformed Worldwide Ministries. Paula has been a keynote speaker for 2 women conferences hosted by the Montco Bible Fellowship Women's Ministry, of which I am a member. I can confidently say that, on each occasion, Paula delivered Spirit-infused, life application lessons that were thought-provoking, relevant and could only have been possible through fervent prayer and study of the Word. It was also obvious that Paula had painstakingly pondered the best way to present the teachings in order to gain maximum impact, participation, and understanding. By the end of each conference, there was not a dry eye or a life that had not been touched or healed by the Spirit of the Lord. "
Marilyn Olmstead, Branch Area Women’s Gathering,
“Paula is one of the most dynamic speakers we have ever had at our women’s retreat. Her messages have everything…humor, life illustrations, and most importantly of all, God's Word made alive and fresh and exciting!”
Candace Davison, Women’s Ministry Coordinator for Sandy Cove
“Paula is a woman of God who is friendly and personable. When Paula speaks she is articulate, skillful and aware of the needs of her audience. She has been greatly appreciated by the women who have heard her speak at Sandy Cove.”
Evelyn Barnes, Star of Hope Women's Retreat Coordinator
“I would like to confirm the stellar contribution that Paula Harris made to the annual women's retreat that was hosted by Enon Tabernacle and Star of Hope Baptist Churches in July 2005. Sister Harris was our keynote speaker and also facilitated a workshop during our retreat experience. The retreat committee found Sister Harris to be well equipped and zealous in her efforts to share the Word of God with the more than 300 women who attended. The women received her well and were blessed by the depth of her information and the very personal way that she shared. When not in the formal role of a presenter/facilitator, Sister Harris could be found ministering to the women, on-to-one, as she sought to provide Godly support and guidance on a very personal level. It is without hesitation that we would invite Paula Harris to participate in future ministry events and we are certain that we would refer those in need to the "Transformed Worldwide Ministries" initiatives. Sister Harris' biblically-based and practical approach to ministry is sure to touch the lives of those who sit under her teaching.”
Patrick Glennon, National Christian Conference Center
“Paula’s love for the Lord is evident in all that she does in both personal and professional relationships. Combined with her outgoing, personable and caring personality makes her a perfect guest speaker. She has the wonderful ability to see humor in all aspects of life, adding that necessary zest and joy to all her engagements.”
“Paula’s effective insight into God’s Word spoke to the hearts of all the women who attended last year’s Annual Ladies Retreat. A second retreat was held several months later due to the enthusiasm expressed by the women who attended the first retreat.”
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