Sermons on Joy
4 Keys to Finding Joyful Fellowship in the Gospel Thankful prayer for each other Working together for the Gospel Confidence in God’s work of salvation Love because of the outworking in the Gospel
1) You will not find joy away from God’s presence or purpose for your life. 2) God pursues His children with acts of grace called “discipline” for our good & the good of others. 3) God calls us to unashamedly be followers of Jesus in our time and place. 4) Jonah is part of the giant list of Old Testament passages that point to Jesus.
What does it mean to be pure in heart? What does it mean to see God?
1) What Does it Mean to Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness? 2) Why are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Blessed? 3) How Do I Cultivate a Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?
The video above says “4/24/22” at the top, but it IS the sermon from 5/1/22. We will try to avoid the incorrect date stamp in the future to avoid confusion. May the Lord strengthen your faith through His Word! 5 Results of Doubting Your Doubts and Believing In Christ: 1) Peace 2) Joy 3) Mission 4) God’s Smile 5) Life
In John 17:6-19 we see that the church is made up of: People called out from the world People with Biblical belief in Christ People with a New Identity People of Joy People of Holiness People on Mission People of the Truth
The Glory of God in Giving Eternal Life to His People Through Jesus (17:1-2) The Glory of God in the Joy of Forever Knowing God (17:3) The Glory of God in Accomplishing the Work God has for Us (17:4) The Glory of God in the Eternal Glory of Jesus (17:5)
1) The joy Jesus offers can come out of sorrow & cannot be taken away (John 16:16-22) 2) The joy Jesus offers is the joy of answered prayer (John 16:23-24) 3) The joy Jesus offers is the joy of being loved by the Father (John 16:25-28) 4) The joy Jesus offers is the joy of being on Jesus’s winning team (John 6:29-33)
Three reasons we need to be connected to & stay connected to Jesus: 1) It is the only way we can accomplish anything for God’s glory (15:5, 8) 2) It is the only way we can have assurance of salvation and not judgment (15:2, 6) 3) It is the only way we can know Jesus’s love and joy (15:9-11)
The Happiness Jesus Offers is better the the World’s Happiness because: It rests on Spiritual Realities, not Material Realities It focuses on a Transformed Heart, not Modified Behavior It is Enduring, not Circumstantial