Manifestations of Spiritual Joy, Prov 15:13

Spiritual joy is not an emotion like natural joy.  As we saw in last week’s study, natural joy is the feeling derived from some pleasure, delight, success, accomplishment, etc.  Spiritual joy, on the other hand, is derived from the Lord.   However, as natural joy is manifested in your feelings...

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Our Father Shall Rejoice, Prov 23:24

We are the children of God.  We are the sons of God and, therefore, God is our Father.  And just like any father who smiles with joy when his children do what he likes, so there are certain things we do that cause our Father to rejoice.  And the beautiful...

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How to Live in Perilous Times Hab. 3:18

How to Live in Perilous Times Hab. 3:18 CLICK TITLE FOR  AUDIO There is no question that the world is in perilous times.  And the topic among Christians often concerns how to live in perilous times.  Some want to hunker down and await the coming “storm,” some want all the...

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The Lord Always Before Me Ps 16:6-11

The Lord Always Before Me Ps 16: 6-11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In our lives, we are always influenced by the people who are around us, and by the people with whom we associate.  We often live to impress them, whether they are impressed with what we really are or...

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Wise Men Matt 2:1-12

Wise Men Matt. 2:1-12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The wise men who came to Israel looking for the king of the Jews were men who would have known about the birth of the Messiah from the prophecies of Daniel and from their interest in astrology.  Kings in Babylon and in...

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Rejoice with Trembling Ps. 2:11

Rejoice with Trembling Ps. 2:11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Ps 2:11 says, Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  How do you rejoice with trembling?  I understand serving with fear but to rejoice with trembling doesn’t seem to make sense. If we could see God’s glory [Ex 33:18-23; Ex...

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Rejoice in Answered Prayer Jn.16:23-24

Rejoice in Answered Prayer Jn. 16:23-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jesus showed us in Jn 16:23-24 that we should rejoice in answered prayer.  Getting a prayer answered is a reason to rejoice.  And notice that Jesus said, “that your joy may be full.”  So, he wasn’t just talking about a...

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Rejoice in Gods Words Jer. 15:16

Rejoice in God’s Words Jer. 15:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jeremiah said, …thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart [Jer 15:16].  We have been preaching on reasons to rejoice.  And we can and should certainly rejoice in Gods words. We rejoice in: Seeing God’s words –...

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Rejoice in the Lord Is. 61:10-11

Is 61: 10-11 Rejoice in the Lord CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We rejoice in the Lord because he is our God, he saved us, he gave us his righteousness, he has espoused us to him, and he’s coming back for us.  We so often look for joy in things and in...

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Rejoice in the Cross Heb. 12:1-3

Heb 12 1-3 Rejoice in the Cross CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Paul told us to rejoice evermore [1 Thes 5:16]. We have some reasons to rejoice. We should rejoice in the cross.  When Jesus went to the cross there was joy set before him.  There is a great cloud of witnesses...

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