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SERMONS ON JOY

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JOY SERMON OUTLINES

by Claude Thomas

Introduction: A parishioner's parting words to his pastor were penetrating and pertinent. He simply said, "Whatever you do, don't miss the joy!" That's a good word. Robert Louis Stevenson, at life's end, said, "To miss the joy is to miss everything!" What are we Christians going to say to that? Are we really supposed to experience joy? Sometimes it would appear…

by Adrian Rogers

Today we want to talk to you about the fullness of joy, how to have fullness of joy, a recipe for joy. And what is the recipe for joy? Alright, John chapter fifteen, John chapter fifteen and verse eleven. We've been just coming right through the gospel of John. Last week, we were in John chapter eleven and today is the last in this series in the gospel of…

by Jerry Vines

I have talked with you about the way to spell joy. We know the way you spell joy - J O Y - Jesus, first; others second; and yourself last. Today, I'm going to tell you about the mathematics of joy. Of all of the writings of the Apostle Paul, the book of Philippians is the most intimate and personal in nature. Actually, as we read these words, Paul is sharing from his…

by Ernest Easley

We are thinking tonight about Sowing in Tears... Reaping in Joy. The Psalmist declares in Psalm 126.5-6, "Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Now concerning this matter of sowing of reaping... think with me for a few…

by Nelson Price

Jesus Christ spoke of His followers as being IN the world but not OF the world. JESUS CHRIST prayed, "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are IN the world... Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me" (John 17:11). He then said, "They are not OF the world, just as I am not of the world" (John 17: 16). If you are a professing Christian…

by Frank Pollard

How do you measure a church? A church is a spiritual and material entity whose mission is to love God, to love each other, to learn and obey the word of God, to commit our lives, our talents, our resources to the task of telling as many as we can about the love of God in Christ Jesus. It's hard to measure effectiveness in doing that. It's like looking at the railroad…

by Jesse Hendley

Today, friends, we are taking up "The Christian's Unfailing Joy." The joy filled life! Living life with joy! We see the exuberance of the early Christians in this Book of Acts and how they met all the trials and afflictions of this present world with an overflowing joy, and it thrills our hearts. No wonder everywhere they went people were won to them. It was because of their…

by Rick White

I recently heard about a very poor man who had always wanted to take a cruise. He saved the money to purchase this life long dream. Once aboard ship he was lost in a world that he did not understand. Especially this was true regarding meals for his journey. He brought along cheese and crackers to eat everyday while people all around him enjoyed the meals…

by Jeff Ginn

In Dangers, Toils & Snares, John Ortberg writes: When we take our children to the shrine of the Golden Arches, they always lust for the meal that comes with a cheap little prize, a combination christened, in a moment of marketing genius, the Happy Meal. You're not just buying fries, McNuggets, and a dinosaur stamp; you're buying happiness...

by Stan Coffey

Today do you know that full joy that Jesus died and rose again to give everyone of us? He said "I came that you might have life, but that you might have it more abundantly." You know Jesus not only came to add years to our life but He came to add life to our years. He said, "...I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full…

by Johnny Hunt

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.'' This is one of the Messianic Psalms. It was....

by Robert Dawson

The great missionary Amy Carmichael said, ''Everywhere the perpetual endeavor of the enemy of souls is discouragement. If he can get the soul 'under the weather,' he wins.'' Perhaps, there is nothing that Satan uses any more to defeat a Christian than discouragement. Who among us has not been discouraged...

by Rich Wooten

Welcome to a unique service for us at West! We only do this once a year and I look forward to it because it gives us a chance to do something that we don't normally experience - looking at something other than the back of the head in front of you! There is something about Face-to-Face that brings a different experience for us as the...

by Patrick Edwards

It's no secret that our culture is obsessed with sex. Teresa and I often lament how you can hardly find T.V. shows without sexual references and characters who sleep with one another. I'm amazed how often we'll be in the checkout line at the grocery store and the cover of nearly every magazine has some reference not just to sex...

by Jerry Branch

IF that is what John was talking about, then it would be pretty short-lived because it would be relying upon EXTERNAL circumstance or feeling good.That wouldn't have worked for those Christians living back then under persecution and hardships.So, therefore, we need to understand that this thing called ''Joy'' that John is...

by Patrick Edwards

James tells us, ''Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.'' The attitude that the child of God should strive for when going through...

by Johnny Hunt

No leader, spiritual or secular, has ever accepted and announced such a detailed and demanding task. Every expectation is made public so that the Servant can be held accountable for His performance in every area of His ministry. One of the tests of Jesus' integrity is to ask, ''Did He do what He said He would do and achieve what He set out...

by Jerry Branch

The angel brought news that was to give the people GREAT JOY. But what is the one ingredient that is missing in so many people's lives these days? Have you ever noticed how joy seems to be the missing ingredient in so many people's lives so much of the time? Unfortunately, it's EVEN a missing ingredient in the lives of so...

by J. Gerald Harris

As we come tonight to observe the Lord's supper I want to remind you that it is the policy of this church not to dictate who can participate in the Lord's supper and who cannot participate in the Lord's supper. That is a matter for each of you to decide. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11:28, "Let each man examine himself and so let him...

by Christopher Harbin

Our media portrays this a season of endless celebration, festivities, laughter, and contentment. For many, holidays are times of despair, loss, and grief over broken homes or the death of loved ones. Amid plastered smiles, many struggle through the season with burdens of despair and dread. Can joy flourish and grow amid turmoil, grief...