Introduction to the Joy Series ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ told us that He came so that His followers could have true joy resulting from their relationship with God? Listen to His words: “…I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled…” (John 17:13). In the prior covenant King David said, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Near the close of our New Testament, “the disciple whom Jesus loved” tells us that “these things we write to you that yourjoy may be full” (1 John 1:4).
Joy In God ~ “And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation” (Romans 5:11).
Joy In Christ ~ Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).
Joy In The Spirit ~ “Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).
Observation ~ All three members of the Trinity are involved in the Christian’s joy.
Concluding Comment ~ Regarding Christian joy Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, said: “Peace is joy resting, and joy is peace dancing.”
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