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  • Joy Is Not Gush; Joy Is Not Jolliness. Joy Is ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007

    Joy is not gush; joy is not jolliness. Joy is just perfect acquiescence in God's will because the ...read more

  • Joy  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Joy In Galatians 5: 22 we read that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is joy. The Greek word means an inner gladness, a deep pleasure which comes from an inner assurance and confidence that God does all things for His good purposes. This joy is not the same as the joy found ...read more

  • Joy To The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009

    JOY TO THE WORLD Sadly, our period in history is not, by any means, the first to argue, fight or shoot at one another over our opinions about what does and does not make a worthy song of worship. Nor is ours the first in which there were scores of people in the congregations who sang the words ...read more

  • Joy Shared Is Joy ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007

    Joy shared is joy ...read more

  • To Be Able To Find Joy In Anothers Joy: That Is ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007

    To be able to find joy in anothers joy: that is the ...read more

  • Joy Is The Sweet Voice, Joy The Luminous ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007

    "Joy is the sweet voice, joy the ...read more

  • The Antonym Of Joy  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2001
    based on 17 ratings

    THE ANTONYM OF JOY Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present, and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today, and insecurity regarding strength for tomorrow. It is unawareness of the ...read more

  • Joy In This World  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    JOY IN THIS WORLD Men have pursued joy in every avenue imaginable. Some have successfully found it while others have not. Perhaps it would be easier to describe where joy cannot be found: Not in Unbelief -- Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: "I wish I had never ...read more

  • The Wine Of Joy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    THE WINE OF JOY To the Jewish people wine symbolized joy. The Jewish rabbis had a saying, ‘Without wine there is no joy.” At the wedding in Cana their joy had run out! This statement by the mother of Jesus goes beyond liquid refreshment at a wedding. It is symbolic of our lives. It is a ...read more

  • Joy List

    Contributed by Dale Hummel on May 14, 2008

    JOY LIST Writer C. W. Metcalf was working as a hospice volunteer when he met 13-year-old Chuck, who was terminally ill. One day Chuck gave Metcalf half-a-dozen sheets of paper with writing on both sides and said, "I want you to give this to my mom and dad after I die. It's a list of all the fun ...read more

  • Restitution = Joy  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Sep 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Restitution = Joy Zacchaeus had hurt many people. Perhaps many were devastated economically. This would go a long way to beginning to set people back right. It's kind of like Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas morning. Think back to that ...read more

  • Joy On The Road

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 25, 2008

    Joy on the Road Honda made a "Musical Road" for a commercial in Lancaster, CA, that played the William Tell Overture when you drove on it. At first, it wasn't too exciting. But as you picked up speed, you could actually hear a song played by the tires hitting the grooves in the road at just the ...read more

  • Fight For Joy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2008

    Fight for Joy John Piper offers 15 Biblical things we must do to fight for joy. (I can only list them today, and commend to you his book, "When I Don’t Desire God.") This list reminds me that faith does not produce inactivity, but God-centered activity: 1) Realize that authentic joy in God is ...read more

  • The Joy Of Salvation  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    THE JOY OF SALVATION The late great English Congregationalist clergyman and church leader, Robert William Dale (1829-1895), once wrote: "We do not please God more by eating bitter aloes than by eating honey. A cloudy, foggy, rainy day is not more heavenly than a day of sunshine. A funeral ...read more

  • On Christian Joy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 24, 2009

    ON CHRISTIAN JOY Billy Sunday said, "To see some people today you would think that the essential of Christianity is to have a face so long you could eat oatmeal out of the end of a gas pipe." William Barclay said that "A gloomy Christian is a contradiction in terms, and nothing in all ...read more

  • Joy-Suckers

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Apr 5, 2009

    JOY-SUCKERS A "joy sucker" is someone who is determined to create either discouragement or hardship on your ministry. "Joy suckers" take on all shapes and sizes, but most often they are negative in their outlook, disappointed with their family, in need of attention or enamored with their own ...read more

  • Joy Is Black

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 10, 2009

    JOY IS BLACK I recently read the following letter that was sent to Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The letter was sent by Mrs. Lane, who has been a primary school teacher for 38 years: Dear Michael, One day I was trying to teach my students the ...read more

  • The Pursuit Of Joy

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 31, 2010

    THE PURSUIT OF JOY Men have pursued joy in every avenue imaginable. Some have successfully found it while others have not. Perhaps it would be easier to describe where joy cannot be found: Not in Unbelief — Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: “I wish I had never ...read more

  • The Joy Of Citizenship

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Mar 15, 2011

    THE JOY OF CITIZENSHIP Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: "As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long." ...read more

  • Holy Joy

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 6, 2012

    HOLY JOY Richard Foster describes holy joy like this: "Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. ...It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride. ...Utter abandonment to God is done freely and with celebration. And so I urge you to enjoy this ministry of self-surrender. ...The ...read more