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  • Fullness Of Joy And Rivers Of Pleasure

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on May 1, 2006
    based on 106 ratings
     | 55,722 views

    There’s something missing in the lives of so many of God’s people, and it’s called JOY. God’s desire is that we would experience fullness of joy, and rivers of pleasure.

    FULNESS OF JOY AND RIVERS OF PLEASURE: By Pastor Chris Jordan This morning when you woke up, I hope that your heart was the same as mine, and that you said as the Psalmist David did, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of the Lord!” (Psalm 122:1). I hope that you ...read more

  • "Thank You"

    Contributed by Emil Boniog on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,725 views

    Gratitude is good to your soul.

    INTRODUCTION We are a society of complainers. We find fault with everything from the environment to the way our government is handling foreign affairs. We are never satisfied--the economy is bad, gas is expensive, my third wife is the same as my first two ex-wives. Consequently, we are not ...read more

  • Fruit Of The Spirit - Joy - Part 2

    Contributed by Jason Frazier on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,235 views

    Talks about what it means to have joy. Includes an exhaustive outline on every reason the Bible gives to have joy. A great resource & encouragement for pastors

    TEXT: Galatians 5:22-25 The Fruit of the Spirit - Part 2: Joy Last week, we started this series on the Fruit of the Spirit as we talked about “Love.” We talked about the different Greek words for love & their differences. There is so much attention paid to love & its variations. However, as ...read more

  • How To Handle Difficult Times

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 15, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,369 views

    This is a devotional given to my leadership board for the month of November.

    How to Handle Difficult Times Selected Passages November 13, 2001 Three Ways to handle difficult times I. Be Thankful 16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 A. God has blessed ...read more

  • Introduction Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 5, 2001
    based on 27 ratings
     | 945 views

    PAUL INTRODUCES HIS STABILIZING TEACHING TO THE COLOSSIANS WITH THANKSGIVING, A REMINDER, AND A PRAYER ON THEIR BEHALF

    BIG IDEA: PAUL INTRODUCES HIS STABILIZING TEACHING TO THE COLOSSIANS WITH THANKSGIVING, A REMINDER, AND A PRAYER ON THEIR BEHALF (:1-2) GREETING A. Author 1. Paul – The Authority of Leadership – His Divine Calling a. Based on his elevated office = “apostle of Jesus Christ” 1) ...read more

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 23, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,026 views

    God’s desire for our happiness here on earth

    Don’t Worry, Be Happy Subject: God created us to be happy people Proposition: To show the congregation that Christ is the Way to true happiness here on earth. I. Introduction: Several years ago the #1 song on the pop charts was titled: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. It was an upbeat song with ...read more

  • Joy Unspeakable

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 24, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,950 views

    Joy

    Joy Unspeakable I Peter 1:8 John Shearhart March 27, 2011 All of us at different times suffer all kinds of trials. Tonight I want to encourage you. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory (I Peter ...read more

  • A Heart Filled With Joy

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Feb 8, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,059 views

    Our sins have been forgiven. Our hearts should be joyful and focused on Christ

    A Heart filled with JOY! Proverbs 17:22 22 A merry heart £does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. Now, in that same vein, may I suggest that your emotions have a profound affect upon the way you feel. Maybe King Solomon said it best when he wrote these ...read more

  • Laughter, Little Things, And The Lord

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 27, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,530 views

    A sermon on how to have some zest for life with laughter, enjoying the little things and fearing the Lord. Sermon based around Proverbs 15:13-17

    HoHum: In writing about Lincoln’s Civil War years, author Richard Hanser says that on September 22, 1862, the War Cabinet was summoned to the White House for a special session. Lincoln was reading a book as everyone came in. Secretary of War Stanton later said this of the meeting: “Finally the ...read more

  • The Transformer Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2009
    based on 84 ratings
     | 15,770 views

    This powerful sermon touched a number of suffering people who were struggling with doubts about their own faith and God’s faithfulness.

    OPEN: Over the past couple of years there has been a popular pair of movies called “Transformers.” The plot of these movies is that there are two types of aliens which have invaded Earth. The one alien force is called the “Decepticons”. These are an evil group of machines whose whole goal is to ...read more

  • The Presence Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,533 views

    How joyous will our lives be at the end of life’s journey? This is one of the most probing and personal questions that could be asked of every single one of us here today!

    Robert Robinson was just a small boy when his dad died, and this meant that he had to go to work while still very young. Without a father to guide him, he fell in with bad crowd of friends. One day his gang harassed a drunken gypsy. Pouring more whiskey into her, they demanded she tell their ...read more

  • The Joy Of Being A Christian

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 73 ratings
     | 10,071 views

    Our text shows why being a Christian brings joy into our lives. 1- We’re called 2- We’re loved 3- We’re kept

    INTRO.- ILL.- After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. So he went to the barber shop which was owned by the pastor of the town Baptist Church. The ...read more

  • Becoming A Joy-Full Person Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 5, 2004
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,048 views

    2 keys to Becoming a Joy-Full person: 1 Be thankful for what God has done, and confident of God’s ability to accomplish His work 2. Cultivate agape love toward others

    Philippians: How to Be Joy-FULL. 1. Grow in love (Phil. 1:1-11) May 1/2, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEA: Joy comes from a thankful heart that is confident in God’s provision. INTRO: In the summer of 1988 I left my home in Redmond, Washington for a 3 month musical mission trip with the ...read more

  • Live With An Eternal Perspective Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 20, 2004
    based on 113 ratings
     | 11,717 views

    MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. Don’t get sidetracked by petty disagreements. 3. Live for Christ every

    Becoming a Joy-FULL Person 2. Live With An Eternal Perspective Philippians 1:12-29 May 8/9, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. ...read more

  • Skunks, Chains And The Joy Of The Lord

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on May 19, 2002
    based on 422 ratings
     | 15,399 views

    Sermon on posessing Joy inspite of circumstances

    The Joy Stealers #1 ‘Skunks Chains, and the Joy of the Lord’ Philippians 1:13-21 Introduction: A funny thing happened in Darlington, Maryland several years ago. Edith, a mother of eight, was coming home from a neighbours house one Saturday afternoon. As she walked into the living room, ...read more