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2 Looking For True Joy That Will Last Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, December 16, 2012

3 Looking For True Joy That Will Last Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, December 16, 2012

4 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) 10 I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation

5 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

6 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) 11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

7 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

8 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

9 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) 2 to proclaim the year of the Lords favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

10 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

11 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

12 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

13 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

14 Isaiah 61:1-5 (NIV 1984) 5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

15 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 34 How will this be, Mary asked the angel, since I am a virgin?

16 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 35 The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

17 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.

18 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 37 For nothing is impossible with God.

19 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 38 I am the Lords servant, Mary answered. May it be to me as you have said. Then the angel left her.

20 Introduction C.S. Lewis on Joy… Our rights to pursue and the agonies of our expedition…

21 I.True Joy acknowledges the delivery of a _____ of God deposited in _______. gift hope

22 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

23 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

24 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) 2 to proclaim the year of the Lords favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

25 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

26 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

27 Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV 1984) They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

28 Isaiah 59:1-2 (NIV 1984) 1 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

29 Isaiah 59:1-2 (NIV 1984) 2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

30 Psalm 51:8-9 (NIV 1984) 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

31 Psalm 51:8-9 (NIV 1984) 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

32 I.True Joy acknowledges the delivery of a _____ of God deposited in _______. A. It does not depend on us, our efforts or our experiences gift hope

33 I.True Joy acknowledges the delivery of a _____ of God deposited in _______. A. It does not depend on us, our efforts or our experiences B. Gods great declaration gift hope

34 II.True Joy expresses what God has ___________ for us, both ______ and in the ________ intendednow future

35 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) 10 I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation

36 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

37 Isaiah 61:10-11 (NIV 1984) 11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

38 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

39 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus mother said to him, They have no more wine.

40 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 4 Dear woman, why do you involve me? Jesus replied. My time has not yet come. 5 His mother said to the servants, Do whatever he tells you.

41 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

42 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 7 Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet. They did so,

43 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside

44 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 10 and said, Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.

45 John 2:1-11 (NIV 1984) 11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

46 II.True Joy expresses what God has __________ for us, both ______ and in the ________ A. Dont pretend you are a ______ before a wedding banquet intended nowfuture stoic

47 II.True Joy expresses what God has __________ for us, both ______ and in the ________ A. Dont pretend you are a ______ before a wedding banquet B. God _________ joy and does not ______ back But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah intended nowfuture stoic releases hold

48 Isaiah 61:3 (NIV 1984) 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

49 Isaiah 61:3 (NIV 1984) the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

50 Isaiah 61:3 (NIV 1984) They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

51 II.True Joy expresses what God has __________ for us, both ______ and in the ________ A. Dont pretend you are a ______ before a wedding banquet B. God _________ joy and does not ______ back C. Remember that God creates heaven and He does not ask us to live in a ___________ intended nowfuture stoic releases hold doghouse

52 Isaiah 62:4 (NIV 1984) 4 No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.

53 III.True Joy expresses thankful _____________ of the _________ _________ of life interruptionsroutine motion

54 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 34 How will this be, Mary asked the angel, since I am a virgin?

55 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 35 The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

56 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.

57 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 37 For nothing is impossible with God.

58 Luke 1:34-38 (NIV 1984) 38 I am the Lords servant, Mary answered. May it be to me as you have said. Then the angel left her.

59 III.True Joy expresses thankful _____________ of the _________ _________ of life A. Singable joy is a result of ______ and ___________ interruptionsroutine motion faithobedience

60 Luke 1:38 (NIV 1984) 38 I am the Lords servant, Mary answered. May it be to me as you have said. Then the angel left her.

61 III.True Joy expresses thankful _____________ of the _________ _________ of life A. Singable joy is a result of ______ and ___________ B. Abundant joy comes out of _________ with God interruptionsroutine motion faithobedience intimacy

62 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

63 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.

64 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

65 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 Why wasnt this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a years wages.

66 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

67 John 12:1-8 (NIV 1984) 7 Leave her alone, Jesus replied. It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.

68 III.True Joy expresses thankful _____________ of the _________ _________ of life A. Singable joy is a result of ______ and ___________ B. Abundant joy comes out of _________ with God C. Pure joy is not ___________ on circumstance interruptions routinemotion faithobedience intimacy dependent

69 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

70 James 1:2-4 (NIV 1984) 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

71 Conclusion Finding ________ ________ in our hearts is the reason of our great joy. JesusChrist


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