Presentation on theme: "Rejoice in the Lord I would believe in their Christianity if they looked a little more like people who have been saved."— Presentation transcript:
Rejoice in the Lord I would believe in their Christianity if they looked a little more like people who have been saved.
Rejoice in the Lord The expectation of joy –My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you – I, whom you have redeemed. (Ps 71:23) –Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. (Ps 95:1)
Rejoice in the Lord The expectation of joy –… giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his people in the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:12) –I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith (Phil 1:25).
Rejoice in the Lord The expectation of joy –Joy in God because of his salvation
Rejoice in the Lord The command to rejoice –Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again rejoice! (Phil 4:4)
Rejoice in the Lord The command to rejoice –The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name." Jesus replied, "…… However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10:17-20)
Rejoice in the Lord The command to rejoice –Reflect on God’s goodness in salvation
Rejoice in the Lord Expectation of mixed emotions –‘It is a myth that faith is always smiling. The truth is that faith often feels like the very ordinary process of dragging one foot in front of the other because we are conscious of God’
Rejoice in the Lord Expectation of mixed emotions –Rejoice and mourn over the right things –Underlying joy in God
Rejoice in the Lord Expectation of mixed emotions –When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrow like sea billows rolls, whatever my lot you have taught me to say, ‘It is well, it is well with my soul’.
Rejoice in the Lord Prayer for joy –May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
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