Presentation on theme: "The power of the joy-fueled life JOY fueled to go…"— Presentation transcript:
The power of the joy-fueled life JOY fueled to go…
A.Source of power – the JOY of the LORD! “… the joy of the L ORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) He, the source of all things, is joyful – it’s His nature so we live in a joyful universe – the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you and the trees of the field will clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)
What is joy? A lasting sense of well-being The prospect of possessing what one desires
Why is He joyful? (lasting sense of well-being) 1.He is love – desiring the best for all, always! 2. He enjoys what He has created – it is good! 3. Love NEVER fails – He is not threatened.
Why is He joyful? (prospect of possessing what He desires) 4. Firstly, He is a Father at heart, and He has redeemed His family for the joy set before Him (Hebrews 12:2) 5. He has overcome the world system for them, and is working all things together for good (John 16:33, Romans 8:28)
A.Source of power – the Lord delights in you! 1.He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17) 2.The Lord takes delight in His people (Psalm 149:4, Isaiah 65:19). The Lord will take delight in you (Isaiah 62:4)
A.Source of power – the Lord delights in you! 3.The ultimate goal is to be with Him (Revelation 21:1-4). The Lord is with you (Immanuel), for ages yet to come (Ephesians 2:6-7). He wants us, He likes us and we are important to Him.
B.Receiving joy-generated power – USE YOUR CONNECTION! In Christ, seated in heavenly places in Him (Ephesians 2:6-7) Christ in us, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27) Sons of God, led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14) Participators in the divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4)
B.Receiving joy-generated power – USE YOUR CONNECTION! Displaying His wisdom – pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, sincere The Lamb on the throne – being lambs among wolves, good overcoming evil Responding from the Spirit – do not react in the flesh
C.Living in real power – well-being Be joyful, ALWAYS (1 Thessalonians 5:16) Rejoice in the Lord, ALWAYS (Philippians 4:4-7) Fruit of the Spirit is joy (Galatians 5:22)
C.Living in real power – the prospect of possessing what one desires This is eternal life – to know and experience the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He sent (John 17:3) We will be with Him when He returns (Revelation 21:1-4) The meek shall inherit the earth (Matthew 4:5)