Messy Christianity – Overwhelming Joy

Adolescence of Joy (5)

Psalm 32, 51                                                                             March 26, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Ps 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

It’s as common as the air we breathe.  It’s as natural as the food we eat.  It’s as normal as the beating of our hearts.  Sin infects all man.  Even believers struggle with sin at times until the day they die.  However, as debilitating as sin is, it does not have to keep us from joy.  How we deal with it up to us.

1) I can choose to ____________ my sin – Ps. 32:3, 4

  • Sin _______________ from my reservoir of joy
  • I can hide it from ___________
  • I cannot hide it from _____________ or my __________


2) I can choose to _______________ my sin – Ps. 32:5; 51:1-11

  • Forgiveness is the _____________ of the reservoir of joy – 51:12
  • An honest confession leads to ________________ forgiveness
  • A _____________ heart leads to Godly actions


3) Confession and forgiveness are great ____________________ tools – Ps. 51:13-17

  • Joy comes when ______ learn from my mistakes
  • Joy comes when _____________ learn from my mistakes

Embrace the Mess!