Messy Christianity – Overwhelming Joy

Joy in Adolescence (4)

Numbers 13, 14                                                                                        March 19, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Num 13:26-28 “There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land. They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit…BUT

There are two distinct ways that joy can be hindered in a believer’s life.  The first is what we will call EXTERNAL factors.  These factors include:

  • Things that happen to me I have no _____________ over
  • Things that happen to me that take me by _____________

The second way is what will be studying next.  They are INTERNAL factors.  These factors include:

  • Things I do that _________ me of joy
  • Things I do have _____________ over

1) My joy will be hindered when I ____________ what God has ___________ in His Word – 14:1-10

  • It impacts my _______________
  • It can impact ______________ generations

2) God gives us His Word as a ___________ to live by

  • It is in our best _____________ to follow Him
  • It is for our ______________ to follow Him

3) God blesses ______________ and judges _________________ – 14:20-25

  • The “ten” saw with their _________
  • The “TWO” saw with their __________

Embrace the Mess