Messy Christianity…Overwhelming Joy

The Adolescence of Joy (2)

Psalm 55                                                                                  March 5, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Introduction:

Betrayal – Rejection – Abuse – Gossip – Unfaithfulness – Infidelity – Treachery – Deceitfulness – Disloyalty – Cruelty – Manipulation – Exploitation – Unkindness – Nastiness – Malice – Heartless – Meanness – Spiteful – Callous – Ruthless – Hatred – Revenge – Brokenness – Alone

All words that come to mind when a friend hurts us.

THE BIG ONES…

1) Joy in adolescence can be deeply affected by LOSS – Job. 3

  • One of the greatest CHALLENGES to joy is death

 

 

2) Joy in adolescence can be deeply infected by ______________ – Ps. 55

  • Being human means, at times, friends will ______________ us

 

 

3) Joy in adolescence can be deeply impacted by _____________ – 1 Kings 18; 19

  • You would not think this to be true, but many ____________ regularly with this

 

 

 

Embrace the Mess!!!