Messy Christianity – Overwhelming Joy

The Birth of Joy

Selected Passages                                                                                     Jan. 29, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Phil 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Joy is more than Jesus – Others – You.  It is more than a settled confidence God is in control.  It is more than basing one’s feelings on the certainty of God rather than on current surroundings.  The whole essence of joy is birthed from accurate biblical teaching and application.

Four Not So Simple Questions…

1) What erroneous _____________ about God am I holding onto that keeps me from experiencing joy?

  • The Health Wealth and Comfort (God serves them)
  • The MDP – Modern Day ___________ (__________ serves them)

2) Do I use God to _____________ my interest or do I _________ God to further His? – Isa. 64:8; Job 2:10; 2 Cor. 4:7-12

3) Do I use the Bible to solely __________ what I know is right or to find out where I am ___________? – 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Phil. 3:1-15

  • The __________ can be a hindrance of Joy
  • The ______________ is where I am called to live

4) Am I _____________ to find out where I am wrong so I can be made __________? – Job 5:17; Ps. 32