Messy Christianity: Overwhelming Joy

The Infancy of Joy

1 Peter 1                                                                                  Feb. 19,2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

1 Peter 1:8-9 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

 

In order to live a life of Joy, we must understand its lifecycle.  After its birth, Joy becomes an infant.  In almost every case the infancy of Joy is a glorious celebration.

1) I rejoice at my ________________ – 1 Peter 1:3-9

  • From __________ to __________
  • From ____________ to ___________
  • From _____________ to __________
  • From ______________ to ____________
  • From ______________ to _____________
  • From _______________ to _____________

2) ______________ rejoices at my Salvation – Luke 15:3-7

  • We rejoice most in our _____________ when we recover from a dangerous disease.
  • We rejoice over a child rescued from ____________ more than those who are in safety.
  • Heaven rejoices over one that is ____________ more than those that would be holy.

3) Others rejoice during my ______________ – Mt. 28:19-20

  • It tells a ____________
  • It tells _________ story

Embrace the Mess!!!