Messy Christianity…Overwhelming Joy

The Adolescence of Joy (3)

1 Kings 17, 18                                                                                           March 12, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker


Sesame Street had a regular segment on the show that asked the question, “Which one of these doesn’t belong?”  Can you guess which one doesn’t belong?

The same question applies to Joy in Adolescence.  Which one does not fit like the others?  Today we will find out.



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 FRIENDS – Ps. 55

  • Being human means, at times, friends will DISAPPOINT 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!!!