Choose Joy part 2

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Sermon - 9 June 2013
by Bruce McCallum

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Choose Joy part 2

  1. 1. Phil 1:44 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joyPhilippians 1:18-19 (NIV)18 But what does it matter? The important thing isthat in every way, whether from false motives ortrue, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
  2. 2. Philippians 1:25-2625 … and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my beingwith you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflowon account of me.Philippians 2:1-3 (NIV)1 If you have any encouragement from being unitedwith Christ, if any comfort from his love, if anyfellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness andcompassion, 2 then make my joy complete by beinglike-minded, having the same love, being one in spiritand purpose.
  3. 3. Phil 2:17-18I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you tooshould be glad and rejoice with me.Phil 2:2929 Welcome him in the Lord with great joy,Phil 3:11 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord!
  4. 4. Philippians 4:44 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord …
  5. 5. • Choose joy when you pray (Phil 1:4)‘because of Jesus, we fight from victory – notfor victory”• Choose joy when you are wronged ormistreated or misrepresented (Phil 1:16-19)Joy is not the absence of trouble, but thepresence of God.• Choose a joy virus (Phil 1:25-26)• Being joyful is not a matter of personality – itis a godly mindset.
  6. 6. Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)1 If you have any encouragement from beingunited with Christ, if any comfort from hislove, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if anytenderness and compassion, 2 then make myjoy complete by being like-minded, having thesame love, being one in spirit and purpose.
  7. 7. You are united with ChristYou experience the comfort of HisloveYou have fellowship with the SpiritYou discover tenderness &compassion
  8. 8. Being joyful is not a matter ofpersonality – it is a godlymindset
  9. 9. Pleasure is the nextholiday, pay rise, chocolate.Joy is a state of mindavailable to everyone. It is notfound in things but in aPerson.
  10. 10. “It is not mypersonality to bejoyful or to laughmuch”
  11. 11. Nehemiah 8:10The Joy of the Lord is our strength
  12. 12. Proverbs 17:22 (NASB) 22 A joyful heart is goodmedicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.Proverbs 17:22 (TEV) 22 Being cheerful keeps youhealthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time.Proverbs 17:22 (MSG) 22 A cheerful disposition isgood for your health; gloom and doom leave youbone-tired.Proverbs 17:22 (AMP) 22 A happy heart is goodmedicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but abroken spirit dries up the bones.
  13. 13. “These things I have spoken to you, that myjoy may remain in you, and that your joy maybe full” (John 15:11)“In God’s presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm16:11)
  14. 14. Pleasure is the nextholiday, pay rise, chocolate.Joy is a state of mindavailable to everyone. It is notfound in things but in aPerson.
  15. 15. Phil 2:17-18I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So youtoo should be glad and rejoice with me.
  16. 16. “Joy is the infallible sign ofthe presence of God.”
  17. 17. The happiest people dontnecessarily have the best ofeverything. They just makethe most of everything.Happiness isnt gettingwhatever you want. It’senjoying whatever you have.
  18. 18. SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHABURNS”Beloved, rejoice in small victories and littlebreakthroughs, for they are signs of a greatertriumph. Your praise will be like a seed sown ingood ground that will grow into a rousing shout ofjoy, says the Lord. Your faith will also grow as yourecognize and appreciate the small steps ofprogression instead of waiting for the finaloutcome to give thanks. Gratitude is a mightyweapon against discouragement and defeat.”Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put theirtrust in You; let them ever shout for joy, becauseYou defend them; let those also who love Your
  19. 19. Phil 2:2929 Welcome him in the Lord with great joy,
  20. 20. Psalm 51:12-13 (NIV)12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation andgrant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13 Then Iwill teach transgressors your ways, andsinners will turn back to you.Psalm 51:12-13 (MSG)12 Bring me back from gray exile, put a freshwind in my sails! 13 Give me a job teachingrebels your ways so the lost can find their wayhome.
  21. 21. Philippians 3:11 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord!Philippians 4:4, 104 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again:Rejoice!10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord …
  22. 22. When I get what I want, I amhappy, when I do what Hewants, I find joy!
  23. 23. God has given us a lifesentence of joy, with nochance of parole.
  24. 24. Get serious about joy
  25. 25. "Joy is the serious businessof Heaven." C. S. Lewis

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