Ernest N. PrabhakarDrErnie@RadicalCentrism.org“Road to Joy”A Boundaries RemixSunday AM ServceMay 1st, 2011Kingsway Communi...
The Joy of OwningMy RealityIn Submission ToGod‟s Reality
GodJoyMe You
John 15:10-12 (NIV)10 If you keep my commands, you will remainin my love, just as I have kept my Father‟scommands and rema...
ProcessJoyLoveObedience
QuestionsA. What is Joy?B. How can I continue in Obedience?C. How does God Love us?
A. Joy
Fulfilling My Purpose
Purpose• Happiness• I have fulfilled my purpose• Joy• I am fulfilling my purpose
HappinessDesire Goalact
FrustrationDesire Goalnot
JoyDesire Goalact
Joy is a PurposefulJourney
Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)• Many are the plans• in a person‟s heart,• but it is the LORD‟s• purpose that prevails.
B. Personal Reality
Ownership• Internal• Desires• Attitudes• ValuesIExternal•Talents•Limits•Behavior
Responsibility• Responsible For Myself• Responsible To Others• People• God
MyselfGrowRepentComplyReactInitiate
I already owneverything I needto successfullypursue joy
• Give to Them• Receive from ThemOthersInfluenceTrustRespectForgive
I can not control you.I can control myboundaries with you.That is enough.
Luke 6:41-42 (NKJV)41 And why do you look at the speck in yourbrother‟s eye, but do not perceive the plank inyour own eye?...
C. Ultimate Reality
God‟s Holiness• Wisdom• God‟s Counsel• Power• God‟s Greatness• Love• God‟s Goodness
Our Holiness• Drive relentlessly toward growth anddevelopment• Give up everything that gets in the way oflove• Surrender e...
Everything
Romans 8:28 (NKJV)And we know that allthings work together forgood to those who loveGod, to those who are thecalled accord...
My life is uniquely,lovingly, andoptimally designedfor my glory & joy...
...not my comfort andconvenience
God‟s Will• Preferred Will• “Marriage as a source of comfort and support”• Sovereign Will• “Marriage as the crucible for m...
Every trial is rawmaterial for makingus holy... and thusincreasing our joy.
Romans 5:3-5 (NCV)3 We also have joy with our troubles, becausewe know that these troubles producepatience.4 And patience ...
Application
The Road to Joy• Invite God to (re)defineyour reality.• Listen to your soul.• Listen to Him.• Everything else will follow.
Response
The Endhttp://RadicalCentrism.org✝
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This sermon dwells on the seminal work by Cloud & Townsend to develop a comprehensive theology of the relationship between Love, Joy, Desire, and Happiness.

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  1. 1. Ernest N. PrabhakarDrErnie@RadicalCentrism.org“Road to Joy”A Boundaries RemixSunday AM ServceMay 1st, 2011Kingsway Community ChurchSan Jose, CA
  2. 2. The Joy of OwningMy RealityIn Submission ToGod‟s Reality
  3. 3. GodJoyMe You
  4. 4. John 15:10-12 (NIV)10 If you keep my commands, you will remainin my love, just as I have kept my Father‟scommands and remain in his love.11 I have told you this so that my joy may bein you and that your joy may be complete.12 My command is this: Love each other as Ihave loved you.
  5. 5. ProcessJoyLoveObedience
  6. 6. QuestionsA. What is Joy?B. How can I continue in Obedience?C. How does God Love us?
  7. 7. A. Joy
  8. 8. Fulfilling My Purpose
  9. 9. Purpose• Happiness• I have fulfilled my purpose• Joy• I am fulfilling my purpose
  10. 10. HappinessDesire Goalact
  11. 11. FrustrationDesire Goalnot
  12. 12. JoyDesire Goalact
  13. 13. Joy is a PurposefulJourney
  14. 14. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)• Many are the plans• in a person‟s heart,• but it is the LORD‟s• purpose that prevails.
  15. 15. B. Personal Reality
  16. 16. Ownership• Internal• Desires• Attitudes• ValuesIExternal•Talents•Limits•Behavior
  17. 17. Responsibility• Responsible For Myself• Responsible To Others• People• God
  18. 18. MyselfGrowRepentComplyReactInitiate
  19. 19. I already owneverything I needto successfullypursue joy
  20. 20. • Give to Them• Receive from ThemOthersInfluenceTrustRespectForgive
  21. 21. I can not control you.I can control myboundaries with you.That is enough.
  22. 22. Luke 6:41-42 (NKJV)41 And why do you look at the speck in yourbrother‟s eye, but do not perceive the plank inyour own eye? 42 Or how can you say to yourbrother, „Brother, let me remove the speckthat is in your eye,‟ when you yourself do notsee the plank that is in your own eye?Hypocrite! First remove the plank from yourown eye, and then you will see clearly toremove the speck that is in your brother‟seye.
  23. 23. C. Ultimate Reality
  24. 24. God‟s Holiness• Wisdom• God‟s Counsel• Power• God‟s Greatness• Love• God‟s Goodness
  25. 25. Our Holiness• Drive relentlessly toward growth anddevelopment• Give up everything that gets in the way oflove• Surrender everything that gets in the wayof truth• Prevent toxic contamination through purityof heart
  26. 26. Everything
  27. 27. Romans 8:28 (NKJV)And we know that allthings work together forgood to those who loveGod, to those who are thecalled according to Hispurpose.
  28. 28. My life is uniquely,lovingly, andoptimally designedfor my glory & joy...
  29. 29. ...not my comfort andconvenience
  30. 30. God‟s Will• Preferred Will• “Marriage as a source of comfort and support”• Sovereign Will• “Marriage as the crucible for making us holy”
  31. 31. Every trial is rawmaterial for makingus holy... and thusincreasing our joy.
  32. 32. Romans 5:3-5 (NCV)3 We also have joy with our troubles, becausewe know that these troubles producepatience.4 And patience produces character, andcharacter produces hope.5 And this hope will never disappoint us,because God has poured out his love to fillour hearts. He gave us his love through theHoly Spirit, whom God has given to us.
  33. 33. Application
  34. 34. The Road to Joy• Invite God to (re)defineyour reality.• Listen to your soul.• Listen to Him.• Everything else will follow.
  35. 35. Response
  36. 36. The Endhttp://RadicalCentrism.org✝

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