Sunday, May 7th
Title: The Joy of God
Scripture: In John 15:11 Jesus said,
“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
Main Idea: We can have joy because the joy of Jesus himself can be in us. Jesus is joyful!
For Hungry Readers: Because of the sinfulness of humanity with which God is dealing, when you read the Bible you can get the impression that God is not joyful. But that is by no means true. God is the most joyful person in existence, infinitely more joyful than you or the most joyful person you know.
After sin has been dealt with, after the final judgment has occurred, we will spend eternity with the God who ceaselessly rejoices in us, in his wise creation, in his own glories, in the members of the Trinity. Jesus wants your joy to be full, and it will be full, as full as his own joy is full.
Faith Declarations: The joy of Jesus abounds in me. My joy is full.