Invested with Strength
The Morning of Joy
The Joyful Reaping
The Gospel of Sunshine
The Joy of the Angels
1. Invested with Strength
Nehemiah 8:10 And
Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet
drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is
a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the
Lord is your strength!”
2. The Morning of Joy
Psalms 30:5 For his
anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may
last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Jeremiah 31:13 The
young women will dance for joy, and the men—old and young—will join in the
celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will
comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.
3. The Joyful Reaping
Psalms 126:5-6 Those
who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. 6 They weep
as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
4. The Gospel of Sunshine
Isaiah 12:3 With joy
you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!
Isaiah 51:11 Those who
have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with
everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be
filled with joy and gladness.
John 15:11 I have told
you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will
James 1:2 Dear
brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an
opportunity for great joy.
5. Abounding Joy
Psalms 16:11 You will
show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and
the pleasures of living with you forever.
John 16:24 You haven’t
done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have
1 Peter 1:8 You love
him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you
trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
1 Peter 4:13 Instead,
be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering,
so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed
to all the world.
6. The Joy of the Angels
Luke 15:10 In the same
way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”
Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
Scripture is from the New Living Bible
courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
Arranged and modified by HKM 11/12/2010