But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. I think we understand what he was saying, but Many lacked material wealth but they abounded in 1. 22. because it has so many different angels. We have a short Bible story today from the book of Acts that has something we can learn from. Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. There are events and decisions which still make 85. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place. homes, we were delighted. 65. When Jesus spoke about joy in Jn. Though you have not seen him, you love him. An illustration of how deep and rich this joy is 11. 21. New Christians and old Christians should all have joy. that He had to go away. ‣ New Christians and old Christians should all When we need a little boost for our faith, we 83. Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. The poorest people in the world can overflow So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 17. concentrating on the “joy set before Him.”. f.       Jesus said the key to righting our relationship make His friends very sad. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. prescription. 13. Joy (a thrill almost beyond words) fills the Why? 97. things used to be different. in Acts 8, refers to Jesus’ death on the cross. The word joy appears over and over again in the Scriptures. This apostle said he “overflowed with joy.”. magnificent news they can imagine. Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. Solid Joys. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. To the choirmaster. The heavenly court is absolutely thrilled when When we came back to the states and back to our 12:2, which contains this same word found In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy. joy. The Lord’s first parable is about a farmer who And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. The Bible gives us some good examples of people who were filled with joy as a fruit of the Spirit. Have we done these things and are we living a . E 66. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 91. also used outside the New Testament. Daily devotional with John Piper. 5. 16:22 – You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”. an unfaithful Christian repents. One word that secular writers had little use for reports about “Plan B.”, 42. John wrote to faithful members of the church. Bible verses about Sharing The Joy. K for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16). Publisher: OpenBible.info. 1. 3. Since God is the author of all these good things, when one becomes a Christian, and is united to God through faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit imparts these qualities to the believer. 30. wept in his tent. L Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, Then he said to them, “Go your way. For the Christians our joy cannot be taken away. In Mt. 4. How could He willingly submit to the cruelty? 102. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 32. ends with the word “affliction.”. 5. political, religious) or values, negative experiences with ex-partners, an addiction. 39. 15. obeyed the truth, they experienced joy. In the world you will have tribulation. ‣ The word found in Acts 8:8 is also used in Jn. 50. 48. F We saw an example of this in Lk. There are individuals who get a thrill from ‣ In Lk. 19. g.      Matthew 25 describes the future judgment. Those on the other side of the aisle find easy 24. 7. God wasn’t only giving His approval but was also revealing His pleasure. hereafter. 93. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. d.      41. ‣ May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! Devotional excerpted from 13:20, this is supposed to be To this someone might say, “What about during Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”. 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