Category Archives: Joy

Rejoice in the Lord

Where can we find a lasting joy? We find it first and foremost in the Lord. Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1). Lest we miss it, he says it again in the next chapter – twice … Continue reading

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Are You a Joyful Person?

Philippians is often referred to as the epistle of joy. Fourteen times in this short book we find the words “joy” and “rejoice.” Paul rejoices and he calls his readers to rejoice. Which raises the question: Are you a joyful … Continue reading

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Applying Our Delight in the Word

In the last post we looked at three reasons from Psalm 119 regarding why we should delight in the Word.  Today, I want to consider three ways we should apply our delight in the Word: Meditate on the Word.  If … Continue reading

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Delight in the Word

Psalm 119 is a psalm of delight in the Word.  Again and again the Psalmist declares his delight in God’s Word (v14, 16, 24, 70, 77, 92, 111, 143, 162, 174).  He also gives us at least three reasons why … Continue reading

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Finding Joy

Christmas is a time of joy, yet many struggle to find it.  In the midst of the trials and sufferings of life, where can we find joy?  The writers of the Psalms tell us places where they found joy – … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Joy

Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4).  But that is often easier said than done.  In the midst of the storms of life, how can we pursue joy in Christ?  Mark Altrogge gives us 25 helpful … Continue reading

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Our Delight

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! – Psalm 115:1 God loves us us.  He daily showers us with his many blessings.  He … Continue reading

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Our Joy

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire … Continue reading

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Lasting Joy

Christmas is a time of joy – family get-togethers, happy memories, old traditions, presents, goodies, carols, and parties.  Yet many struggle with joy at this time of year – perhaps they are sick, or alone, or without a job.  Many … Continue reading

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Joy To The World

When Mary visited Elizabeth in Luke 1, there was an explosion of joy.  John leaps in the womb for joy.  Elizabeth breaks forth in joyous praise.  And then Mary breaks forth in joyous song.  What is this joy that they … Continue reading

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