Joy Joy Joy… something we all desire and for many, something that they never see. Scripture teaches that joy is a command and it also teaches that God is the source of Joy, the giver of Joy, the securer of Joy and the center of Joy. Joy is not happiness but hope, peace and security in the darkest of places. This message deals with the lie that so often invades the teaching to the local church that joy is a choice and a matter of one’s faithfulness when in reality joy is a guarantee and a matter of God’s faithfulness.
Suffering seems to be a common thread in this world among all people. Often times though some folks will preach that suffering is the result of a lack of faith in Christ. Scripture teaches differently and actually shows that being in Christ creates more suffering for His people in this world but that He is faithful to carry them through the suffering. The gospel of Jesus is Good News because God is faithful and true. His word secures our salvation and nothing can separate us from His love.