10 January 2014
Dear Online Friend,
Greetings in Christ’s precious Name!
Unhappy people outnumber the happy in this world. This is because man chose to believe the lie of the devil over the truth of God’s Word. This saddens the heart of God as well. It is to remedy the situation He sent His Son and His Spirit. Jesus Christ gives us His own joy (Jn 15:11). The fruit of the Holy Spirit is joy (Gal 5:22,23).
The Blessing Youth Mission has declared 2014 as the Year of Joy. I was asked to contribute the lead article for the January issue of the Mission’s magazine, Blessing. With the outline of a sermon, which I have preached in several places both in India and overseas, I wrote down an article titled, “Joy of the Lord.” The subtitles are—
|1. Joy of Salvation
||6. Joy of Supplication
|2. Joy of Submission
|| 7. Joy with the Saints
| 3. Joy of Saintliness/Sanctification
||8. Joy of Soulwinning
|4. Joy of the Scriptures
||9. Joy of Sacrifice
|5. Joy of Singing
||10. Joy of Second Coming
This article is uploaded for you on this website under the “General Messages” Column. Do read it prayerfully and experience the joy unspeakable. Forward the same to as many of your contacts as possible.
Christian joy is not “because of ,” but “in spite of!”
— R. Stanley
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