November 27, 2016

Joy Beyond Words

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:1-12 |

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Even though last weekend was a sweet moment of celebration, God never intended us to live off the high of one campaign. Living off happiness doesn’t work. Why? Because happiness fades when the moment has passed. Happiness has no real roots. It comes and goes. We can’t claim happiness as our own. But we can claim biblical joy.

God has rooted joy in the bedrock of our faith in Jesus Christ. So even when happiness fades, Christians can mine for joy, find it, and give God glory. This weekend is my first opportunity to open up God’s Word with you, and I am excited about how God will move in us. We will be studying 1 Peter 1:1-12. I am praying that the Holy Spirit will plunge us deeper into the joy of the Lord.

Sermon Notes

Joy Beyond Words
Pastor Dwayne Francois // 1 Peter 1:1-12
November 26-27, 2016

Rejoice, beyond words and full of glory...

...even though you’re not at home in this world (v. 1-5)

...even while suffering the tests of your faith (v. 6-8)

...because your salvation is happening now (v. 9-12)