Summary: Rejoice - Joy Is A Great Note Through Out The Bible

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Matthew 28:9 (AV)

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

- Their experience what they have seen & heard

- Catch the feeling of 3 days of mourning

- Closest they got to a funeral service was a borrowed tomb

- Sorrow, Confusion, Lost, Helpless, Fear

The first words of Jesus publicly speaking are ‘repent’,

Mt 4:17KJV

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

- The first words of publicly speaking after the resurrection!

Matthew 28:9 (AV)

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

- Jesus greets them with one word –rejoice!

- Now some Bibles translate this word ‘Greetings’. NIV, ESV, NET

- Others read ”Good morning” – TLB, Mesg, HCSB

- Gk word χαίρω [chairo /khah•ee•ro/] translated ‘rejoice’ 42

- Hail 5x

- “Greeting” 3x “All hail” 1x

- I see that when we first meet people it’s “Good morning” or when we answer the phone “Hello”

- Here it is “REJOICE”

- The overwhelming use of the word meant to rejoice exceedingly and be glad. Imagine that.

- The first time they see Jesus after the Cross and He says one word – rejoice.

Joy Is A Great Note Through Out The Bible

- Begins in Gen 1. When god said “It was good” 6x

- Last word in scripture Rev. 22:14

Revelation 22:14 (AV)

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

- His sermon on the Mount – “Blessed” Mt 5:3-12


- Ps 98

Psalm 98:8 (AV)

8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Psalm 104:31 (AV)

31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

Psalm 48:1–2 (AV)

1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.


Zephaniah 3:17 (AV)

17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

- The announcement of Christ coming into the world

Luke 2:10–11 (AV)

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The lost sheep

Luke 15:3–7 (AV)

3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

- People needed to change their thinking.

- Remember Peter’s pain

Matthew 26:75 (AV)

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

- Now his introduction to his book

1 Peter 1:3 (AV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

- Blessed - NIV “Praise” He is saying excessive overflowing praise

- Later

1 Peter 1:8 (AV)

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:


John 15:10–11 (AV)

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

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