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  • Choosing Joy

    Contributed by S. H. Mathews on Dec 17, 2015
     | 2,653 views

    Choosing to rejoice in the Lord leads to a gentle spirit, and to four virtues of a spiritual life.

    Dr. Steve Mathews United Baptist Church December 13, 2015 Philippians 4:4-7 Choosing Joy I. Joy is a choice- vs. 4 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Exposition: • Rejoicing in the Lord is a choice. Paul expects that his audience can do this. He repeats ...read more

  • Choose Joy Series

    Contributed by Clif Mckinley on Feb 6, 2015
     | 1,944 views

    Message 1 of 7 in a series about the 7 churches and some practical lessons we can learn form each

    We are starting a band new series called “Revelation” today. There is something about this book of the Bible take fascinates people, scares people, & confuses people. Now with the state of the world, people are asking questions like are we living in the “Last Days” or ...read more

  • Joy To The World

    Contributed by Marc Phillips on Dec 18, 2015
     | 1,786 views

    We should carry our Joy in everything we do. Our joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit and when we are less than joyful we are squashing that spirit. Joy to the World is not just for Christmas, but for all year long!

    Scripture is shared from the NASB... We just sang Joy to the World as a praise song, and I think we did a pretty good job of it. I’d like to try this exercise together if you would indulge me for a moment. Let’s sing that first verse again, only let’s do it with a scowl or a ...read more

  • Wellspring Of Joy Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Nov 27, 2015
     | 1,635 views

    Reinforce You Joy by Growing In Love, Choosing the Best, Being Devoted to Christ, Doing What is Right

    Wellspring of Joy Part 2 The Pursuit of Happiness (from the July 15, 2013 Time Magazine) The Pursuit of Happiness: Why Americans are wired to be happy, and what that’s doing to us. “Our happiness… (is) an almost adolescent restlessness, an itch to do the Next Big ...read more

  • A Prisoner For The Gospel (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 15, 2015
     | 1,422 views

    Paul shows us a simple and tremendous motto for life in verse 21 of this passage: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The question before us is: Where are we in choosing to live for Christ? Do we prefer the world's offerings or God's?

    “A Prisoner for the Gospel (Part 2)” Philippians Sermon Series, Part 4 Philippians 1:19-26 Introduction - Last time we saw Paul’s heart in how he prayed earnestly for the church -- Re-read v14 with emphasis: “And because of my chains, most of the brothers ...read more

  • "Hallelujah Anyhow"

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Mar 26, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,918 views

    As Christians we can have joy even in the midst of unhappy circumstances.

    Introduction . Illustration: A friend of mine used to sing a song that said "Well it’s hallelujah anyhow. I’m not gonna let my troubles bring me down. I’ll just lift my hands and sing it’s hallelujah anyhow." 3. People often mistake joy and happiness. We can be happy and ...read more

  • Can I Get A Refill?

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Dec 30, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 18,298 views

    Christ's first recorded miracle, the turning of ordinary water into extraordinary wine, becomes a picture of Christ bringing joy in the midst of sorrow.

    One of my favorite movies of which I will boldly, blatantly and unashamedly admit is the sequel “Bad Boys II.” It is a funny/amusing/somewhat comical/quite insightful movie whether you like or not with Martin Lawrence (of which I am a die hard fan/admirer/aficionado) and Will Smith and ...read more

  • I Need A Refill

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Feb 17, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 14,138 views

    As Jesus turns water into wine as a symbol of bringing joy, He specializes in re-filling life's empty places.

    Re-Filling Your Empty Life by Kraig Pullam John 2:1-2:1 One of my favorite movies of which I will boldly, blatantly and unashamedly admit is the sequel “Bad Boys II.” It is a funny/amusing/somewhat comical/quite insightful movie whether you like or not with Martin Lawrence (of ...read more

  • "Do Not Hold Onto Worry" Series

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 25, 2014
     | 1,595 views

    So many of us do not know how to live the abundant life that Jesus promises us. This lesson will give you some tolls to help you live that life of joy, happiness, gentleness and self control.

    The Ultimate Decision July 25, 2014 Many of you could relate to the Ironman Race and Life. One of the top things I took away from the race given to me by a pro athlete was this wisdom. “The race is a long and hard day; too long to think ahead. When you are in the water think about the ...read more

  • Growing Up When You're Torn Down Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 29, 2014
     | 5,434 views

    Trials are meant to fortify our faith.

    Growing Up When You’re Torn Down 1 Peter 1:6-9 Rev. Brian Bill September 27-28, 2014 Offertory: “He’s Been Faithful” On Monday of this week, the pastoral staff and spouses went bowling. It was meant to be a great bonding time and we purposely wanted to keep it ...read more

  • What Happened To Your Joy? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,595 views

    There’s no joy in religious legalism. Joyless religion is like going into a nice restaurant and eating the paper menu instead of enjoying the food.

    INTRODUCTION We’ve all seen special-occasion cakes that have a message spelled out in the frosting. There’s a collection of pictures of funny messages called Cake Wrecks. Apparently, some of these cake decorators had someone order a cake over the phone and they took their verbal ...read more

  • Believe 22 - Joy Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on May 5, 2015
     | 2,271 views

    Looking at Christian virtue and Fruit of the Spirit - Joy.

    BELIEVE 22: Joy April 19, 2015 Well, I’m blowing up this balloon for a reason. In a moment, I’m going to ask Jeff to turn off the sound, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll get some of this hot air out of me, and will be too out of breath to preach too long! NOT! Blow up ...read more

  • Triumphant Joy Defined Series

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Mar 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,732 views

    What is "Triumphant Joy" ?

  • "Joy: Don't Leave Out The Most Essential Ingredient." Series

    Contributed by Rick Finitzer on Sep 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,773 views

    In baking all ingredients are important. The same is true in the Christian life. But one ingredient is of upmost importance. It is humility. Do not leave out this essential ingredient!

    Cornerstone Church August 30, 2015 “Joy: Don’t Leave Out the Most Essential Ingredient.” Philippians 2:1-11 My wife ...read more

  • Greater Joy

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Mar 13, 2014
     | 1,816 views

    UNION WITH CHRIST IS YOUR GREATEST JOY!

    GREATER JOY OBSERVATION: ISRAEL CELEBRATED THREE GREAT FEASTS: PASSOVER, PENTECOST, AND TABERNACLES. THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES SPOKE TO THE INGATHERING OF CROPS. JOY CAME THROUGH AN ABUNDANT CROP! INTERPRETATION: PSALMS 4:7 (NEW KING JAMES VERSION) YOU HAVE PUT GLADNESS IN MY HEART, MORE ...read more