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  • Living In The Joy Of The Lord

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 1, 2014
     | 3,477 views

    “Joy, which was the small publicity of the Pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian”. - G.K. Chesterton This message looks at the avenues and barriers to living in the joy of the Lord.

    Sermon for CATM – June 1, 2014 – Living in the Joy of the Lord - Nehemiah 8:1-10 Robert Louis Stevenson once entered in his diary what he considered to be an extraordinary thing. He said, "I have been to Church today, and (Surprisingly) I am not depressed." I hope that your ...read more

  • How To Live A Joy Filled Life

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 4, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,395 views

    Joy is one of the characteristics that the world lacks and Christians who possess joy have the potential of a strong witness in the world.

    Acts 3:1-10 “How To Live A Joy Filled Life” INTRODUCTION What is the difference between joy and excitement? When we become excited, are emotions are stimulated from outside of us. When we experience joy, we have an intense pleasurable emotion that is inwardly motivated. Joy is one of ...read more

  • How To Live With Joy In A Stressed Out World Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 71 ratings
     | 0 views

    Three key phrases taken from this text give us the keys to living with joy in a stress filled world.

  • Keys To Joy-- Thanksgiving 4 Of 4 Series

    Contributed by David Hodgin on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,921 views

    Living with joy is not easy, but if we pursue joy as God instructs we we can live the joy filled life!

    Bible verses mentioned in today’s message 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Hebrews 13:15 Jeremiah 2:32 Acts2:1-4 Romans 12:2 Proverbs 14:12 Matthew 5:21-44 Philippians 4:4-7 1Th 5:16 Be joyful always; 1Th 5:17 pray continually; 1Th 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s ...read more

  • Having Joy In The Hard Things Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Jul 16, 2017
     | 3,685 views

    Philippians is a manual on living in joy. Here is how we live with joy in the hard things.

    Text: Philippians 1:12-18 Title: Having Joy in the hard things Introduction: We have been looking this month at the book of Philippians. One of the major themes in the book of Philippians is joy. The words “joy” or “rejoice” are to be found in all four chapters of the book. ( 1:4,18, 25,26 ...read more

  • Heart Attack (Part 1 Of 4) Series

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 5,439 views

    Rising above a broken heart to live in the joy of the Lord.

    Title: Heart Attack Text: Psalms 25:17 Psalms 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. Intro: How many here today would say that you have suffered from a broken heart. This scripture describes how you may have felt or how you are feeling today. You may ...read more

  • Keep Pressing On Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 14, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,843 views

    We must always keep pressing on with Jesus.

    Keep Pressin' On Text: Gal. 4:8-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: Bob Dylan in his song, "Pressing On," said, "Many try to stop me, shake me up in my mind. Say, "Prove to me that He is Lord, show me a sign" What kind of sign they need when it all comes from within When what's lost has been ...read more

  • Personal Greetings Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 4, 2015
     | 2,027 views

    Where is your joy? Where is your focus? If it is not on Jesus it must be on you (your problems, your issues, your preferences, & your WANT TO’s). Philippians charges us to live JOYFULLY for Christ! What a great way to start the New Year off!

    “Make it Personal” Philippians Sermon Series, Part 1 Philippians 1:1-8 Introduction - Today we begin our series in Philippians and I couldn’t be more excited! - Philippians was written by Paul, to the church in Philippi -- Philippi was filled with a mixed people, not ...read more

  • Don't Get Stressed Out!

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,616 views

    The promise of forgiveness and salvation in Christ Jesus tempers our lives with joy and hope.

    The population of this country is 200 million people. 84 million are retired. That leaves 116 million to do the work. There are 75 million in school, which leaves 41 million to do the work. Of this total, there are 22 million employed by the federal government. That leaves 19 million to do the ...read more

  • A Life Stimulated By Joy

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,228 views

    Choosing to live the joy of God in us has tremendous payoffs.

    A Life Stimulated By Joy 3 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 4 I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy 5 because you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. 6 And I am sure that ...read more

  • "Be Joyful" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 16, 2010
     | 3,476 views

    God's will for each of His children is that we live the joy sustained life.

    In this passage, the apostle Paul clearly tells us some things that are God’s will for each of us in Christ Jesus. Since success in life could be defined as “Knowing the will of God and being in the center of it,” this passage is one that we should carefully meditate on and seek ...read more

  • Joy In Living And Dying Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 10, 2014
     | 2,002 views

    Continuing with the thought of joy, this message looks at the joy in living and the joy in dying.

    JOY IN LIVING AND DYING PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26 FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN. 22  BUT IF I AM TO LIVE ON IN THE FLESH, THIS WILL MEAN FRUITFUL LABOR FOR ME; AND I DO NOT KNOW WHICH TO CHOOSE. 23  BUT I AM HARD-PRESSED FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS, HAVING THE DESIRE TO DEPART AND BE WITH ...read more

  • Serving Up Joy Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jul 16, 2013
     | 2,731 views

    God has given us everything to face this life with the joy of His presence and promises. Living in Joy comes no more naturally than not murmuring or grumbling. God offers us joy it is up to us to live in joy and peace.

    Intro: At St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico, there is only one door into the sanctuary. Over that door is a hand lettered sign that reads, “Servant’s Entrance.” There isn’t any way in or out of that church except through the servant’s ...read more

  • Joy, Even With No Pleasure

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 1, 2013
     | 1,239 views

    St. Paul gives us the clue to living in joy even if we are afflicted with pain and suffering.

    Third Sunday of Advent 2013 Extraordinary Form From the epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Philippians: Brethren: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. 6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by ...read more

  • Turning Christmasproblems Into Christmas Peace Series

    Contributed by Todd Vossen on Dec 6, 2013
     | 2,981 views

    To lead people from the focus of Problems in our lives into the Joy of Peace in Jesus Chrst

    Turning Problems into Peace- Christmas- Todd Vossen Text: Matthew 1:18–25 (KJV 1900) Introduction Good Morning… I am glad that you are here as we enter our 2nd week of December and as we draw ever closer to Christmas Day! Now, I have to ask: Who has finished their Christmas ...read more