Joy, part 12. The Christian life is like stepping into a boxing ring: be alert, be on your guard, don’t underestimate your opponent. Graham discusses ten tactics the enemy uses to rob us of joy.
Joy, part 11. All work, unless it’s immoral, is part of God’s Kingdom mission. We are gathered to worship in church on Sundays, and scattered to worship through work on Mondays.
Joy, part 10. When God created the Universe, he did it by creating and separating different pairs: day and night, earth and sky, land and sea, male and female. As men and women we have our differences, designed by God, … Continue reading “Happy Couple: Beautiful Together”
Joy, part 9. Ephesians 5 teaches us to give thanks always and for everything. This is easy when life is good. But doing this when life is hard produces real evidence that God is at work in us.
Joy, part 8. The gospel transforms us from death to life. In this we take off the ‘old self’ and put on the ‘new self’. But how do we go about doing this in our ordinary, everyday lives?
Joy, part 7. Unity is a critical issue at this moment in our society. There are very few generations that would claim to be have been as divided as we are today. What is it that we must do to … Continue reading “Happy Together: Unity and How to Find it”
Joy, part 6. Jesus always looks at the heart behind our giving. It’s never about the amount. We don’t give to catch God’s attention, we give as a response to all he’s done for us.
Joy, part 5. How would you describe your purpose in life? Most of us would answer that question at an individual level. In many cultures—including that in which the Scriptures were written—people would think about their purpose corporately. The most … Continue reading “Happy Feet: Know Your Purpose”
Joy, part 4. The absolute centre of God’s affection, love and joy is his son, Jesus. When we place our faith in Jesus, we’re placing ourselves in the epicentre of God’s joy.