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.
Joy, part 3. The future is unbelievably bright, no matter how tough things might be now. A joy-filled Christian can be cheerfully unconcerned about the future, because God is in control.
Joy, part 2. Last week we looked at seven reasons to be filled with joy regardless of our circumstances. This week we look at the seven responses that follow in Ephesians 1:15-23.
Joy, part 1. We start this series with a bold claim: Ephesians has the most upbeat, blessing-filled, happy opening to any letter in history.
There’s many verses that we’re likely to find on Christian fridge magnets. This probably isn’t one of them: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2).
It’s easy to settle for what we can manage in our own strength. But when be attempt bigger things, we become increasingly thirsty for God.
Lesson 4 from the School of Wisdom, part of our four week family series ‘The Good Life’. We take a look at Proverbs 18:24 — ‘A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who … Continue reading “A Friend that Sticks Closer than a Brother”
Lesson 3 from the School of Wisdom, part of our four week family series ‘The Good Life’. We take a look at Proverbs 15:1 — ‘A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger’.
Lesson 2 from the School of Wisdom, part of our four week family series ‘The Good Life’. We take a look at Proverbs 27:17 — ‘Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another’.