Archives For Joy

Well, we’re at the end of our series on Joy.

We’ve covered four spectacular reasons to have joy as a Christian: an unshakeable Kingdom, a supreme LORD, a secure Inheritance, and God’s imperishable Word.

But there’s a fifth reason…

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In our series on five reasons to have joy as a Christian, we’ve covered three: we are part of an unshakeable Kingdom, we have a supreme LORD, and we have a secure inheritance.

But we’re not stopping now. 1 Peter 1:23, quoting Isaiah, says,

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.

In Christ, we have God’s imperishable Word.

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In our series on five reasons to have joy as a Christian, we’ve already covered two: we are part of an unshakeable Kingdom and we have a supreme LORD.

But there’s more. 1 Peter 1:3-4 says,

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you…(1 Peter 1:3-4, NIV)]

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We’re talking about five reasons to have joy as a Christian, which is a message I preached recently. (You can listen to the full message at the end of this post.)

Last week we said the first reason for joy is that we are part of an unshakeable Kingdom.

So not only are we part of an unshakeable Kingdom, but reason #2:

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I recently spoke to two groups of people about “five reasons to have joy as a Christian.” One was for a church in Masbate, Philippines. The other was for our local church in State College, PA. The message was received so well that I decided to share them with you here.

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