AUDIO

REFERENCES

Hebrews 12:1-2, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 4:7, John 15:11, Galatians 5:21–22, James 1:2–3,Matthew 5:11–12, Romans 5:2–3

ROADMAP

The Source of Joy
The Context of Joy
Choosing Joy by Rejecting its Counterfeit
Choosing Joy in Community
Choosing Joy in Jesus

QUOTES

While other worldviews lead us to sit in the midst of life’s joys, foreseeing the coming sorrows, Christianity empowers its people to sit in the midst of this world’s sorrows, tasting the coming joy.
— Tim Keller, Walking With God Through Suffering & Pain, page 31
We are often waiting on God to do something to us or for us, instead of in us. In other words, we may be saying “Lord, why don’t you remove this problem” instead of “Lord, make me the person that can handle this problem.
— Tim Keller, Living in a Pluralistic Society
Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasure in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the Enemy’s ground. I know we have won many a soul through pleasure. All the same, it is His invention, not ours. He made the pleasures: all our research so far has not enabled us to produce one. All we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which our Enemy has produced, at times, or in ways, or in degrees, which He has forbidden.
— CS Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
My cup is full and my heart
Spills awkward and embarrasing blood
Onto white golden streets
And I am unashamed of the stains my steps leave

Tears stream down my cheeks
Only to meet their Redeemer and be wiped away
And there is joy
— Mineral, “Take the Picture Now”

SONGS

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Before The Throne

All Glory be To Christ

Joy To The World

Rejoice