Uncommon – Uncommon Joy

Pastor Isaiah Board

May 26, 2024

Philippians 2:15-16  //  …Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.

  • Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. G.K. Chesterton
  • Joy vs Happiness
  • Joy makes a follower of Jesus uncommon.
  • How do I Live With Uncommon Joy?
  • Joy’s Importance

Psalm 51:12-13  //  “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.”

John 15:11  //  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

  • Joy is important to us because Jesus proclaimed and possessed it. It points to my salvation
  • It’s evidence of God’s spirit
  • It’ll get me through some stuff
  • Joy’s Improvement
  • My work is different

Hebrews 12:2b  //  …For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  • My worship is different

Psalm 100:1-5 //  Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

  • My witness is different
  • “I would believe in their salvation if they looked a little more like people who have been saved.”
  • My well-being is different

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)  //  A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 15:13 (NLT)  //  A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.

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  • Joy’s Invitation
  • The presence of God

Psalm 16:11  //  You will make known to me the way of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand, there are pleasures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:27  //  Splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and joy are in His place.

  • The Word of God

Nehemiah 8:10  //  Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”