SD#11: Choosing Joy

SD#11: Choosing Joy

Psalm 5:11 (NIV) “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.” Choosing joy might seem impossible, but those who are hidden in Christ know the secret...
SD#10: Cultivating Joy

SD#10: Cultivating Joy

Proverbs 10:28 (ESV) “The hope of the righteous brings joy but the expectation of the wicked will perish.” The formation of joy takes some preparation and cultivation of our minds and hearts. Merely telling someone to be happy is not enough to cultivate or produce...
SD#9: How to Find Real Joy in a Fake World

SD#9: How to Find Real Joy in a Fake World

James 1:2-3 (NIV): “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” This month we are talking about Having Real Joy in a Jaded World. And today, I want to...
SD#8 Being Whole and Holy in a Fallen World: Know Our Calling

SD#8 Being Whole and Holy in a Fallen World: Know Our Calling

Ephesians 4:1-3 (ESV) “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit...

SD#7 Being Whole and Holy in a Fallen World: Know Others

Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV) 5 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the...
SD#6 Being Whole and Holy in a Fallen World: Know Thyself

SD#6 Being Whole and Holy in a Fallen World: Know Thyself

James 1:23-24 NIV “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” So, do you know yourself, really know yourself? Seems...

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