Resources on Joy

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Topical Study on Joy Joy is the deep-seated delight that comes from being in the presence of the living God as a result of the gracious salvation delivered as a sheer gift by God. Because joy is rooted in nothing less than the death and resurrection of Jesus, it is not a passing emotional... In Your Presence there is Fullness of Joy Prayer by Matt Long https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/10/psalm-16-prayer-litany.html Prayer by Matt Long Topics: Joy , Providence , Devotion Source: Re-Worship This prayer litany by Matt Long is based on Psalm 16 and commits to making God one's first and only choice, finding joy and direction as a result. Recovering Joy Assurance of Pardon by Bruce Prewer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/confession-recovering-joy.html Assurance of Pardon by Bruce Prewer Topics: Joy , Mercy , Advent , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship Bruce Prewer's prayer of confession and words of assurances are rooted in Isaiah 12:2-6; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 15:10; and Philippians 4:4-7. These prayers express the recovery of joy amidst confession and forgiveness. Restore the Joy of Salvation Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Jan L Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/23/day-27-restore-the-joy-of-salvation/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Jan L Richardson Topics: Joy , Lent , Salvation , God's Will Source: The Painted Prayerbook On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits. Restore to Us the Joy of Your Salvation Prayer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/03/prayer-restore-to-us-joy-of-your.html Prayer Topics: Joy , Salvation , Refugees Source: Re-Worship This prayer of petition inspired by Psalm 51:12 asks God to restore our joy through the salvation and restoration of refugees, flooded land, broken hearts, fearful lives, and those who have compassion fatigue. “Joy!” Song or Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/165205503440/john-mclaughlin-shakti-joy-acoustic-india Song or Hymn Topics: Joy , Truth , God , Emotion Source: Global Worship Joy is the affirmation of the truest things of all: redemption, restoration, reconciliation." This resource combines song by an Indian, acoustic Jazz fusion band with a reflection on "joy" in the Christian context. Joy in the Midst of Everything Else Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Carl Maultsby http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=57 Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Carl Maultsby Topics: Joy , Advent , Christmas , Hope Source: The African American Lectionary A service outline by Carl Maultsby for the Third Sunday of Advent ("Gaudete Sunday"). Maultsby offers music suggestions and reflections to help remind congregations, especially African-American churches, of the joy promised to believers. Joy! Sermon Preparation or Illustration by David J Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2016/09/pentecost-17-c-joy/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by David J Lose Topics: Joy , God's Will , Parables Source: In the Meantime David Lose reflects on Luke 15:1-10, the parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin, and what they teach us about God, joy, and how God uses ordinary people for extraordinary things like finding the lost. Joy Anticipated, Joy Remembered Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Alicia McClintic https://www.aplainaccount.org/post/psalm-126-3/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Alicia McClintic Topics: Joy , God's Deliverance , Waiting Source: A Plain Account Joy is the prevailing theme of this commentary on Psalm 126. It reflects on all the good God has done and hopefully anticipates all that he will do. Joy of the Living Christ Call to Worship by Bruce Prewer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/03/call-to-worship-litany-easter-3-c.html Call to Worship by Bruce Prewer Topics: Joy , Despair , Happiness Source: Re-Worship This is a call to worship litany based on Psalm 30 and Revelation 5:11-14 that begins with the joy of the living Christ. Joy Sunday for Children Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-third-sunday-of-advent-december-15.html Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Joy , Advent , John the Baptist , Patience Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown provides resources for observing Joy Sunday in Advent with children including song suggestions, comments on Psalm 146:5-10; Isaiah 35; Matthew 11:2-11; Luke 1:46-55; and James 5:7-10, as well as practical worship suggestions. Joy in a Reconciled God Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-in-a-reconciled-god Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Joy , Reconciliation , Sermon , Spurgeon's Sermons (V13) Source: The Spurgeon Center The text of a sermon by Charles Spurgeon from 1872 on Romans 5:11 focused on the joy that Christians have in reconciliation with God. Joy and Peace in Believing Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-and-peace-in-believing Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Trust , Faith , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Romans 15:13 by Charles Spurgeon, who emphasizes that faith in Chris is the true ground of joy and peace. Full Text Hymns on Joy Joy UnspeakablePD
O Jesus, Joy of Loving HeartsPD
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore TheePD
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Joy Discussion Questions https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/revive-us-again/second-sunday-of-easter-year-a-lectionary-planning-notes/second-sunday-of-easter-year-a-faith-formation Discussion Questions Topics: Joy , Easter , Worship , Discipleship Source: Discipleship Ministries This small group resource on joy is based on 1 Peter 1:3-9. It includes group guidelines, discussion questions, a closing prayer and links to related worship and faith formation resources for the season of Easter. From the Joy of Drawing Water Benediction or Blessing by Bruce Prewer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/12/benediction-advent-3-c.html Benediction or Blessing by Bruce Prewer Topics: Advent , Salvation , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This Trinitarian benediction from Bruce Prewer, inspired by Philippians 4:4-7 and Isaiah 12:2-6, sends us from drinking at the "wells of salvation" into the world with joy. Joy Comes in the Evening Scripture Meditation or Sermon by David Lewicki http://day1.org/3455-joy_comes_in_the_evening Scripture Meditation or Sermon by David Lewicki Topics: Joy , Christmas , Longing Source: Day1 The story of Anna and Simeon greeting the infant Jesus illustrates joy that comes in the evening, after constant waiting and yearning, which vanquishes something and always finds a subject to shower itself upon. Joy Born at Bethlehem Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-born-at-bethlehem Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Joy , Angels , Gospel , Bethlehem Source: The Spurgeon Center Why is the coming of Christ an occasion for joy? In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon explains the wonder of God allying himself with humanity through the story of the incarnation. Joy: All Decked Out Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/joy-all-decked-out/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Joy , Faith , God's Presence , Healing Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg's sermon based on Mary's song (Luke 1:47-55) and Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11) emphasizes joy, which is "the confidence of faith that no one and no situation can take God’s presence from you." Joy From the Wells of Salvation Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Erik Herrmann https://concordiatheology.org/2010/03/lent-4-%c2%b7-isaiah-121-6-%c2%b7-march-14-2010/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Erik Herrmann Topics: Joy , Lent , Salvation , God's Presence Source: Concordia Theology Erik Hermann's sermon starter on Isaiah 12:1-6 reflects on the spirit of joy from the promise that God's people will have "a reason to sing again." Joy in This Place Call to Worship by Nancy C Townley https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/call-to-worship-psalm-36.html Call to Worship by Nancy C Townley Topics: Joy , Forgiveness , Compassion , God's Love Source: Re-Worship This responsive call to worship, written by Nancy Townley and inspired by Psalm 36:5-10, celebrates the love of God that extends to everyone and leads to a joyful response. Joy and Unity in God's Word Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Carrie Steenwyk https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2011/joy-and-unity-gods-word Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Carrie Steenwyk Topics: Joy , Unity , Worship Planning , Philippians Source: Reformed Worship Reflections on and outlines for a seven week worship series on the book of Philippians, drawing on the themes of joy and unit. Includes physical environment, weekly communion in varied presentations, and liturgical resources.