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... Lent 19: Joy Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/lent-19-joy/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Joy , Lent , Fear , Heart Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg A psalm of joy written by Rachel G. Hackenberg focused on how all of nature proclaims joy and how we must listen past our fears and hear this chorus. Restore the Joy of Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/23/day-27-restore-the-joy-of-salvation/ Commentary/Exegesis 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. “Joy!” Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/165205503440/john-mclaughlin-shakti-joy-acoustic-india Song/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 Service Outline by Carl Maultsby http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=57 Service Outline 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 in a Reconciled God Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-in-a-reconciled-god Sermon (Complete) by Charles H 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 Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-and-peace-in-believing Sermon (Complete) by Charles H 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. Joy! Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose http://www.davidlose.net/2016/09/pentecost-17-c-joy/ Sermon Starter/Outline 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 Element of Worship 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 Element of Worship 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. Joy Comes in the Evening Sermon (Complete) by David Lewicki http://day1.org/3455-joy_comes_in_the_evening Sermon (Complete) 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 Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/joy-born-at-bethlehem Sermon (Complete) by Charles H 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. We Take Refuge Element of Worship by Mennonite Church USA https://togetherinworship.net/ResourceView/82/20970 Element of Worship by Mennonite Church USA Topics: Joy , Security in God , God's Presence Source: Together in Worship This call to worship based on Psalm 16 confesses God as our refuge in whom we find comfort, joy, and security. Joy Anticipated, Joy Remembered Commentary/Exegesis by Alicia McClintic http://www.aplainaccount.org/psalm-126-2/ Commentary/Exegesis 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. Full Text Hymns on Joy Joy UnspeakablePD
O Jesus, Joy of Loving HeartsPD
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Joy Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/joy-2/ Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Joy , Baptism , Advent , Water Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg's poem "Joy" alludes to the ministry of John the Baptist and suggests a few other examples of the many references to water in scripture. Joy Sunday for Children Practical How-To by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-third-sunday-of-advent-december-15.html Practical How-To by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Joy , Advent , Children Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown provides resources for observing Joy Sunday in Advent with children. Includes song suggestions, comments on Psalm 146:5-10; Isaiah 35; Matthew 11:2-11; Luke 1:46; James 5:7-10, and practical worship suggestions. Preaching Notes on Justice and Joy Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/season-after-pentecost-part-3-worship-planning-series/eleventh-sunday-after-pentecost-2019-year-c-planning-notes/eleventh-sunday-after-pentecost-2019-year-c-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Joy , Hope , Preaching , Justice Source: Discipleship Ministries Douglas Ruffle offers preaching notes for week 3 of the “Joy: the Flip Side of Justice” series, on Jeremiah 1:4-10 (repentance and restoration), Psalm 71:1-6 (hope), Hebrews 12:18-29 (unshakeable kingdom), Luke 13:10-17 (Jesus, justice, healing). Joy With the Morning Element of Worship by Joan Stott http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/easter3c_2010.htm Element of Worship by Joan Stott Topics: Joy , Arrogance , God's Mercy , Darkness Source: The Timeless Psalms Joan Stott offers a call to worship, prayers of confession, and a personal meditation on Psalm 30, reflecting on being released from the "dark shadow" by God into new joy that comes with the morning. Joy and Lament Sermon Starter/Outline by Luke A Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=299 Sermon Starter/Outline by Luke A Powery Topics: Joy , Advent , Lament , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This sermon starter and commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10 offers worship planning resources for Advent from an African American perspective with themes of joy and lament. Joy to the World Sermon Starter/Outline https://livingchurch.org/2018/04/30/5-6-joy-to-the-world/ Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Joy , Holy Spirit , Trinity , Perichoresis Source: The Living Church Reflecting on several scriptures, this sermon starter emphasizes that Jesus' work on the cross made possible redemption for all the world. There is one gospel and the Holy Spirit inspires joy everywhere. Joy from Trials Sermon Starter/Outline by Joel Schreurs http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/non-rcl-starters/james-11-18/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Joel Schreurs Topics: Joy , Suffering , Sermon , Worship Planning Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on James 1:1-18 explores the ways trials can produce joy when they develop maturity in those who experience them. Joy and Light in Orthodox Christmas Article by Nicholas Denysenko http://ismreview.yale.edu/article/a-meeting-of-domestic-and-liturgical-rites-joy-and-light-in-orthodox-christmas/ Article by Nicholas Denysenko Topics: Joy , Christmas , Feast , Light Source: The Yale ISM Review This article explores the theology and practice of celebrating Christmas in the Orthodox Church. The Western reader may be delighted to discover a liturgy full of joy and light.