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... Joy to the World Song or Hymn by Ken Totushek http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/105897062650/joy-to-the-world-hawaiian-lap-steel-guitar Song or Hymn by Ken Totushek Topics: Joy , Christmas , Glory Source: Global Worship Worship leader and song writer Ken Totushek is a talented musician who glorifies God in his music. Here’s his terrific version of "Joy to the World" on Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Joy and Lament Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Luke A Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=299 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Luke A Powery Topics: Joy , Advent , Lament , Renewal Source: The African American Lectionary Luke A Powery's 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 With the Morning Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Joan Stott http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/easter3c_2010.htm Scripture Meditation or Sermon 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 to the World Song or Hymn by Amanda Opelt http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/168416643100/joy-to-the-world-new-pensive-melody Song or Hymn by Amanda Opelt Topics: Joy , Christmas Carols New and Old , Advent , Christmas Source: Global Worship A new setting of "Joy To the World" by Amanda Opelt with a pensive and slower melody that acknowledges not everyone feels so joyful continually. It is reflective more than exuberant. (Length: 05:10) Joy from Trials Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joel Schreurs http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/non-rcl-starters/james-11-18/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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 the World Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John van de Laar https://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-3/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John van de Laar Topics: Joy , Advent , Hope , Suffering Source: Sacredise A worship planning guide and resources for Psalm 146:5-10, Matthew 11:2-11, and James 5:7-10. It ponders joy and how it might refresh the world today. Includes hymns, reflections, videos, and prayers. Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come Service Outline or Song Suggestions http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/joy-to-the-world-the-lord-is-come--christmas-celebration-based-on-luke-2 Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Joy , Christmas , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This weekday chapel service plan uses Luke 2:1-20 to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas with an emphasis on joy. 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 to the World! Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/joy-world-part-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration Topics: Joy , World , Hymn , Isaac Watts Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This daily reflection examines the words and message of the hymn "Joy to the World" in light of Psalm 98. Jesus' salvation is cause to rejoice! 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. Joy in God's Word Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Ed Bolduc https://soundboard.giamusic.com/song-ideas-for-the-26th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-september-26-2021/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Ed Bolduc Topics: Joy , Word of God , Truth , God's Love Source: GIA Soundboard Ed Bolduc offers song ideas with themes of joy, hope, and comfort in God's word. Some audio previews are included. Joy to the World Children's Sermon or Lesson https://www.sermons4kids.com/joy_to_the_world.htm Children's Sermon or Lesson Topics: Joy , Christmas , Advent , Waiting Source: Sermons 4 Kids This Advent children's sermon on Isaiah 35:10 reminds us that Jesus came to bring us joy. Joy Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/song-of-songs/joy-song-of-songs-86-14 Sermon Preparation or Illustration Topics: Joy , Love , Service Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This commentary examines how love and joy are expressed in Song of Songs 8:6-14. It shows that love does not consist only of emotion, but also through acts of love. Waiting with Joy Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/waiting-with-joy Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Joy , Christmas , Advent , Waiting Source: Groundwork In this podcast join the conversation with hosts David Bast and Scott Hoezee as they discuss the topic of joy during the season of Advent even amidst suffering and loss. Joy to the World! Song or Hymn by Kenneth Randolph Taylor https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/joy-to-the-world/ Song or Hymn by Kenneth Randolph Taylor Topics: Joy , Love , Glory , Heaven Source: Gathered Prayers Text of the hymn "Joy to the World!" by Isaac Watts. "He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness, and wonders of His love." Joy in Heaven Scripture Meditation or Sermon https://livingchurch.org/2016/09/11/joy-heaven-2016-09-11/ Scripture Meditation or Sermon Topics: Rejoicing , Angels , Mystery , Angel Source: The Living Church A devotional on Luke 15:1-10 that reflects on the role of angels in the lives of Christians. They may be mysterious — and rarely encountered — but we can trust they share our joy in Christ. Joy to the World Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://livingchurch.org/2018/04/30/5-6-joy-to-the-world/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration 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 for the Forgiven Prayer of Praise or Thanksgiving https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/06/responsive-litany-psalm-32.html Prayer of Praise or Thanksgiving Topics: Joy , Guilt , Sin , Confession Source: Re-Worship In this resource all of Psalm 32 is adapted as a responsive litany. It invites worships to express their joy and praise to God as they experience his forgiveness. Joy in the Darkness Article by Kristin Schmidt https://ministry-to-children.com/advent-week-three/ Article by Kristin Schmidt Topics: Joy , Darkness , Advent , Shepherd Source: MinistryToChildren Kristin Schmidt offers suggestions for emphasizing "what joy is and how it inspires us to spread the great news to others," based on the experience of the shepherds at Jesus' birth (Luke 2:8-20). Living in Joy and Peace Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Holly Hearon https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/third-sunday-of-advent-3/commentary-on-philippians-44-7-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Holly Hearon Topics: Joy , Rejoicing , Peace , Relationship Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Philippians 4:4-7, Holly Hearon suggests that the essence of joy and peace is not in our emotional experience but in "the attitudes, behaviors, and relationships in which they are grounded."