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Restore the Joy of Salvation 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Painted Prayerbook | Author: Jan Richardson
Joy, and the World A worship planning guide and resources for Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures: 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar “Joy!” 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. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship Joy Sunday for 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. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Forgiveness, Joy, and The Lamb ... those texts we have a Psalm about great joy, and Revelation’s look at the Lamb. Carolyn ... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Rejoicing Yet Thirsting Inspired by Psalm 63, a prayer of petition and longing highlighting the joy found in the protection and providence of God while still thirsting for greater closeness to the God who provides salvation. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Jerrett Joy and Unity in God's Word Reflections on and outlines for a worship series on the book of Philippians, drawing on the themes of joy and unity. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Carrie Steenwyk BlackVoices Preach! On Finding Joy Exploring the ways finding joy through Christ can shape and elevate our lives from the perspectives of four different voices Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Michael W. Waters Joy in November Reflecting on Luke 21:5-9, David Lose suggests singing "Joy to the World" in November, so that in the midst of very different challenges, we might also see an opportunity to testify by being joyful. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: In the Meantime | Author: David Lose Full Text Hymns on Joy Joy UnspeakablePD
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Joy! 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: In the Meantime | Author: David Lose Joy in the Lord In this sermon starter from Mary's Magnificat (Luke 1:46-50, 53-54), Eleonore Stump asks how joy is possible in the midst of suffering. Her answer is God's presence and God's love even in the worst times. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Eleonore Stump Leap for Joy for Heaven This devotional on Luke 6: 20-26 seeks the joy of experiencing some of the heavenly joy of being united to Christ here on earth. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: Patrick Butler Joy is the Intersection of Pleasure and Meaning We hear a lot about happiness in our society about happiness. This devotional suggests we should talk more about joy, especially in the church. Don’t promise happiness, talk instead about joy. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: Lillian Daniel Rejoicing in Judgment Commentary on Psalm 96 by Kelly J. Murphy, who notes the surprising joy found in God's judgment, which is to be understood as God's establishment of justice. Even (potentially) in exile, the psalmist hopes for justice. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Kelly J. Murphy The Roller Coaster of Joy and Sorrow in Life Psalm 126 shows that Israel fluctuates between sorrow (exile and drought) and joy (all the good that God has done). This is seen in the life of Christ, as well as in our own lives. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Stanley Mast Joy in Doing God’s Will Reflecting on Psalm 40:8, Mark Roberts writes that there are times when obeying God is hard, but there are also times when doing God's will is easy, even delightful. We have been created for God’s glory.... Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts
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