Revive Church
The Power of Joy
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    1221 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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The flaw of self-guided spirituality is that I should do what makes me happy.

The flaw of happiness is that it’s a feeling.

The flaw with feelings is that feelings are easily flipped.
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Parable of the Sower - Matthew 13
Matthew 13:20-21 NKJV
20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Joy is God sounding the alarm to let me know that my normal is about to be disrupted
When the Israelites were led into the wilderness...
Psalm 105:43 NKJV
43 He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
When Israel would face captivity and silence from God...
Isaiah 51:11 NKJV
11 So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
When Jesus was to be born and the religious establishment ripped apart...
Luke 2:10 NKJV
10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
When Paul was thrown into jail, and the church was being persecuted...
Philippians 1:25 NIV
25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith
When Jesus was leaving his disciples and told them the world would hate them for his sake...
John 15:11 NKJV
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
Jesus’ joy is our joy! And His joy sees through the impending circumstance all the way to the promises of God.
Hebrews 12:2 NKJV
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
James 1:2-4 NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.