Last week we looked at the fruit of the Spirit. In the past we have looked at love. Now I would like to tackle joy. Joy is used 59 times in the New Testament. It is defined as gladness. Since joy is a characteristic, it should show action. Today we will look at With Joy, tomorrow, Affliction/Tribulation Joy.
2) With Joy
Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Romans 15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
We see that “joy” is connected to some action.
- Received the word
- Returned again
- Disciples were filled
- I might finish my course
- Come unto you
We are filled with joy when…….. (Fill in the blank)
Have a day filled with joy.