Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Living by the Spirit: The Fruit of Joy

Galatians 5:22-25; Nehemiah 8:10; Hebrews 12:1-2         September 27, 2015

As Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before him, we also are able by the power of the Holy Spirit to endure the hardships that we face in life through our faith in him. We are able because even though we are sinful creatures who live in a fallen world, we are surrounded by a joy-saturated cloud of all the faithful saints who will someday be raised and glorified with us in one great consummation of the Kingdom of God. Though we live in the midst of sin and evil and death - the joy of the Lord is our strength!      Link for audio/video/manuscript