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Choose Joy, Because Happiness Isn't Enough

Seeing Joy in All Things

September 3, 2017

It's been said, "For the heart that finds joy in small things, in all things, every day is a wonderful gift." One of the traits of a joyful person is the ability to see beyond themselves and their circumstances. On September 3rd, 2017, we learned to make choices that reflect our hope for the future. Please join us in reading Colossians 4, Ephesians 5, and Philippians 4 in preparation for this message: Seeing Joy in All Things. Click on the image to listen.

Loving and Laughing Together

August 27, 2017

Relationships are some of our best opportunities to share and receive joy. On August 27th, 2017, we learned some small changes which will build a lasting foundation of joy. Please join us in reading 2 Corinthians chapter 8 in preparation for this message: Loving and Laughing Together. Click on the image to listen.

Getting Back to the Basics

August 20, 2017

For several weeks, we've been talking about choosing joy in our lives because happiness simply isn't enough. The question remains though: How do we put all these principles, Scriptures, and concepts into practice? On August 20th, 2017, we began to implement what we've been learning on a daily basis. Please join us in reading 1 Corinthians chapter 6; 1 Peter chapter 5; Hebrews chapter 13 in preparation for this message: Getting Back to Basics. Click on the image to listen.

Nurturing Joy in Yourself & Others

August 13, 2017

We often build walls to protect ourselves from sadness, but those same walls also keep out the joy. On August 13th, 2017, we learned ways to nurture and build the joy in ourselves and those around us. Please join us in reading Galatians chapter 2 in preparation for this message: Nurturing Joy in Yourself and Others. Click on the image to listen.

Believing Even in Darkness

August 6, 2017

If we haven't yet, we will all eventually find ourselves in the dark places of suffering and sorrow. How do we prepare ourselves to face such times before we arrive? On August 6th, 2017, we'll learn to root ourselves in Jesus today, enabling us to stand against the worst this world can throw at us tomorrow. Please join us in reading Isaiah chapter 45 and Colossians chapter 2 in preparation for this message: Believing Even in Darkness. Click on the image to listen.

Adopting Heaven's Value System

July 30, 2017

Often the way we feel determines the amount of joy we experience. We dig our own cisterns which provide temporary happiness, but they eventually fail to satisfy. On July 30th, 2017 we found lasting joy by examining the One who heaven values. Please join us in reading 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 in preparation for this message: Adopting Heaven's Value System. Click on the image to listen.

Drinking from Dry Wells

July 23, 2017

We often equate feelings of happiness with heartfelt joy. We spend our days in search of what might quench our thirst for happiness, only to find dry wells that leave us parched. On July 23rd, 2017 we discovered that God is the spring of living water, the only one who can satisfy our need for joy. Please join us in reading Jeremiah chapter 2 and Matthew chapter 6, verse 19-21 in preparation for this message: Drinking from Dry Wells. Click on the image to listen.

Rediscovering Jesus, the Man of Joy

June 16, 2017

The prophet Isaiah tells us, Jesus was "a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief." Though this is certainly true, Jesus was more than that. While living in the shadow of the cross, His life was filled with laughter and joy. On July 16th, 2017 we learned to follow Jesus' example, as He lived on the parallel rails of sorrow and joy. Please join us in reading Matthew chapter 14 in preparation for this message: Rediscovering Jesus, the Man of Joy. Click on the image to listen.

Rediscovering Jesus, the Man of Joy

July 9, 2017

The book of James tells us to consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds. Our trials can bring out the best in us, but often they bring out the worst. These tests reveal the depths of our faith. On July 9th, 2017 we learned the importance of joy in our lives of faith and the impact it can have on those around us. Please join us in reading Acts chapter 16 in preparation for this message: Showing Our True Colors. Click on the image to listen.

Seeking a Life of Joy

July 2, 2017

The book of James tells us to consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds. Our trials can bring out the best in us, but often they bring out the worst. These tests reveal the depths of our faith. On July 9th, 2017 we learned the importance of joy in our lives of faith and the impact it can have on those around us. Please join us in reading Acts chapter 16 in preparation for this message: Showing Our True Colors. Click on the image to listen.