Sunday Worship Experience – November 1, 2020

Scripture

The Joy of the Lord is your Strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).

Sermon Thesis

Pleasure or Joy? There is a great difference between pleasure and joy. Pleasure is fleeting and destructive. Joy brings empowerment, inner peace, renewed creativity and natural independence.

Spiritual Practices to Cultivate Joy

  1. To experience lasting Joy, look to God as your source.
  2. Tap into the well-spring of eternal life through a consistent practice of meditation, prayer and silence.
  3. Become aware of the vision for your life, more abundantly and take daily steps towards it. This will help you not give into short term gratification so much.

Affirmation for Joy

I AM the Joy of the Spirit, and therefore this Joy that I have, the world didn’t give it to me and the world can’t take it away. The Joy of the Lord is my strength.

Your thoughts?