January 27, 2013: Who Stole My Joy?

1 Peter Series message 3

Text: 1 Peter1:6-9

We've seen that the Gospel is God's work in us, and by His mercy our life perspective is radically changed in keeping with our new identity. We know that God is not aloof in our trials but purposefully uses them to affirm the authenticity of our faith, which is of supreme value. When Peter ties together trials and Christian joy, the word he uses is seldom found in secular writing. Why is this? Our joy is not found in the here and now, but in our view of Jesus through faith. How do we nurture this joy? How is it that we often don’t experience it? We will examine this, using our experiences with our building process as the backdrop.

Who Stole My Joy?