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Joy in Christ

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We chase so much we don’t possess
To quench a thirst we can’t express.
All is empty restlessness
Till life and joy are found in Christ.
Come, O my Lord, O my Lord, my Lord!
The joy we crave is all in Christ.

Our Lord is God. Our Lord is here.
His heart is kind. His Word is clear:
Faith will chase away all fear
Till joy is full in Jesus Christ.
I turn to You, O my Lord, my Lord!
Today is joy in Jesus Christ.

Though life is filled with weary pain
And nagging problems all remain,
He is every day the same.
Rejoice, rejoice in Jesus Christ!
I sing, my Lord, O my Lord, my Lord!
Rejoice, rejoice in Jesus Christ!

Our Lord, our God, we find in You
A light, a joy for all we do.
Glad in what is always we true,
We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ!
Forevermore, O my Lord, my Lord,
All praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ!

Rejoice in Jesus Christ!

from the book, ONE WITH OUR FATHER 

John 15:11

“These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” (John 15:11, NASB)

Jesus has just painted a beautiful picture of our life in Him.
We are like a branch connected to the Vine.
We are fruitful as we remain in Him.
Our prayers are answered as we remain in Him.

Why has He told us all this?
What was on His heart?

Jesus longs for us to share the joy He finds in His Father, in
loving His Father,
trusting His Father, and
obeying His Father.
He wants us to know His joy, and
He wants our joy to be full!

How is joy different than happiness?
Normally we connect happiness
with temporary circumstances.
We are happy because
we are on vacation, or
our relationships are going smoothly, or
our health is good, or
we feel financially comfortable.

But we are joyful because of what doesn’t change:
Who Jesus is,
Who He is to us every day,
our relationship with Him, and
our future in Him.

Jesus wants us to rejoice because of
what is always ours in Him.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Joy in Christ
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