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Sermons on Joy

Sermons on Joy

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God & Joy

The book of Philippians is all about finding joy and contentment in whatever circumstance you find yourself. It’s even more powerful when you realize that Paul, the author, brings this message even though he wrote this book from prison. Through his Spirit-inspired words, we learn that we can find joy in all situations, no matter how tough. On this Confirmation Sunday, we rejoice as young adults in our congregation confirm their beliefs in Jesus and become members at Victory. Faith…

New Life (Easter at Victory)

On the first Easter, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the women at the tomb and to his disciples, and it changed everything. Despair turned to hope. Grief turned to joy. Because Jesus is alive, we too have new life. This new life means we can put our old ways behind us. We can “set our minds on things above”, living lives of love inspired by the love God showed us when he forgave all our sins through Jesus. The old…

Everyday Christmas

Buddy the Elf is a bit overwhelming to his newfound father, Walter. Buddy’s obsession with Christmas – particularly singing Christmas songs loudly – is foreign to Walter, who is a no-nonsense businessman. However, when he is faced with the possibility of losing his son forever, Walter joins in the Christmas chorus to bring Buddy home. Christmas gets built up in our minds as a list of expectations and to-do items. We sometimes find ourselves glad that it’s over. But Jesus…

Blessed Through the Savior

Ebenezer Scrooge had no need for Christmas. In fact, he seemed to despise anything good, such as compassion, empathy, and charity. But when he’s forced to look back on his life and sees things from different perspectives, he realizes that life isn’t worth living if you’re only living for yourself. We may get caught up in the allure of accumulating materials, money, and accomplishments. But in the end, we can’t take anything with us. None of us is good enough…

God’s Good Promise

Especially among Christians, the Christmas countdown often includes putting ourselves in the place of Old Testament believers. They habitually thought about those Old Testament promises that pointed them to the coming of the Messiah, the promised Savior of all sinners worldwide. They were part of the original Christmas countdown, awaiting the Savior’s birth. As we focus on a special promise that God purposely repeated when he shared information through his prophet Jeremiah, we join this countdown. Sermon Text: Jeremiah 33:14-16
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Joy in Meeting Others’ Needs

God doesn’t need anything from us. But other people do. When we meet the needs of others, we are doing the work of the Lord. Our offering of time, talents, and treasures to those around us brings us the joy of knowing we have made a difference, and it is a way for us to show others the love of Jesus. Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-19
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Joy in the Lord

God is with you always. When you cast all your anxieties and cares to your Lord and Savior in prayer, he hears you and gives you peace. We find joy in the Lord when we meditate on his Word and his promises to us, focusing on the gift of forgiveness he has given to us. Sermon Text: Philippians 4:4-9
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Joy in Christ’s Work

Our salvation isn’t about our good works. By grace we are saved through faith. This means that we don’t have to worry about doing enough or being good enough to enjoy eternity with Jesus. At the same time, we can find joy in Christ’s work, which we do as a reflection of His love for us. Doing Jesus’ work isn’t always easy, but we press on towards the prize of eternity. Sermon Text: Philippians 3:1-12
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Joy in Unity

It is a beautiful thing when people unite in harmony and love. Selfish desires, personal preferences, and status become unimportant when people come together. Unity isn’t easy to achieve, but it can happen when a group of believers join in Jesus’ name. There is joy in unity. Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-4
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Joy in Sharing The Good News

God created individuals with different personalities, abilities, and interests. That’s why we all proclaim and share Jesus differently. Preachers have different styles and churches have different types of worship music, but what really matters is that the true Word of God is shared with our community. No matter what it looks like, we can find joy when Christ is proclaimed. Sermon Text: Philippians 1:18
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Joy in Teamwork

Humans are meant to be together, uniting in teamwork. God did not create us to be alone. When we work together in our families, with our coworkers, or on a sports team, we can find joy in teamwork. This joy is multiplied when we join as brothers and sisters in Christ, joining Jesus on his mission and sharing His good news. Sermon Text: Philippians 1:3-6
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Hope Changes Everything

God promises grace to His people, but grace doesn’t mean everything is going to be easy. Sometimes, our lives are going to be difficult. If we are not careful, we will only see life through the lens of our circumstances. However, hope brings about a new perspective and focal point. It allows us to see our lives and our situations from a different perspective. Hope has the power to change everything. Even though in many instances the circumstances do not…