(Message 1) Where do you search for happiness? It always seems to be short-lived or not quite reachable. What if you find a happiness that never leaves, something deeper that couldn't be shaken? It starts with confidence in Jesus and continues when we continually follow him and trust Him completely. #GCInsideOut
Webster's defines joy as “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.” ... Similarly, John Piper writes, “Christian joy is a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world."
Philippians 1:6 " And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start thinking and sharing. Ask a question to get your group thinking, to create openness.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
Start digging. For further study.
Help us to finish well:
2 Common mistakes in our pursuit of joy:
Paul’s secret to joy:
Level 1: Come back next Sunday.
Level 2: Journal your experiences.
Level 3: Pursue a Gospel partnership.