Friends have left me They've questioned my faith The good I tried to do Was thrown back in my face The hurt and the pain brought tears to my eyes But God has replaced a blessing For every tear that I've cried. Praise And Worship Is The Outpouring Of Our Joy. This is the gift of the Advent season; it is a season when we are reminded that the best things in life work from the inside out, not from the outside in. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. I was on top of the world. But I believe that there is another characteristic about this man’s life that should be mentioned right alongside his faith, and that is his joy. Our joy is anchored in that knowledge. Look at verses 20-22 (I tell you the truth…). First note that Jesus promises the grief will turn to joy. And He wants us to know an extraordinary kind of joy. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials. How strange that all three of these things are referred to in one way or another by the apostle Paul in Galatians 5:19-21 as being related to the works of the flesh or the acts of the sinful nature.” Paul refers to them by such names as drunkenness, debauchery, discord and dissensions. The search for satisfaction can take at least four different faces in our world today, and most of us have gotten stuck trying to find satisfaction in one of three distinct ways. This joy has deepened as we have learnt more of the greatness of Christ's sacrifice for our sins, and we have seen how complete and all-sufficient his sacrifice was and is. The text was Romans 5:1-11 Series Review: One of the premises of the Bible (the theme of the series) is that there is a difference… Yes, your joy will overflow! I have found many young Christians that have lost joy or even fallen into spiritual depression, thinking they had sinned in such a way that they had lost their salvation. Never mind the fact that our country is overrun with teenage pregnancy, unwanted births, a staggering use of abortion as a means of birth control and once-solid marriages that are destabilized by extra-marital affairs. It was surprising and unsettling enough that she was diagnosed with cancer just a few years after I had gone through a battle with prostate cancer. That day we were at the grocery store buying things to make Christmas cookies. I may not receive any of the material gifts that so many people point to as the center of Christmas; but when I receive the Christ of Christmas, I can find the joy that will forever elude those who are searching after satisfaction. Some people are obsessed with the quest for happiness. King is world famous primarily for the lyrics of his song that says, “The thrill is gone, the thrill is gone away.”. Marvin A. McMickle is the president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. A Star In The West Leading People To Christ, © 2021 Bright Star Community Church. And I want you to take your Bible now with me and look to Philippians chapter 1. In our hearts we know that to be true, but still we behave like the lyrics of the song by The Rolling Stones: I tried-and I tried-and I tried-and I tried, but I can’t get no happiness, because happiness does not and cannot last. whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say, It really has nothing to do with our circumstances, and everything to do with our perspective and priorities. (sing twice) There were times in my life when I felt I couldn't go on But the Lord He blessed me and He made me strong. I still have joy! I have purpose and I have meaning now that I never had before. I am talking about our national fascination with sex and the fact that some people are preoccupied with the cheap, fleeting, loveless encounters that are so much a mark of our present culture. Scripture Text. Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord. (I share these with her permission and her blessings.). It is why some people want to bungee jump, or go plunging down the steep and twisting hills of roller coasters. We so easily can forget that the “glad tidings of great joy” spoken to the shepherds of Bethlehem by the angels of heaven was about the birth of a Savior and not about the discounted prices at Wal-Mart or the luxury items available from a fashionable boutique. That response reminds me of the gospel song that says, “After all I’ve been through, I still have joy.” That is what separates joy from the false gods of happiness, pleasure and thrills. God is with us. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. We are promised His joy. In keeping with that 50-year legacy, a poll was taken of radio listeners and disc jockeys across the country concerning the No. But take heart! 1. All is well suggests that things may not be going according to my plan. Late last year, Peggy and I sat in a doctor’s office where we talked about how to treat the breast cancer with which she had just been diagnosed. 11 I have told you these things so that you might be filled with my joy. It is why we jump out of airplanes and free-fall from thousands of feet in the atmosphere. Every year at about this time, I remind you of the difference between the phrase all is right and all is well. They should consider Isaiah 55:2, Isaiah 55:6 which says, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?…Seek ye the Lord while he may be found.”. 5:22), which means that it is a Christian virtue. Chorus I get joy when I think about all He's done for me. Prevail Over Our Hindrances. 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. Later that afternoon, while we were away from the house, Peggy’s mother fell while coming down the stairs. I kept the faith and I held on through the night. Americans are the most chemically dependent people on earth-we take more prescription drugs than any other nation, though that simply could be a sign of an advanced medical system. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete" (John 15:11). He began referring to the music of Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley as “rock ‘n’ roll music.” Even though the inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame take place in New York City, the origin of the term rock ‘n’ roll music began in Cleveland. Take the same bad report from the doctor that might make me sad and realize that I can still have joy … We can refer to the same impulses of the human spirit by different names, but the motivation and the desired outcome are the same; we are trying to create satisfaction for ourselves. John 15:11 (NLT) Scripture Lesson John 15: 9 … Remain in my love. Sometimes, after we discover that happiness does not last, we try something else; and that next thing might be thrills. We want that sensation of living dangerously. Wanting to comfort Peggy, I remarked how ironic it seemed that, on the week when our faith directs us to the word of joy she had so much hardship and stress placed upon her. It is why commercials for such products as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis are as popular and as frequent as they are; for some people it is all about pleasure. Life can go on smoothly for a while and then all of sudden Bang!– things go wrong – not just one thing, but several things at once. She had been doing so well in recent weeks, but now was bed-ridden with a fractured pelvis. Thankfully, that is not the case with the fruits of the spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23. The first phrase suggests everything in your life is in order and under perfect control. I have overcome the world. Things have not been alright this week, but it is well with my soul. Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms, “In this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). When In Adversity, I’ll Still Have Joy. Passionate About Worship. Yes, your joy will overflow! After all, the song says, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” It does not say that Santa has come, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has come; the joy of Christmas is centered in the fact that the Lord has come. After all I’ve been through, I still have joy and it is well with my soul. I had been married less than a month before, and I still hadn’t come down. As you may know, Cleveland, Ohio, is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Our joy has strengthened as by the Holy Spirit we have been given this wonderful assurance that our salvation is based on the finished work of Christ, and in no way depends on our doing or even believing. can’t take it away.”, This is what separates joy from the cheap thrills, the fleeting happiness and the temporal pleasures associated with this world; only joy can say, “The world didn’t give it, and the world can’t take it away.”. I still have joy after all I've been through I still have joy. For some, the quest for satisfaction leads down the path of pleasure. From 1987-2011 he was Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio. Joyful beyond words. People go into casinos knowing the house always wins, yet are willing to risk their paycheck on a game of chance. The first part of describes the wickedness of these enemies and verse 8 concludes "But Thou, O LORD, dost laugh at them; Thou dost scoff at all the nations". I still struggle with praying, but I like to pray and still growing that way and God has been good. The things we keep trying in our vain attempts to find satisfaction are called happiness, pleasure and thrills. Download this message by Pastor Godman Akinlabi titled "239: I still have joy!" Nevertheless, I can still sing the song that says: When peace like a river attendeth my way, You do not have to front for me because I am a living witness I know the Devil will throw you for a loop! 1. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have … Jesus’ words in John 15:11, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” Other examples, Acts 13:52, “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” They are the freely given and freely received signs of God’s amazing grace. We want what some people call the rush that comes when we live close to the edge of death itself. Real satisfaction in life comes from the themes of Advent, three of which are also listed among the fruits of the Spirit-love, joy and peace. But the joy of the Lord only grows fuller with age, and as I walk around between s.s. classes it seems that the joy increases with each age group I ascend! I have some advice for those still saying, “I can’t get no satisfaction”-they need to look somewhere else for their contentment. The richest among us buy a seat on the space shuttle, not because they care one iota about science or space research; they do it because they are attempting to buy for themselves the ultimate thrill. Joy will maintain us when happiness is disolved by the actions of friends and family. However, the phrase all is well suggests something very different. It was a short song: I still have joy (2ce) After all I’ve been through I still have joy Initially, Joy allows us to say in the times of trouble....I still have joy...I still have joy....after everything I have been through....I still have JOY! I cannot think of many days in my life when I can say with a straight face that all is right. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. Yes, your joy will overflow! The gifts God offers-love, joy, peace and the others-are not reserved for those who have proven themselves deserving of God’s attention. 2. I am talking about the fact that pornography in the form of videos, magazine and Web sites now grosses more revenue than the money Americans spend on all professional sports combined. We Still Have Joy. Just as our salvation is assured through Jesus’ one-time sacrifice for all. He wants us to know what the dictionary calls "a very glad feeling; happiness and delight". How to Have Joy. There is a song I learned in the devotional services of the Baptist church that says: “This joy I have the world didn’t give to me, There is a reason none of these things can bring us any lasting satisfaction. The third thing I want to say about joy is something I learned in a profound way from my wife last year. The joy of Christmas is about the love of God Who sent a Savior into our world to redeem us from the behaviors that constantly pull us away from God. Here is the truth about all of our pursuits for satisfaction, be it in the form of happiness, thrills or various pleasures: At best, all those things can do is bring us a little bit of peace for a short period of time! it is well; it is well with my soul. The grief is not replaced by joy — it turns into joy. The audio file of this sermon is available for download and listening in MP3 format. It is because all of these things that fuel our futile pursuit of satisfaction are things that work from the outside in. We know that he was a great man of faith. Make a Name for Yourself - Genesis, 2 Samuel 2. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Likewise, in the New Testament, we read that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. I can have tears in my eyes and still have joy in my heart. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. Good medicine does not explain why we are also the world’s largest consumers of illegal drugs or the fact that one out of every six Americans is an alcoholic. Listen, if you are truly born again, you are kept by God’s power “until the coming of salvation” which will be “revealed” at the coming of Christ (1 Pet 1:5) and not the power of your faith. In this season of Advent, let me make the case that I would rather have the joy of the Lord than the satisfactions of the world any day of the week. That is the knowledge that brings me an unspeakable joy. Sermons; Calendar; Contact; Giving; Zoom Events; 31st Anniversary; New Year’s Eve 2020; I STILL HAVE JOY. - download and listen to more sermons for free at DownloadSermon.com is a prayer for deliverance from David's enemies, when Saul was set to get rid of him. He was the Professor of Homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary from 1996-2011. From a theological point of view, it is important to remember that God does not wait until we become the people He would like for us to be before He acts on our behalf. For other people the thrill is linked to the allure and excitement of gambling of one kind or another. The psalmists write, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. They want to live in Disney World all the time, forgetting that Disney World is a great illusion, as life for the executives and employees of the Disney Corporation reveal every day. 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. 30:5b) and “Shout for joy to God, all the earth” (Ps. Satisfaction is found in such things as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. In this world you will have trouble. It's our joy this morning, in our study of God's Word, to return to Philippians chapter 1. lshook October 14, 2020 Daily Devotionals. There are many in our society whose lives are driven by the pursuit of satisfaction, and they try one thing after another trying to attain that goal. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! God loves us, and Christ died for us while we were the sinful and rebellious people we are. After All The Things I've Been Through I Still Have Joy - Psalm 30:1-5 - Robert Earl Houston, Sr. $5.99 I Am Not Alone Psalm 23:6(a) - Robert Earl Houston, Sr. $5.99 I Have Enemies, But I Have God Psalm 23:5 - Robert Earl Houston, Sr. $5.99 I was not especially interested in the outcome-I have a preference for the rhythm and blues music of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and The Temptations-but I must confess I was somewhat surprised when it was revealed that Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis or even Elvis Presley was not associated with the No. He even broke the habits trying to conquer me. Dear congregation, Have you ever noticed that sometimes trouble comes in batches? We can have true joy because we are different and we have a glorious future. Upon leaving Ashland he was voted by his faculty colleagues to be Professor Emeritus. When we refer to Apostle Paul, we think of his faith. But joy - the strength provided to believers enables us in the face of adversity to endure. This sermon was on Joy and was preached on April 18, 2010. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. Copy Sermon to … Powered by, https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/media.brightstarcc.org/sermon-audio/20200531-IStillHaveJoy.mp3, 809 Charlotte Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214. How to Have Joy All Year Long Philippians 4:1-9 December 27, ... “People have mistreated me and I’m not going to be happy until I get even. James 1:9-11 Black History (SKU: 0505) Price: You currently have a total of 0 Sermons in your shopping basket. James 1:2 (NKJV) On 10th January 2002, I found myself singing a song most part of the day and I wondered what that meant. In the words of the commercial by Nationwide Insurance Company, “Sometimes life comes at you fast”-but it is well with my soul. However, life was not through with us so far as surprises were concerned. This is my testimony--that He made everything alright! Happiness is circumstantial: if I get a good report from the doctor, I am happy; if I get a bad one, I am sad. Like the song says, they just try something else. Do you want joy? Sermons delivered to your email for INSTANT DOWNLOAD. Delight in Discipline - Hebrews 12 3. Event Calendar. The song has a refrain that says, “And I tried-and I tried-and I tried-and I tried-I can’t get no satisfaction.”, You can almost see the history of the last 40 years of American life and culture written through the lens and lyrics of that song: “I have tried sex and orgies, and I can’t get satisfaction.” “I have tried LSD and cocaine, and I can’t get satisfaction.” “I have tried alcohol and amphetamines, and I still can’t get satisfaction.” “I have tried money and materialism, and all I can say is I can’t get no satisfaction.”, Perhaps the reason the song has remained so appealing to Americans is because the song speaks to an aspiration that reaches deep into our psyche and to a frustration that burns within so many of our fellow citizens: “I tried, and I tried, and I tried, and I tried-but I can’t get no satisfaction.”. In a few places the old roadbed can still be seen—with the deep trace marks still evident after 150 years. 1 rock ‘n’ roll song of all time. If we choose to be miserable we will be, and so will those around us. My finances and my relationships may not be right according to the standards of this world. They come and go with equal suddenness. 1 rock ‘n’ roll song song of all time. These are the spiritual formation issues that take root inside the followers of Jesus Christ that sustain them even when the conditions around them are being turned upside down. But how many will stand with me today and say I am going to be like David and say, (Psalms 34:2) I will bless the Lord at all times and his praise shall continually be in my mouth.- How many will stand and say I refuse to let the devil take my Joy away Joy will retain us when happiness is removed by circumstances and situations. Whatever the thrill of gambling might be, we should not lose sight of the sorrow it produces. He was elected to be the 12th President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 2011. Preaching.com is a leading resource that provides tools and ideas for pastors and church leaders to help them lead well. ill.--I heard about a 95 year old widower who still went out on nursing home visitation. Jesus wants us to know joy. 66:1). That’s because back in the 1950s, there was a disc jockey by the name of Alan Freed who worked for an AM radio station in Cleveland. The works of the flesh or the acts of the sinful nature are forever unsatisfying because in order for any of them to work there is something outside ourselves that must occur. Things may not be right with my body. Of course, what happens to a thrill seeker when the present thrill is gone? Continue shopping. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. All Rights Reserved. When you have joy, the devil can throw everything he has against you and you just keep on pushing-not because you are that strong, but because God is bigger than anything that life can do to you. All of these things are behaviors or experiences that must be drawn from the world around us and then brought into our lives. Life is not about happiness, pleasure, thrills or highs. However, just like happiness, people soon discover that thrills cannot satisfy because they cannot be made to last. He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Blues singer B.B. # Sermons : Unit Price: 1 to 19: $3.75: 20 to 51: $3.00: 52 or more: $2.50: Quantity: View Shopping Cart. by Terry J. Hallock. This was part of Keller's series on the fruit of the Spirit entitled "Real Signs of the Spirit". 11 I have told you these things so that you might be filled with my joy. 3. This, too, is part of what The Rolling Stones meant when they said, “I tried-and I tried-and I tried-and I tried, and I can’t get no satisfaction.” We try the pursuit of happiness, thrills and pleasure, but something is always missing. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. That response reminds me of the gospel song that says, “After all I’ve been through, I still have joy.” That is what separates joy from the false gods of happiness, pleasure and thrills. Second, the joy of the Lord is available to us even though none of us is deserving of God’s love. A pastor for more than 30 years, he has also taught preaching at New York, New Brunswick and Princeton Theological Seminaries. I thought maybe she would break down and cry; instead she said, “Oh, I still have my joy.”. Happiness Joy is a Choice. Use the above player to listen to the sermon, use the download MP3 link to save sermon, or use the download PDF link to view Sermon Notes. Yes, happiness/joy is a choice. when sorrows like sea billows roll; Keywords: Joy, hardship, trust, faith, encouragement, endurance Sermon. It is not a rational decision; it is the mark of a society that has embraced the thrill as a way to approach how they live their lives. The wonder and miracle of Christmas is that it is done on behalf of people deeply entrenched in the works of the flesh or the actions of the sinful nature. How many people have lost their rent or mortgage money as they got caught up in the thrill that the next roll of the dice or the next pull of the lever on the slot machine might bring a big payday? These qualities work from the inside out. Let’s be clear about this-I am talking about sensual things. It suggests everything is going exactly as you desire and you do not have a worry in the world. Immanuel. Many search for satisfaction attempting to combine all three devices-happiness, thrills, pleasure when they turn to illegal drugs and other things that can help them get high. We want that adrenaline rush. First Chinese Baptist Church, Los Angeles, Director of Worship & Young Adult Ministry, Executive Pastor (#232337) - USA Midwest (IL), CCPA – Do not sell my personal information. And when we got home I was planning to write a sermon that would have rivaled George Bailey’s joy at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Instead, the poll revealed that the No. It is important that we talk about joy vs. happiness and pleasure during the Advent and Christmas seasons, because it is so easy even for us as Christians to get caught up in the shopping and materialistic observance of Christmas. I still have joy! From ideas on sermon topics to how to develop church growth to insight on ministry life, Preaching helps pastors develop every area of life and work in ministry. 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