Always Rejoice (#994)

Always Rejoice (#994)
Good morning! ‘Delighted to be with you all today. I’m at the lake with the door open, ’cause the weather is warm.  And I think the neighbor’s dog’s are barking, but, we’re used to having dogs around so don’t let that bother you. Well, we’re going to talk about rejoicing today. That’s something we read from time to time usually once or twice a year, because is it is so important. Because we find that no matter what is going on in the world, God has things for us to rejoice about. There are some days where we’re very happy about the circumstances, the things we’re doing, the way our life is going, and we’re happy about that; that’s wonderful. There are other days where lots of things aren’t going the way we want, yet there is still much to rejoice in from God. And the more we learn to rely on the things from God and rejoice in that, the steadier our lives will be. But we all know people who are only happy when the sun is shining, everybody is nice to them, and every circumstance in their life is perfect; and when one, little thing goes wrong, they get all grumpy and frowny stay that way for months, until circumstances change. That would be a terrible way to live, you’d be grumpy half, or most of the time. But if we learn to rejoice in the goodness of God and all God does for us, then when days are wonderful, we rejoice; when days are OK, we rejoice; when days are terrible, when nothing is the way we want, we still rejoice, because we know that God is there to provide for us and take care of us, so we just don’t let anything get to us. So, let’s start in II Chronicles chapter twenty…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200517.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
II Chronicles 20:27   They returned with joy, for the Lord had made them to rejoice
Nehemiah 8:10         The joy of the Lord is your strength
Psalms 5:11-12          Let those that trust thee rejoice, let them ever shout for joy
Psalms 16:11              In thy presence is fulness of joy
Psalms 43:4                God my exceeding joy (NLT: the source of all my joy; NIV: my joy and my delight; lit: gladness of my joy)
Romans 5:1-8              Rejoice in hope of the glory of God (vs. 2)
Romans 12:9-21          Rejoicing in hope (vs. 12)
Philippians 3:3             Rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh
Colossians 1:11            Patience and longsuffering with joyfulness
Philippians 4:4-9         Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice (vs. 4)
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore (vs. 16)
I Timothy 6:17             Trust in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy
II Corinthians 4:1-9     Cast down, but not destroyed (apollumi)
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, be we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going (NLT)
Always Rejoice (#994)

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