Grace Joy & Peace (#1029)

Grace Joy & Peace (#1029)

Good morning, we’re going to continue our study of the grace of God today. And, this is the last Sunday before we have our second weekend get-together, where we’ll have part two of what I call in those weekends, Let Grace Abound. And, that should give enough preparatory material that I might even start writing that book, which I’ve been talking about. That’s the plan.

But today we’re going to study about how joy and peace relates to grace. So much of the purpose and focus of this series that we’ve been on for many months, has been: that with the grace of God we don’t have to earn our salvation, we don’t have to worry about losing our salvation, we don’t have to worry about being thrown in the lake of fire or going though all the wrath and tribulation of the book of Revelation. And, some of the other things we have in life, are simply provided by the grace of God. Now, two topics I enjoy teaching on frequently, are joy and peace and we’ll go back and look at some of those verses we’ve looked at other times, but today we’ll look at it from the point of view of are these things that are available from God simply by His grace or are they things we have to earn, and they’re not available to people that don’t behave in certain ways that certain groups would like them to behave in.

In other words, is joy and peace by works or by grace? Is it taken away if some preacher somewhere says you are a sinner? Do you all of sudden have no joy or peace? Or is it simply available by God’s goodness and grace? That’s what we’ll look at, and the word grace doesn’t always appear in these verses that we’ll look at, but we’ll see lots of places that joy and peace come from and we’ll see a general pattern that they come from God’s love, and God’s goodness, and God’s grace. Not by the works of man. So, I think it will be very enlightening to wrap up this series of teachings we’ve had on the grace of God by looking at joy and peace. So, let’s go to second Chronicles chapter twenty…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20210926.  All right reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 20:27              They returned with joy, for the Lord had made them to rejoice

Nehemiah 8:1-12                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 21:1                         The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord, he shall greatly rejoice

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)

Ecclesiastes 9:4-10             Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart

Isaiah 26:3-4                        Perfect peace whose mind is stayed

Jeremiah 15:16                    Thy word was the joy and rejoicing of mine heart

Luke 1:43-44                        Babe  leaped in womb for joy

Luke 2:8-14                          Good tidings of great joy (vs. 10)

John 15:10-14                      That my joy might remain in you, and that your joy may be full

Luke 24:49-53                     Returned to Jerusalem with great joy

Acts 8:1-8                             There was great joy in that city

Acts 13:42-52                       The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost

Romans 5:6-11                     We also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 15:13                      Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing

Colossians 1:9-11                 All patience and longsuffering with joyfulness

I Thessalonians 5:16-18      Rejoice evermore

I Tim 6:17                               Trust in the Living God, who giveth us all things richly to enjoy

Phil 4:6-7                                The peace of God shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus


Grace Joy & Peace (#1029)

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