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Real Joy - Part 2 of 2

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June 12, 2020 12:00 am

Real Joy - Part 2 of 2

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June 12, 2020 12:00 am

“And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves” (John 17:13).

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In Sherry Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible and I will will and I and and I to tell you again today about one of our booklets.

We've offered from time to time, but there may be some new blisters and haven't heard about this. Would like to get his stories of the redeemed life, freedom from addiction, some who had been addicted to drugs and found deliverance to the Lord and it's a book that will give great encouragement to any who are struggling with that addiction. It's entitled there is hope. You can request that when writing this at the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 now we continue with the second part of the message entitled real joy or a promotion at work and be thankful for that thankful God is pleased to bless you financially, but all of those things have their limits, but Chapter 14 of the 70% for the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. The kingdom of God consist of the material things of this world, even the meat and drink, but righteousness, and to be this joy if you're not walking in a godly and peace, the peace that he gives us joy joy which is the spirit according to Galatians chapter 5 verse 22 is the fruit of the spirit is not something that you work up is not something that you've generated something that comes from with in the cause of the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. It is a joy of hope.

Psalm 30 verse five says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning, maybe many sorrows, heartaches and disappointment that you encounter in life, but thankfully, no matter how long the night may seem to be the morning, the sun of righteousness arises with healing. It is when you have no Romans chapter 12, the 12th verse says, rejoicing in hope, this joy is a joy of hope sometimes talk to people who become very discouraged responded to the field of hope is gone. Nothing darker than to be in such a place. When Jeremiah said in levitation chapter 3. My hope is perished from the Lord Loss but assume the college of the Lord's mercy is that we are not consumed his compassions fail not. His mercies are new every morning. Romans chapter 5 verses one to therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. This is the basis of our joy. This is the quality that we have this joy is joy of hope never reason for the spare never reason to come to a point of hopelessness because this joy is in the Lord. Joy is sustained even in adversity. The book of Habakkuk chapter 3 verse 17. Remember that this confident had difficulty understanding why God didn't seem to be intervening in the evil that was prevalent in that time little time off and go to the watchtower and there he learned the mortgage in his holy temple in all the earth.

Keep silence before whatever change in his point of view. He then pins these words, although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall the fruit be in the minds the labor of the olive shall fail, the field shall yield no meat shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stall is a pretty dark there is no harvest basically wiped out.

You may be struggling with financial problems today and certainly those problems are not insignificant very stressful very, very difficult.

But Habakkuk says if that occurs, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation and word in this case indicates somebody who just dancing up and down for joy just around Chuck as a matter of saying I'm thankful to say everything is all right with me. It it said the news. How can you rejoice in such difficult times. I'm so thankful when I see evidence of that joy in the lives of some of our people visiting with Sr. Tarter the other day and hearing her talk about how the Lord has sustained her. She knows her time is short. Just as I'd like to be here for a while longer. I want to have some interaction with my grandchildren. But whatever he's ready for me it's all right.

It's going to be better on the others. Never complain never like any expression that indicates she felt sorry for herself always praise to God.

The sister got me a few days ago.

She said I know it's all in God's wonderful life I've had a long life.

The Lord sees fit to take me on. It's okay, I'm trusting you that's kind of joy that God gives his people, even in the dark days of adversity, we find reference to the book of first Peter reading in chapter 1 verse five for The power of God through faith in the salvation ready to be revealed in the last time where in you greatly rejoice, though now for a season if need be, you are in heaven is through manifold. Take the present time. You have your burdens you have you tried to hide her sickness as you have your losses. Heaviness through many and varied temptations of testings, but the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes thought we tried the fire might be found under the praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. And then I noted an example of this over the book of acts chapter 13 and the 49th verse it says in the word of the Lord was published throughout all of the region.

But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women and chief men of the city and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expel them out of their coats. You might think well if they been driven out of town is been persecution. If the leaders of raised up opposition of them think Shirley must be depressed. They should possibly discourage, but they shook off the dust of their feet against them and came to chromium and the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost. In spite of the opposition and the persecution they were full of joy whole last night, the testimony can be given. It's evident that this is more than just man's sheer determination. I want to make the best of things at one of my fields and I want to try to get through it focuses joy that comes from above the source of the Lord himself.

Let's think of the basis the basis of this joy. Jesus refers in our text of the words that he had spoken about. He was referring to the words of this very prayer but also to all the words had been speaking in this final dissertation several chapters here is talking to them about his departure and how he wants them to be comforted in their time of difficulty. He had assured them of safekeeping I don't give you joy if if you can believe that you will be By the power of God that no matter what enemy you may encounter, and what change of circumstances.

You've got reason to rejoice. Jesus said in John 1028 and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my what better security. Could you have is anyplace you can think of that you would rather be than in the hand of Jesus Christ as the sons of my times are in thy hand if everything was in your own hand, you'd be in trouble. You can have confidence that your security is in God and his son Jesus Christ. It would indeed be stressful. In John 13 verse one.

He had assured them of his love, having loved his own. He loved them under the house, just as your security is assured because her in his hand. It wonderful to know that his love goes on and on Peter stumbled, Peter denied the Lord but the Lord include leavening after the resurrection. He said go tell the disciples and Peter. Be sure to tell him he knew that Peter was brokenhearted and in great distress in his beloved and you go tell them I and how many times has the Lord demonstrated his love toward you when you have failed. When you've neglected his word.

When you have been diligent in prayer when you've said some things and done some things you shouldn't of done but it's evident he still love you you not to stand in amazement some time at how good the use help with the Lord stole so many mercies and blessings upon certain it's not for my namesake, but for four years. Yes, love times of personal cellulitis drove anybody loves me. I been so disappointed that people in times of counseling save. I don't really think my parents ever love me that much personally gets rejected with her husband or wife and the divorce occurs on a fish feel so terrible I feel it nobody loves but maybe say that God's love continues his room of his and nobody else loves you. He doesn't want better love you receive the love that comes from God, then he assured them that they would be with him. John 14 three he says where I am there shall ye be also going to prepare a place for you and ultimately you will be with me and so to be assured that there will be with him and shortsighted for you today that someday if you are a believer in Jesus Christ. Someday you're going to be seeing him face-to-face is not reason to rejoice matter how difficult and dark. The scene news here know that you will be with joy is connected with true knowledge. Being able to know the five books make such a difference. I remember years ago I was leaving to go over on the other side of Indiana speak of the church and I had failed to realize the difference in the times I've gotten a little bit of a late start and on the way there I encountered every conceivable difficulty rogues under construction had to sit and wait was a wreck had to sit and wait had all kinds of problems that it had to say Lord if you want me to get them deliver that sermon. You have to help me look like everything in the world is going wrong. Well, I was under stress to admit that, but you want and have all the facts and I got there I found out that due to the difference in time instead of me being a little bit late.

I was almost an hour early. Now see what you know does make a difference and so knowledge has something to do with this joy.

Psalm 19 in the eighth verse, the specter to the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the specter to the Lord, the truth of God. God's word brings us joy. Psalm 119, the 14th verse. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as much as in all rejoiced in fact testimonies. Knowing the truth about God, but the promises that he is given us in his word makes all the difference. And then we see the same principle in the first epistle of John first John chapter 1 reading in the first verse that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of life for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness and show unto you eternal life which was with the father and was manifested onto us that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the father and with his son Jesus Christ, and these things right. We unto you, that your joy may be cool to get this information so you can rejoice. Joy then is connected with sound doctrine. Sometimes people say why I just don't think doctrine is important doctrine is the flanks.

Even if we just love one another. That's all it matters. Love is vitally important by the shalom in the July disciple, but doctrine is essential. This joy is connected with with truth with sound doctrine.

What difference it makes to know that God is sovereign Psalm 97 verse one says the Lord plaintiff, let the earth rejoice with the multitude of the house. Be glad. What a difference that makes. To believe that God is sovereign. He is omnipotent he is on the throne. He's working his way own no man can hinder. No man can disrupt his when you see the dramatic changes are taking place in our country today. Some of the decisions are made in Washington. The recent disrespect that is been shown for our Constitution, we cannot sometimes fear for the moment what what are we going to face in time to come. I think about it. Concern about grandchildren think all of your Lord, what are they going to face in their lifetime. I would be stressed and full of anxiety. If I didn't believe God is sovereign, the heart of the king is in his hands and he turns in his easel water.

There is no evil power. There is no corrupt influence. There is no conspiracy, but what God knows every detail and can turn around and injured 50 pleasure or if hard times and persecutions, he can give grace doing your that one might give a testimony to the glory and praise of his day. I wonder how people can survive as a believe in God or even if they have a limited view of God know the book was written years ago. Why bad things happen to good people and the rider came to the conclusion that there are some things that I just can't control that he would frequently like to give you a better deal, but he can't put together part of terrible, terrible view at Stockton, the Bible, God, I preach to you today is the creator or the God who reigns on high. The God who works his way of the God who accomplishes his pleasure and I don't give you joy wonderful to know the truth. It Jesus Christ is the Savior of sinners is good news that will bring you joy if you know your center. You have to be like the Pharisees who said Lord I think that I'm not as other men, not just I have done a lot much that's bad.

I stock will be of particular interest to you, but what a heart is broken when the spirit of God is brought about genuine conviction of the person knows I have offended God had broken his law.

I deserve the penalty without a mother be lost. I need a Savior. That's a colleague named Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins, or as the apostle Paul says this is a faithful saying and worthy of all expectation that Christ Jesus came to the world. The Sega Saturn chief in order bring joy to a sinners heart came to save sinners answer know that salvation is by grace, some lay out a long list of requirements is what you gotta do earlier work to gotta perform some make it adherence to the law of the law only condemns to make it adherence to various religious creeds and some participation in religious rites and ceremonies on and on it goes. Only condemnation can ultimately be felt under any other system but we read these words of the book of second Timothy chapter 1 verse nine speaking of the power of God says, who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

Jesus, the Savior of sinners and salvation by grace, not on the basis of your merit. No free will.

Your good works, but by his grace. You didn't deserve salvation. Nobody did. But he bestows it, according to his good pleasure, to the glory and honor of his name wonderful truth into know that the person who believes has eternal life. John 336 he that believes on the son hath everlasting life where you today believe only come to the end of your self-confessed your sin apart from the pies. Grayson yes I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe he was the son of God.

I believe that he came here to save sinners and it's inhuman that my faith is placed in my whole rest in order bring joy about them. So I wonder sometimes How could I know that I'm one of his evidences that you believe only feed them and leave it on the son hath everlasting life, then to know is Jesus here talked about the fact that he had Those that work is what was here on earth and is praying to the father that they all other disciples it would be yet to come would be camped then to know the father keeps and the sun intercedes. What a joy. Romans chapter 8 reading verse 33 who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect. It is God that justified Satan as the cues of the brethren that nobody can actually get anything against that instinct gets God's elect, because it's got the justified. Who is he that get them if it is Christ that died a resident is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. So has Jesus prayed in the 70s Of the gospel of John for his people. And if you're a believer. He was praying for you and now he intercedes on their behalf in heaven itself.

You joy so many times when a person sends word of the church to pray for would have surgery this week got the sickness want you to pray for them to come back in prayer has been answered and said I want to express my appreciation to the church for their prayers.

We can understand that that's good to have the church pray for you, but didn't better to have Jesus playfully the fact his teeth as Katie is to know that he intercedes for.

You ought to give you complete joy, fullness of joy and then talk about being camped, who shall separate us from the love of Christ of tribulation or stress, or persecution, or nakedness, or famine, or sword, as it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long we are, the chief of the slaughter man all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us not to convert more than a cop overcoming bike is grace, for I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, or principalities, nor powers of things present, or things to come, the height or depth or eating creature to separate us from the love of God which is given us in Christ Jesus our Lord Lord is pleased for his people to be full of joy cannot be found in pursuing worldly interests or walking in disobedience or allow yourself to be overcome with a murmuring critical spirit complainers are going to have joy and you're not going to glorify Jesus Christ. But Jesus prayed that you might have joy and he found his joy in doing the will of the father.

You will find this joy completely new. As you seek back his grace to do the will of your heavenly father as he said this is my meet. This is what satisfies me to do the father's will.

I pray that that's true with you if you would like to get a CD of this complete message. You can write us at the Baptist Bible Auerbach 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 to leave Richard next time. This is Sherry Bradley Junior beating you goodbye and regardless is in all is in and of and on the line in the in all in and in and in all

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