Kingdom Joy

Text: Luke 10:17-24
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: February 7, 2016

What brings you the greatest joy.  Some of us have wonderful memories of weddings and the birth of their children.  Others, like the seventy harvesters Jesus had sent out, rejoice when God has worked powerfully through them.  Yet Jesus says there is an even greater cause for joy than this.

Jesus Himself also expresses great joy – which is surprisingly uncommon in the gospels which primarily portray Him as a man of sorrows.  What would cause Jesus to rejoice greatly?

Some of us are prone to sadness or depression.  Many are going through hard trials which threaten to sap our joy.  How can we maintain and grow our joy in spite of the hardships of this life?

I believe that this week’s text will answer these questions and help us to understand how we can experience the joy of Jesus’ kingdom.

Please read Luke 10:1-24 before listening to this sermon.

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