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  • Future Joy by Kim Riddlebarger

    When writing to Christians in the city of Thessalonica, the Apostle Paul instructs them, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:16–18). These …Read More

  • Joy in Christ Alone by Burk Parsons

    Christianity is a religion of joy. Real joy comes from God, who has invaded us, conquered us, and liberated us from eternal death and sadness—who has given us hope and joy because He has poured out His love within our …Read More

  • Joy in Community by Eric Bancroft

    Do you remember graduating from high school? For many of you, the video cameras were rolling, family was in attendance, and friends were there to congratulate you. With the level of pomp and circumstance that you enjoyed, the uninitiated might …Read More

  • Joy in Our Work by Trillia Newbell

    Monday is likely the most dreaded day of the week. And we all know why. It’s the day that crushes the anticipation of Friday, the joy of Saturday, and the restfulness of Sunday. It’s Monday when most of us return …Read More

  • The Joy of Christ by David Filson

    Our hearts prepare for Advent with, “Come to earth to taste our sadness, He whose glories knew no end.” We enter Passion Week somberly singing, “Man of Sorrows! What a name, for the Son of God who came.” Isaiah pens …Read More

  • Our Groaning Joy by Mike Pohlman

    Our quest for joy begins at the end creation has been groaning together in the of the creation narrative, where God looks at all He has created and pronounces it “very good.” Tragically, this good creation would be radically tarnished …Read More

  • Rejoice Always by H.B. Charles Jr.

    Do you know what the shortest verse in the New Testament is? The obvious answer is John 11:35: “Jesus wept.” It is the shortest verse in our English translations of the Bible. But the shortest verse in the Greek New …Read More

  • Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing by John Piper

    What I call “Christian Hedonism” is a way of life rooted in the conviction that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. The implications of this conviction are all-encompassing and thrilling, including the stunning …Read More

  • Superficial Joy vs. True Joy by Joe Holland

    Banking is boring. Or, at least, that is what most people think—that is, unless you’re the son of a banker, which I am. You see, every once in a while, my dad would bring me to work with him and …Read More

  • To Enjoy Him Forever by Sinclair Ferguson

    While shaking hands at the church door, ministers are sometimes greeted with a spontaneous, “I really enjoyed that!”—which is immediately followed by, “Oh! I shouldn’t really say that, should I?” I usually grip tighter, hold the handshake a little longer, …Read More

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