The Joy Of The Lord Upon A Church

There is nothing sweeter than being part of a church when the joy of the Lord is upon that church. Indeed, there is nothing that makes a church stronger than the joy of the Lord.
Oh yes, there will be mourning. Oh yes, there will be seriousness. But the one thing I want to characterize our church services more than anything else is joy.
Do you know most people are not even worried about going to heaven or hell? They are just longing for some real joy in their lives. Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11).
1 Thessalonians 5:16 says, “Rejoice evermore.” Philippians 4:4-5 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”
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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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