Joy: No Matter What (Fruit of the Spirit, E2)
The Fruit of the Spirit, Episode 2: Common sense and our own experience tell us that it’s much harder to feel joy when you’re in pain—whether it’s a chronic or life-threatening illness, betrayal, a broken relationship, financial calamity, or an existential crisis. But God offers a transcendent joy that does not depend on our circumstances. That’s why Scripture can say outlandish things like, “Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds;” why Paul “delighted” in his thorn; and why Jesus said, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” But isn’t this exactly the kind of pollyannish talk that makes non-believers smirk and sneer? And even if you are a believer, doesn’t it sound too good to be true? Join Patrick Morley to learn or be reminded how you can experience the transcendent joy of walking in the Spirit whether your own circumstances are normal, boring, exuberant, awful, or seemingly without hope. There’s always hope.
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