The Believers Joy
Intro: In this chapter Paul mentions Joy, Rejoicing and Gladness.
John 15:11- These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you,and that your joy might be full.
There are 4 things that can rob us of our joy.
There are 5 things that caused Paul’s joy.
a. In verses 1,8,13. His position was in Christ
II. PASSION – v.18
a. To preach the word
III. PURPOSE – v.17, 21
a. Romans 8:29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be
conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among
IV. PRIVILEGE – v.29
a. Service and Suffering for Christ
V. PROSPECT – V. 23
a. Desiring to depart.
b. v. 6, “until the day of Jesus Christ”
c. v.10, “till the day of Christ”