Tag Archives: joy

Kingdom Values; January 22. 2023


Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. We have sung the chorus based on this and verse 19 in this church for … Continue reading

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The Glory of God; January 20, 2023


Romans 5:2 And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Doing this bilingually can get awkward at times, because Greek has no punctuation, and the sentence structure is often very different between the English and Japanese translations. … Continue reading

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Focus; January 17, 2023


Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Paul and Barnabas and those who received their message had just experienced good things and bad things. Many people had believed the Gospel and been saved, … Continue reading

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Risen Savior; January 11, 2023


John 16:22 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” Here we have the secret to why the apostles were able … Continue reading

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The Joy of Obedience; January 10, 2023


John 15:11-13 “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than … Continue reading

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Social Affirmation; January 2, 2023


Luke 6:22-23 “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward … Continue reading

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Ordinary Blessings; November 28, 2022


Luke 1:14 “He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” We have the record of the fulfillment of the last part of this verse in verse 58 of this very chapter, … Continue reading

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Emotions; November 12, 2022


Jeremiah 31:13-14 “Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and … Continue reading

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The Sabbath; November 2, 2022


Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by … Continue reading

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Proclaiming Good News; October 29, 2022


Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” This is a justly famous verse, memorialized … Continue reading

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