Series: Best Summer Ever
David Lewkowicz   -  

This weeks message is from Pastor Adam on Joy.

Joy Defind

Happiness and Joy are not the same.

Happiness – an emotion or feeling based on result or circumstances.

Joy – gratitude based on the root “chara” (Greek) – the awareness of God’s Grace.

Philippians 4:4-13

Not necessary for a culture of joy:

  1. Ease
  2. Simplicity
  3. Victory
  4. Smooth Path

Steps to creating a culture of joy:

  1. Being captivated by Jesus.
  2. The Gospel.
  • Mission overrides Condition
  • Your circumstance vs. Our mission.
  1. Confidence in Every Season (peace).
  2. A culture of Worship.
  • Happiness is fragile, but Joy in Christ is eternal, and the expression of that truth is worship.