Expressions of Joy
Pastor David Crammer • Sunday January 22, 2023
SHOUT FOR JOY
Psalm 98:4 NASB
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises
Psalm 47:1 NASB
O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.
Psalm 118:15 NASB
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.The Spirit Of Faith Will Cause you to Shout while the walls are standing – Mark Hankins
THE JOY OF GIVING
2 Corinthians 8:1–5 NLT
Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. 5 They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do
2 Corinthians 8:7 NLT
Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
LAUGH FOR JOY
Faith walk is accompanied by joy and peace. If we say they were faith people then we are joy people.
Psalm 16:11 NKJV
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Job 5:22 ESV
At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
Psalm 2:1–4 NKJV
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Psalm 126:1–3 NKJV
When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad.