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The Christian Life Is Filled With Joy

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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Enemies of the Lord want us to believe that being a good Christian is some big impossible task, requiring great effort and sacrifice for no good reason. But this idea is simply a lie, easily refuted by scripture. The Christian life, right here and now, is filled with joy for those who have the Lord.

IT IS NOT HARD TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

       
          "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
           and I will give you rest.
          "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek
           and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
          "For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
                                  (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH JOY

          "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask,
           and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
           (John 16:24 KJV)
           "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
            might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."
            (John 15:10 KJV)
           "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence
            is fulness of joy: at thy right hand there are
            pleasures for evermore." (Psalms 16:11 KJV)
           "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give 
            thee the desires of thine heart." (Psalms 37:4 KJV)
           "For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
            righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy
            Ghost." (Romans 14:17 KJV)

GOD WANTS MERCY FROM US, NOT SACRIFICE

God doesn't want any payment from us, as if we were buying His goodwill. He wants mercy, that is, He wants us to love others as we love ourselves.
      "For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God
       more than burnt offerings." (Hosea 6:6 KJV)
      "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
       sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners
       to repentance." (Matthew 9:13 KJV)
      "But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
       sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless."
       (Matthew 12:7 KJV)
       
             "For all the law is fulfulled in one word,
             even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour 
             as thyself." (Galatians 5:14 KJV)

EVEN IN SUFFERING, WE HAVE JOY

       
      "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the
       devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried;
       and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto
       death, and I will give thee a crown of life." (Revelation 2:10 KJV)

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.

     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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       Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org

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