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Walking In The Light: Jesus Joy

August 9, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Walking In The Light

Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 John 1:1–1:4

 

1 John 2:19 (ESV)
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
1 John 1:4 (ESV)
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
1 John 2:1 (ESV)
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 2:26 (ESV)
I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
1 John 5:13 (NIV84)
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 1:1–4 (ESV)
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.


This joy is a “JESUS” joy
John 15:11 (NIV84)
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
Hebrews 1:9 (NLT)
You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”
“God is the most joyous being in the universe."
- Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy

John 15:5 (ESV)
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:11 (ESV)
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.


This joy is a “WE” joy
1 John 1:4 (ESV)
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.


This joy is a “PERFECTED” joy
1 John 1:4 (ESV)
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Isaiah 61:3 (ESV)
  to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3 (ESV)
  to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV)
 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

1. Become a person who is ALL IN…
- Be a Student of the Word of God
Nehemiah 8:8 (ESV)
They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.
Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV)
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

- Submit to the Holy Spirit
Galatians 5:22–23 (ESV)
 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


1 Peter 1:8 (ESV)
 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

2. Joy has a flow to it…