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Back In The Fight: Happy-Joy

John 15:5-12

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for

whom nothing is prepared for this day is holy to the Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Job 20:5 the joy the hypocrite is but for a moment?

I. Abide in His Presence

John 15:5 if you Abide in Me

Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,

II. Walk in The Holy Spirit

John 15:5 will produce Fruit

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit

III. Stay in His Word

John 15:7 …my words remain in you

Psalms 119:111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

IV. Answered Prayer

John 15:7 ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.

Matthew 6:9-11 In this manner pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom comes.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For your is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

John 16:24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

V. Obey His Commandments

John 15:10 Keep my commandments

Psalms 97:11 Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right. (NLT)

Ecclesiastes 2:26 God gives wisdom, knowledge, and JOY to those who please Him. (NLT)

VI. The Godly people in your life

John 15:12 Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

Philippians 1:3-5 I thank God upon remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now

VII. Jesus will restore Your Joy

John 15:11 that your joy may be full

Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him

endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Psalms 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by your generous Spirit.

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.

Isaiah 29:19 The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord.