'Joy' Tagged Posts

'Joy' Tagged Posts

Living Life Backward

How does one actually live life backward? The idea is that you take the one thing in your future that is certain – death – and you let that reality inform everything about your life now. In other words, to live life backward is to live with the end in mind. While that may sound like a morbid approach to living, the Bible reveals that it’s the only way anyone can begin to live life joyfully. As David Gibson states,…

Ecclesiastes Sermon Series

Beginning this March, I am looking forward to shepherding our church through a sermon series on the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes. The book ends with the revelation that the wise words recorded in this book were given by One Shepherd (Ecclesiastes 12:11). The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. I personally believe this refers to none other than our Lord Jesus! These are Old…

The Joy, Stability, and Security of God’s Presence

This week, we are meditating on Psalm 46 together. You can read the first part of this series here. In verses 1-3 of this Psalm, we saw that fear comes into our lives when we realize that the very things we thought we could count on have the potential of being removed at any moment. That is where many people in our world are living right now. However, in the face of distress and uncertainty, the reality of God’s character…