Temple Baptist Church - 8-7-2011
Joshua 20:1-9; Habakkuk 3:17-19
Introduction: Things We Have In Christ
A. We Studied Kedesh – Holiness
B. We Studied Shechem – Shoulder
C. We Studied Hebron – Fellowship
D. We Studied Bezer – Fortress
E. We Studied Ramoth – Heights
F. This Morning We Will Study Golan – “rejoicing”
THE LOST FIND THEIR HAPPINESS IN WORLDLY THINGS:
John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
THE SAVED FIND THEIR HAPPINESS IN HEAVENLY THINGS
Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Colossians 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A CHILD OF GOD LOSING THEIR JOY - John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
a. Loss of Joy Through Sinfulness - Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
b. Loss of Joy Through Sorrow - 1 Peter 1:5-6 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
SOME THINGS THE SAVED REJOICE IN:
1. The Saved Rejoice In Their Saviour
a. The Joy Of His Person - 1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
b. The Joy Of His Presence - Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
c. The Joy Of His Protection - Psalms 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
d. The Joy Of His Provision - Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
2. The Saved Rejoice In Their Salvation
a. It Is A Purposed Rejoicing - Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
b. It Is A Productive Rejoicing - Psalms 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
1) The Reality of Our Salvation Makes Us Rejoice - Psalms 21:1 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2) The Restoration of Fellowship Makes Us Rejoice - Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
3. The Saved Rejoice In Their Scripture
Nehemiah 8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
4. The Saved Rejoice In Their Service
a. The Price of Service - Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
b. The Prize of Service - Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
5. The Saved Rejoice In Their Suffering
a. We Are Persecuted For Christ - Luke 6:22-23 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
b. We Are Partakers With Christ - 1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
6. The Saved Rejoice In Their Security
a. It Is An Eternal Joy - John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
b. It Is An Exceeding Joy - Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
7. The Saved Rejoice In Their Sanctuary
Psalms 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
Praise of Psalms 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Psalms 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.