The Local Church is the hope of the world



Revelation 21:4

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”


The local church is a place that ______________ Joy.


  1. Joy in the bible happens in the context of ___________.


CS Lewis said, “all joy reminds”


_________________is the cup that stores joy.


  1. Joy is one of the _______________ of Gods Spirit.


Galatians 5:22-25

 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.



  1. Joy was a __________ part of Jesus world.


Luke 10:21

21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.


  1. Joy is sometimes a ___________.


Hebrews 12:2

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!