Joy

The Lord’s Chosen Ministers

Jun 23

The Lord’s Chosen Ministers   “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.” — Luke x. 21.   THE habitual …

Luke:10:21

Jubilee Joy; or, Believers Joyful in Their King

Jun 19

Jubilee Joy; or, Believers Joyful in Their King   “Let the children of Zion he joyful in their King.”— Psalm cxlix. 2.   YOUR streets will ring with joyous acclamations when the Queen and court pass through them to the Abbey; and well they may! The jubilee of a good and great Queen is an event to be celebrated …

Psalms:149:2

Chastened Happiness

Dec 25

Chastened Happiness    “They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.” — Jeremiah xxxiii. 9.   GOD’S ancient people sadly provoked him with their idolatries from age to age. He was longsuffering to them to the last degree, but at length he grew weary of them, and according …

Jeremiah:33:9

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Feb 06

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy   “But the fruit of the Spirit is joy.”— Galatians v. 22.   OBSERVE, “the fruit of the Spirit,” for the product of the Spirit of God is one. As some fruits are easily divisible into several parts, so you perceive that the fruit of the Spirit, though it be but one, is …

Galatians:5:22

The Joy of Jesus

Dec 05

The Joy of Jesus    “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered to …

Luke:10:21-22

Sorrow at the Cross Turned into Joy

Nov 03

Sorrow at the Cross Turned into Joy   “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. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she …

John:16:20-22

The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of His People

Dec 31

The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of His People   "The joy of the Lord is your strength."—Nehemiah 8:10. "And the singers sang aloud, with Jezrahiah their overseer. Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy …

Nehemiah:8:10

Joy and Peace in Believing

May 20

Joy and Peace in Believing   “Joy and peace in believing.” — Romans 15:13.   I WOULD address myself this morning to a certain special class, and if there should be no spiritual instruction for others, I trust that they will follow what is said with their prayers, that the word may be useful to those for whom it …

Romans:15:13

The Gladness of the Man of Sorrows

Mar 08

The Gladness of the Man of Sorrows   "Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory places, whereby they have made thee glad."—Psalm 45:7-8        During the last few Sabbath-days …

Psalms:45:7-8

“Magnificat”

Oct 14

"Magnificat"   "Awake, awake, Deborah; quake, awake, utter a song; arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam."—Judges 5:12        Many of the saints of God are as mournful as if they were captives in Babylon, for their life is spent in tears and sighing. They will not chant the joyous psalm of praise, and …

Judges:5:12