Though a true believer knows that God’s Word should stir up rejoicing from within him, he also knows that this is not always the case. This article shows that sin can take away the joy of reading the Bible. It also shows how our attitude is crucial to reading the Bible. By rediscovering this joy, devotion time, Bible study and preaching will always be a delight.
How are we supposed to obey the command to rejoice in the Lord if true Christian joy is a gift of God? This article answers, suggesting the use of means, such as Scripture reading, prayer, fellowship, creation & providence, and obedience.
This article discusses the nature of Christian joy. It explains how joy is a duty, it is more than an emotion, and joylessness is a sin.
This article shows how central Christian joy is to the teaching of the New Testament, and thus to the Christian life.
This article presents the biblical definition of joy, and considers how we may get there—by contemplating the glory of Christ.
What should a believer's reaction to suffering look like? This article discusses James' exhortation in James 1:2 which encourages Christians to rejoice in trials. This joy acts as a testimony to the world of the presence of the Lord Jesus in the believer's life. To withdraw and dwell in self-pity is to sin against God, who has blessed us with many things in this life and the next.
Is the Reformed Church lacking joy? The author of this article attributes the lack of joy within the Reformed Church to the desire to be unique and the challenge to preserve doctrinal truth. This article points to the covenant of grace as the cure to finding and expressing joy in God.
The author of this article looks at Psalms as the depiction of all parts of a religious emotional life. WIth this in mind, and with the conviction that all of Scripture speaks about Christ, this article looks at how the Book of Psalms reveals the emotions of Christ, such as his anger, compassion, grief, hope and joy.