Joy in Sorrow (John 16:16-24)

Key idea: We find a persevering and powerful joy when we see life in light of Christ and his gospel

Four aspects of true joy to encourage our faith and increase our joy

  1. True joy recognizes the world’s counterfeits
  2. True joy is rooted in the Gospel
  3. True joy sees the bigger story
    1. Believe that suffering and joy can coexist
    2. Let your suffering lead you to Christ
    3. See your suffering with expectant hope
  4. True joy aligns our will with Christ through prayer
    1. To pray in Jesus’ name recognizes our poverty
    2. To pray in Jesus’ name recognizes Christ’s purposes