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By: Greenlane Presbyterian Church  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Presbyterian Church, Christian Church

In our passage today we will see that Jesus prays that his disciples would know the full measure of his joy. I think, as Christians, we just get too serious, worrying about not praying enough, or reading the Bible enough or speaking to others about the Lord enough, etc. While these things are important, they must not dominate our lives. God wants us to enjoy walking with Him, enjoy His companionship through life and to reflect on His goodness, which brings joy.

Remember those timeless words of the angels to the shepherds, that the message of Jesus is one of “great joy”. The apostle Paul, as directed by the Holy Spirit, made it quite clear that Christianity is not a new set of laws, but a relationship of trust and joy.

Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking (laws), but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Join with me as we express our delight in God’s salvation by becoming increasingly joyful!

We are meant to enjoy our salvation, not endure it!

Keywords: Christian Church, Presbyterian Church

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From Ben – 18 March 2012

When he arrived at the house where the people were praying, he asked for admission, but at first they did not want to believe it was him. He was being guarded by a large group of soldiers and his execution seemed to be inevitable. There is a remarkable story in Acts 12 about Peter, the disciple of the Lord in prison. Let us pray believing and see God do the impossible. God opens doors and answers prayer.