Renegade Joy Big Ideas:
Series Big Idea: God wants to help us all experience joy. Joy doesn’t come from the things that our culture says can make us happy. Joy is a very counter-cultural, renegade thing. Based off of Philippians 4:4-7
Week 1 - Joy In Humility
Joy doesn’t come from the things that our culture considers the basis of happiness. Joy comes from the experience of the humility and servanthood of Jesus for me and then living a life of humility and service in response to His humility and service on my behalf.
Week 2 - Joy in Temptation
To experience joy, we all have to deal with two great joy-killers in our lives: the temptation to complain and the temptation to argue.
Week 3 - Joy in Opposition
Joy is the deep satisfaction that comes from both what God has done for us and what God is doing through us as His servants. And the joy of serving God is something that never comes without setbacks and disappointments and sometimes flat out opposition. To have joy, we’ve got to be people who understand our lives as being about HPFTWBTG as well as holding on to and persevering in that calling and mission for our lives in the face of opposition.
Week 4 - Joy in Suffering
Joy and pain can exist within the same space. Whatever suffering I am going through, how much I am suffering does not diminish my capacity for joy if it is the joy that is found in Christ: knowing Him, serving Him, relying on Him through prayer, and ultimately being raised with Him.