Series: Emoji Jesus
February 07, 2021 | Mark Simmons
Joyful: feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
What makes Jesus joyful?
1) Naturalizing Us
Luke 10:1, 17, 21-22 (NLT)
What does it mean to me that I have become a naturalized citizen of heaven?
Who I am in Jesus> What I do for Jesus
Identity > Productivity
2) Taking Shame for Us
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. NIV
Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! TPT
1 Peter 3:18 (NLT)
3) Rescuing Us
Luke 15:1-7 (NLT)
What has Jesus rescued you from?
What is Jesus rescuing you from?
How should we respond to the joy that Jesus experiences in naturalizing, taking shame for and rescuing us?
Westminster Shorter Catechism from 1647
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever
How can you enjoy the Father, Son and Spirit more?