Feed My Sheep Pt 4-Fighting for -And Living In Joy

Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Act_20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Gal_5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1Jn_1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Beloved this message I write to you that your joy may be full, the same as 1Jn 1:4

I see, as many of you do, so many people that have no Joy at all. I speak of Christians.

A simple word, but I remind you with this message what you already know.
Joy unspeakable and full of Glory, that is our promise, but why do so many have no joy, or very little.

There are times and seasons when many , myself included, seem to have a lack of Joy.
It can be circumstances, family chaos, holidays spent alone, bad news, trial and tribulation, you name it.

Joy is a promise, but there are times we must fight for it, why? 'The devil comes to steal , kill, and destroy', that is your joy and peace he is after, and more.

To everything there is a season, people grieve over a lost one, this is normal, what is not normal is when we are not walking in joy because the battles of life are striping it from us, yes, it sometime takes spiritual warfare to keep in Joy.

Other times, we must simply claim what the bible says and walk in it.

Sometimes it is a simple attitude of gratitude we are missing, by gossip, murmuring, using vain, pro-fain words, when we should have our speech salted with heavenly salt.

Joy is in our heart and it should be in our mouths as well. I know many lonely people that feel no one loves them, guess what, Jesus loves you , you are his.

I read emails where people are walking in self-condemnation, condemnation is not of God, its of the flesh and devil. If you sinned, you repent, and get up fresh, forgiven, listen...only Jesus can offer this refreshing, nothing else in this world can, only Jesus.

Joy, simple, many need to read this simple word, Joy beloved, walk , fight for it, claim it, live it.

If your in a place where your joy is lacking, trust in the lord, love and worship the lord, read his word, help others, and know you are one of his saints.

Things come and things go, no matter the case, let us all keep in mind, JOY, it's a fruit of the spirit, it must be cultivated, and yes we all can cultivate joy, by the holy spirit and the very presence of Jesus Christ.

This is the simple word I was given to feed the lords sheep. JOY!!!

I end with a John Piper short on this very message. How to fight for joy, take a listen.

Fighting For Joy - John Piper Sermon Jam

This video was produced by Newsong Church Hawaii formerly known as Refresh Ministries. We are a Christian church and on the island of Oahu. To learn more about our us please visit
A typography video made to John Piper's sermon series "How to Fight for Joy."