The Essence of Real Joy
John and Paul, two great pillars of the Christian Faith both talk about Joy. John in 1 John encouraged his readers to complete joy together with him. Paul in Philippians 2 had enough joy to share with his readers encouraging them to take a portion for themselves while giving some of their joy to him.
Joy is defined as intense happiness. What could be the source of this intense happiness for these two men? What could create such satisfaction for them that they were able to share it with others and invited others to share with them?
The Word of Life, Jesus, the Son of God, had everything to do with the joy John and Paul experienced. John in 1 John put it this way. ... Read more