Inexpressible Joy!

Joy is not:

Joy is:

How are we going after joy?

  1. Focus on Then and There, not Here and Now (1 Peter 1:3-5)

  2. Focus on the Purpose of our trials, not the Pain of our trials (1 Peter 1:6-7)
  3. But what about the trials?

    1. Trials Don't last

    2. Trials Serve a purpose

    3. Trials Remind us of our dependence on God

    4. Trials Come in many forms

    5. Trials Prove faith

  4. Focus on the Relationship with Christ, not a Religion for Christ (1 Peter 1:8-9)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Peter 1:3-9

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.