Following Jesus in Loving People so People Will Fall in Love with Jesus.

Rooted in Joy

Living with Faith-Based Optimism

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13 (ESV) KEY POINTS: The Poisonous Power of Pessimism – Double Mindedness … Defeated Spirit … Defensiveness … Disconnected The Joy of Faith-Based Optimism – David (Who Knows God might be Gracious) Lessons in Faith-Based Optimism … Act of Replacing … Act of Remembering…

The Joy of Contentment

KEY POINTS: Learning to Live Contentedly – Recognizing Reality (It Could Be Worse) … Relishing Life’s Gifts (Relationships) … Resting in God’s Providence … Recalling What You Have (Gratitude) … Renouncing Emotionalism … Remaining in Jesus … Remembering the Goal of Our Faith – Heaven Loosing oneself from Discontentment – Don’t Focus on Stuff ……

The Joy of Being Humble

KEY POINTS: The Negative Side of Pride … Pride Opposes God … Pride Devalues Others … Pride leads to arguments and quarrels … Pride Puffs Up & Leads to Self-Deception Developing a Heart of Humility … A Call to to Surrender … A Call to Service… A Call to Secrecy … A Call to Be…

Growing in Gratitude

KEY POINTS: The Bounty & Blessing of God’s Goodness The Biblical Command to Be Thankful The Behaviors Behind Ingratitude – Entitlement Thinking … Pity … Busyness … Discontentment The Beauty of Gratitude – Expressing Gratitude to God … Expressing Gratitude to Others The Benefits of Gratitude – Brings Humility … Brings Joy Positive Behaviors that…

The Joy of Being Connected

Key Points: Connection – We are wired for it but so lonely in the most connected society in History! How do we connect with each other? Love and Care for one another How do we connect with him? Trust and Follow Him Conclusion – Look up!

Having a Joyous Attitude

“Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side., working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up at any minute! Don’t fret or worry.…

Rejoicing in Freedom

KEY POINTS:  1.God is all About Freedom 2. Jesus Came to Restore Spiritual Freedom 3. Jesus’ Death Freed us so we can Serve God and Others 4. Jesus Freed us to Obey God 5. Jesus Freed us from the Devil’s Power 6. Jesus has Freed us so we can have a Vibrant Relationship with God 7. Jesus Freed us to Pursue…