Sermon illustrations: Joy

Despair Is Contagious

There was a fellow who was about to jump from a bridge. An alert police officer slowly and...

God Rewards His Servants

Billy Bray was a Cornish miner who accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in 1823 at the age of 29....

The Charlie Brown Complex

In a Charlie Brown Christmas Charlie Brown was having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit so...

The Joy of the Lord Is Better Than the Pleasures of Sin

A Russian countess accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and was open about her testimony. The...

The Weapon of Joy

Massena, one of Napoleon’s generals, suddenly appeared with eighteen thousand men before an...

Charles Spurgeon on Joy

“There is a marvelous medicinal power in joy. Most medicines are distasteful; but this, which is...

Work and Success Do Not Buy Happiness

Rick Chollet was a financially successful entrepreneur until March 18, 1991. He had even been the...

Faith to Trust God During Trials

A young woman named Anne Steele had encountered one trial and disappointment after another. Her...

Where Is Joy Found?

Not in unbelief, Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: “I wish I had never...

Joy Is Not Found in Money

“Researchers have found almost no correlation between income levels and happiness. Between 1957 and...

Two Husbands

The story is told about two wives who were doing their laundry in a laundry mat. They were both...

Giving Cheerfully

A mother gave her little girl a quarter and a dollar before church, “Put whichever one you want in...

Your Attitude Makes a Difference

Norman Cousins was hospitalized with a rare, crippling form of arthritis. When he was diagnosed as...

Chapman's Burden

One morning R.C. Chapman, a devout Christian, was asked how he was feeling. “I'm burdened this...

What the Wealthy Say About Success

“I am the most miserable man on earth.”—John Jacob Astor, America’s first multimillionaire and...

Finish Well

In 1973, a horse named Secretariat became a legend in his time. Not only did Secretariat win the...

Joy of Giving

"The happiest people on earth are the people who have discovered the joy of giving."—Unknown

Joy Is Found in Jesus

“There is more joy in Jesus in 24 hours than there is in the world in 365 days. I have tried them...

Flag of Joy

"Joy is the flag which is flown from the castle of the heart when the King is in residence there."—...

Revival Joy

"A genuine revival without joy in the Lord is as impossible as spring without flowers, or daydawn...

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