The world as we know only too well, have a counterfeit joy called happiness, which of course is purely circumstantial and contingent upon events. Christ’s joy, on the other hand, is not mere happiness per se, but a far deeper depth of treasure unmined by this passing world. One man put it this way; “Joy is the deep-down sense of well-being that abides in the heart of the person who knows all is well between himself and the Lord”. There’s no way of getting around this fact; joy comes to the believer as a direct consequence of a conscious union between God and men, through the person of Jesus Christ. Circumstances come and go like the wind, but Christ abiding in the hearts of His people by the indwelling Holy Spirit is a fixed constant that is not subject to change!
In this sermon, we shall learn the secret of Christian joy and how this joy might remain in us.