Is My Joy Complete?

Finding Joy Sermon Series

October 7th, 2018

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost.

Reverend Dan is preaching.

John 15:9-17

No one can take your joy away…………….once it is complete.  I think that before our joy is complete we mistake our human emotions for joy.  We think that happiness is joy even though the two are completely different.  Happiness, like all human emotions, comes and goes. 

Why is it that I can be happy one moment and then someone cuts me off in traffic and all of a sudden that happiness then gets traded in for anger and fury?  Emotions and joy come from two completely different places. 

We cannot experience that joy until it is made complete.  Jesus in the Gospel of John helps us figure out how he is the one that makes it complete.