Psalm 16:11; Romans 5:1-2; 14:17; 15:13; 1 Peter 1:8-9
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
True joy can only come from knowing Christ. Any other joy is not eternal and does not really bring peace. The parables of the hidden treasure and the valuable pearl teach us that true treasure is found in the kingdom of Heaven. Only there can we truly be satisfied.
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: