God Is Joy And Our Joy Is Found In Him Alone

Big Truth:

God Is Joy And Our Joy Is Found In Him Alone

Psalm 16:11; Romans 5:1-2; 14:17; 15:13; 1 Peter 1:8-9

Bible Verse:

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be full.

John 15:11

Big Ideas:

  • God is the giver of every good and joyful gift.
  • True joy is only found in God.
  • Joy in the Lord produces joyful obedience.

Bible Story:

Matthew 13:44-46; John 15:11

The world offers us many things that seem to bring joy, but nothing brings true joy like what God offers us through His Son, Jesus. This truth is revealed in the story of the man finding a priceless treasure in a field and selling everything he has to buy the field and the merchant discovering a priceless pearl and giving everything he has to keep the pearl. God’s kingdom is our priceless treasure. It is worth everything we have.


God Is Joy – God Gives Faith

God Himself is joy. Joy is not just an attribute of God. All joy is found in Him. Psalm 16:11 says, “In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” We were created to delight and find joy in God. There is always more about God to know, see, experience, and love than we could ever imagine. Sin separated us from God and also from the joy that comes from knowing Him. In the midst of that, God gives us faith to restore our relationship with Him and to know Him again. Not only is God the truest source of joy, but He gives us faith so we can have access to that joy.

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Every child should know:

  • Joy is found in the presence of God
  • Faith is a gift from God to hope and trust in Him

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Every child should be able to:

  • Memorize John 3:16
  • Recognize things that make them happy, but talk about God as the source of joy

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Every child should feel:

  • The difference between a temporary happiness and a lasting joy

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Every child should want:

  • To one day have faith in Jesus to save them from their sins
  • To experience true joy in Christ alone