Joy, Of The Church
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In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
"What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints;
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."
And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;
Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,