2 Tim 3:16                   Romans 15:4             Luke 8:18              John 6:29                    Mark 12:29-31 Titus 3:3-5                 1 Cor 1:30                  Eph 6:17                Lam 3:21                  1 Peter 1:13        2 Tim 1:9                     Romans 7:6              2 Tim 1:7               2 Peter 3:18


JOY:      The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune

Jesus teaching:

John 15:5-12  I am the vine, and you are the branches. ….I have told you these things so that you         can have the same joy I have…. This is my command:   Love each other as I have loved you.

Gal 5:22-26 the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, ….We get our new life from the Spirit

                      Romans 7:6 … So now we serve God in a new way with the Spirit…..

Luke 6:22-23  People will hate you… because you follow the Lord.     Be full of joy at that time…

Phil 3:1  …be full of joy in the Lord.    3    ..our pride is in Christ Jesus.    We do not put trust in ourselves or anything we can do.       (1 Cor 1:31)

Phil 4:4  Be full of joy in the Lord always.   … be full of joy.

James 1:2-5  when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy.… ask for wisdom

                                   Romans 5:3-6                     1 Peter 4:12-16  

1 Peter 1:8-9 … So you are filled with a joy that cannot be explained….

1 John 1:4  (nlt)  We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.   

Jude 24-25  God is strong and can help you not to fall… and can give you great joy.

FAITH:  Hebrews 11:1  … being sure of things we hope for and knowing something is real even if we do not see it.    ( Hebrews 11:6  “ And without faith it is impossible to please GOD,….)


Proverbs 1:7  Knowledge begins with respect for the LORD… (nlt,niv)

Ecc 2:26    To the man who pleases him,  God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness…

Isa 33:6 (niv) He (God) will be the sure foundation…  a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;    the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

Romans 4:25 “Jesus was given to die for our sins, and was raised from the dead to make us right with God.”  

John 3:18   Jesus speaking:    “People who believe in God’s Son are not judged guilty.”      

Heb 7:24-25(niv)   because Jesus lives forever,  ...he is able to save completely those who come to God through him,  because he always lives to intercede for them. 

2 Cor 1:20-22  The YES to all of God’s promises is in Christ.… he put his Spirit in our hearts to be a guarantee for all he has promised.