3 - Joy

Series: Cultivating Christlikeness



September 6, 2021 | The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bailes

    Pope Francis once said, "A healthy Christian is a joyful Christian." For many people, however, this claim will sound either absurdly sentimental or woefully out of touch. How can Christians be a people of joy when their lives and their world are so frequently beset by tragedy and sorrow? In this session, we seek to learn the specific character of joy in the Bible and the ways we can cultivate that gladness.

    Series Information

    Let's look at the Apostle Paul's nine aspects of spiritual character in order to better understand what it means to be like Jesus, for the sake of the world.

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