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Joy, Unspeakable Joy!

Joy, Unspeakable Joy!
What a great day at Kerith yesterday - free gifts of the Emmanuel CD and the latest Link magazine.Wonderful to worship God together.
Great preach too from Ben Pocock.

Here's a few of the things that I made note of - I wonder what the Holy Spirit whispered to you?
What have you done that's fun, since yesterday?

Joy is not just being happy
Joy is sustainable and remains with us - its deeper and it's internal
The joy of The Lord is my strength - it's strong

"Joy unspeakable joy,
rises in my soul
Never let's me go"

"Don't take yourself too seriously!"
If we can't have fun in Church, where can we have fun?!

Joy is deep in us ..but it's there for overflowing into our lives and onto our faces.
Some Christians have buried joy alive.

"You don't stop having fun when you get old,
You get old when you stop having fun!"

You can listen again to yesterdays preach here
Go to the Kerith website to download Emmanuel, or pick up your free CD and Link magazine next time you come into Kerith - all great resources to help us stay close to Jesus this season.

Emmanuel - He Is With Us

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