Can I Have Joy in My Life?
Book 12, Crucial Questions Series
R. C. Sproul
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Joy is a popular topic in Western culture today. Books explain how to find joy in a wide variety of activities. We speak of “joyous” occasions such as weddings and births. We sing about “Joy to the World” at Christmas. “Joy” remains a popular name for girls. But given the extent to which joy seems to be on our minds, few people seem to have it or even know what it is. In this Crucial Questions booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul cuts through the confusion surrounding this popular but misunderstood attribute, showing the one sure path to deep, lasting joy—a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. By abiding in Christ, Dr. Sproul shows, we may experience fullness of joy—a joy that transcends unhappy circumstances and even permits us to rejoice with others because of the blessed hope Christ provides.
Yes, I Can Have Joy
I can always count on R. C. for biblical teaching communicated in a way that is easily understood. I am so thankful for his teaching ministry, and this book reminds me of the deceitfulness of sinful pleasures, and the true joy that is only found in Christ. I appreciated the distinction he made between pleasure and joy. We all desire pleasure, and sin does bring pleasure, but we are left joyless because this is only found as we follow Jesus. I also appreciated the acronym to joy - Jesus, Others, Yourself - as a desire for joy so easily begins with a focus on ourselves, yet it can only be had with right priorities that begin with Jesus. This book was a refreshing reminder filled with wonderful illustrations, and it was convicting yet ultimately encouraging that joy can be mine in any and every circumstance of life.
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- Category: Christianity
- Published: Nov 01, 2012
- Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
- Seller: Ingram DV LLC
- Print Length: 51 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 12, Crucial Questions Series