11 – Generosity is JOY-FULL

10/28 Generosity is JOYFUL

What’s your outlook today?
Illustration – YouTube videos
Rainy days and Mondays….
Old Church Chior

Post -vacation let down?
Why? Cause?

2 kinds of days – about choices we make on those days…
Pre trip attitude
During trip attitude
Return trip

Is today JOY-FULL – a look at two different “days”

1. Exodus 31, 32:24
1st law, golden calf

2. Exodus 34-36:1-7
Tabernacle instructions
Response !!!!!

On the Local side….
What we’ve talked about…
Where we are….
Where we are headed?
HOW !?

Philippians 4:4
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Define joy

Chairo. – to rejoice
Eucharista – gratitude, thanksgiving
Charizomai – to give freely
Rom 8:32

Vs 6 anxious???
Familiar ring?

Matt 5
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Vs 12 “rejoice and rejoice”

Matt 6: ( what’s the key phrase )
Vs 25
Vs 28
Vs 31
Vs 34

Challenges to joy are:

God is looking for those who would represent him well – regardless the day….

2 Cor 9:6-7