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Topic: Joy

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Fruit of the Spirit & the Spiritual Gifts: Why am I not experiencing the of fruit of the Spirit, particularly peace and joy? [Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Peter 1:4, I Corinthians 13, I Corinthians 12:31, I Peter 4:10-11].

Other Religions in Contrast to Christianity: Are there other religions that have the joy, the psalms, the benevolence, that the Christian faith has? [Romans 5:3].

Poor in Spirit, but Be Joyful: How do you align scripture's suggestion that there are those who are poor in spirit, but yet they are promised joy? [Philippians 4:4, Psalm 34:18].

Abundant Life: What did Jesus mean by "abundant life"? [John 10:10, Luke 12:15, Galatians 5:22-23].

Biblical Joy: How would you describe biblical joy ... is it a fact, feeling, emotion, and similar to happiness? [Acts 5:41].

Being like Christ: How are we to be "Christians" or like Christ, if there is "none like Jehovah"? [2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 5:1].

Peace: In Woodstock, was not there a similarity between its intent, and what Christ brings and what Christians are looking forward to? The ushering in of peace, joy, and love?

Nirvana: Have you found your nirvana?

Levels of Joy/Rewards in Heaven: Are the higher degrees of hierarchy in Heaven, greater rewards for some?

Rejoicing: What does it mean to rejoice? [Philippians 4:4]

Christian Having Joy, Peace & Love: They say you are supposed to have joy, peace & love all the time as a Christian, so I'm beginning to question my faith now.

Pray w/ out ceasing, Rejoicing: It seems to be a little difficult doing all these "dictates" of Christianity 24/7. How are you supposed to function to be able to do these, pray w/ out ceasing, always be rejoicing & so on? [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6]

Laughter is Medicine: Is there any verse in the Bible about Laughter being good for the soul? [Proverbs 17:2]
The Date During Noah's Flood: Could they keep track of the years back then? Do we know the date way back then?

The Book of Nehemiah & Joy: How do you apply "the Joy of Lord is my strength", we get strength from His joy? [Nehemiah 8:10]
Manasseh killed Isaiah: Is it true Manasseh killed Isaiah? [Isaiah 9:21, 2 Chronicles 33:13]
Not loving Jesus most: Where is it in the Bible where Jesus says if people love their mother or father more than Him, is not worthy of Him? [Matthew 10:34-38]

Feeling Saved: You don't always feel saved, you have ups & downs, but you still might be saved!
3 Views of Hell: What is your view of Hell, Traditional, Annihilationism, & Universal Reconciliationism?

Styles of Preachers: Some Pastors seem to have a different demeanor, temperament, attitude than others, some more positive than others. Your thoughts?

Rejoicing in Temptation/Tests: Should we be embracing what we are struggling w/ life, having temptations? We should just be rejoicing in them? [James 1]

The Joy of the Lord: Caller thinks we the Holy Spirit is the Joy of the Lord, that she's been experiencing the Holy Spirit like never before, so she thinks WE get are joyful in His strength.

The Joy of the Lord is our Strength: What IS the joy the Lord? Is it the joy we have because we know the Lord, or is the Lord's joy, because it says the "joy of the Lord"? [Nehemiah 8:10]

Hot or Cold Laodicea: Cold could represent something good as well as when its hot, like passionate for Christ?

Joy of the Lord: Joy of the Lord amidst turmoil.
Meteorology: Can people help support my short program for meteorology so I can make a living? I have to make more than my social security.

Take My Yoke upon you & Resting in Jesus: What does Jesus mean to take His Yoke & rest in Him? [Matthew 11:29-30]
Suffering: You said something profound once regarding suffering, that there's more of it than we can possibly know, but it's just that some of it gets sensationalized & some ignored.

Aggressive Driving & glorying in Justice: Is it okay to rejoice when you see someone who had been aggressively driving pulled over by a cop later on up the road?
Death of an Evil Leader: What about rejoicing over the death of someone who was evil?

Joy to the World & Lordship: If Jesus isn't already King, how can we tell people to obey Him right now then?

The Faith of George Mueller: Have you read of any of George Mueller of Bristol? People like him, & others, like A. W. Tozer, just seemed to have complete joy in their life, a genuine relationship with God. Not like modern people where a lot of Christians just want God to be their genie.

Patience: You seem to have a gift in Patience. Can you give me some advice on how to be patient?

Life after Divorce: There is hope even after a divorce that is inspired by your (former) spouse for no fault of your own. [Matthew 6:33]

Heaven & Earth & Angels shouting for Joy: What does it mean that when God finished created the Heaven & the Earth, the Angels shouted for joy? [Genesis 1-2, Job 38:7]

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