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FINDING JOY and DELIGHT IN THE LORD

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When you hear the words “joy” or “delight”, what images come to your mind?  Perhaps you remember a very special celebration or reunion.  Maybe it is visualizing a stroll along the ocean front with a good friend or relaxing for a few minutes in a hot tub. It could be that you loved an idea that an acquaintance gave to you and told him/her that you were delighted to hear it.  At this challenging time in our world, however, it seems that all of us are learning to find our satisfaction and pleasure in much simpler things at home than we normally did in the past.  Instead of a fine meal in a restaurant, we are finding that having enough groceries in our house is satisfying.  In place of going here and there whenever and wherever we wish, a short walk in a safe area can bring us a sense of joy or pleasure.

It is a very opportune time for all of us to examine where our sources of comfort and joy are found.  Do they exist in our creature comforts or in the One who gives us all things to enjoy?  Is your greatest pleasure found in your material and financial security or in a Savior who has promised to supply all of your needs.  When anxiety and disappointment start to creep into the edges of your mind, where do you find solace and contentment?

You are invited to join us as we explore the Bible and discover various ideas that we can incorporate in our lives to help us “find joy and delight (satisfaction, pleasure, contentment) in the Lord”.  After all, His promise to us is to satisfy our heart’s desires if we find Him to be the most admirable and worthy object of our focus and longings.  That is a promise worth investigating, don’t you agree?

PORTRAITS of JESUS

Discovering how Jesus described Himself in the Gospel of John To View or Print Study Guides Did you know that there are many ways to have a portrait made?  Most often we think of a painting or a photograph that captures a very close likeness of an individual.  Usually, a portrait features simply the face…Continue Reading

“I LOVE YOU, O LORD”

A study based on David’s Song of Praise and Trust – Psalm 18 To View or Print Study Guides “I LOVE YOU, O LORD” If someone asked you to list ten or more reasons why you love God, how would you respond? Why don’t you try it? Then you’ll have your answer ready just in…Continue Reading

I’M PRAYING FOR YOU

What do the New Testament Epistles Teach about Prayer?

Before you actually decide to do this particular Bible study you might want to think about it carefully! It has the potential to be very encouraging and comforting, but it could also be quite convicting and challenging. In either case, if it is taken seriously, then it will be life changing. You just might find that God will touch your heart and teach you more than you even imagined about how much He desires to have you, His beloved child, choose to spend time in His presence.
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FINDING DELIGHT IN THE LORD

TO VIEW OR PRINT STUDY GUIDES When you hear the word “delight” or “delightful”, what images come to your mind?  Perhaps you see a tea party or a particularly happy event.  Maybe it is visualizing a stroll along the ocean front with a good friend or relaxing for a few minutes in a hot tub. …Continue Reading

FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY

Meeting Jesus through His story in the Gospel of Luke To View or Print Study Guides Have you ever said to someone, “I would really like to get to know you”?  What would be some of the reasons that would make you feel that way about another person?  What are the ingredients that are intrinsic…Continue Reading

GOD’S PROMISES – THEN and NOW

11 Discovery Lessons Based on the Book of Isaiah To View or Print How often do you use the words “always” and “never”?  They are words that make a big impact when you hear them and often we use them for emphasis and clarity, but rarely can we be sure that they represent the truth. …Continue Reading

THERE’S HOPE FOR YOU!

Discovering New Testament HOPE To View or Print It has been said that “we can live 40 days without food, 8 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope.”   What is it about hope that makes it so essential to our lives?  Surely it is not simply the capacity…Continue Reading

DID YOU HEAR WHAT JESUS SAID?

An opportunity to focus on what Jesus had to say as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel – To View or Print Study Guides Would you agree that words are “singularly the most powerful force available to humanity”? What a person says, along with how it is said, can heal or hurt, can build up or destroy,…Continue Reading