Joy

Philippians 2:18

Philippians 2:18

So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

After Thought

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

~ Henry Van Dyke

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Isaiah 51:11

Isaiah 51:11

Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

After Thought

Joy, gladness, thanksgiving, and the voice of song shall all break out where only sorrow has been. This is the promise God gives to those who have been held captive. It is as if the armies of joy, gladness, and thanksgiving had conquered the prison guards ...

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1 Corinthians 15:49

1 Corinthians 15:49

Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

After Thought

This dog is a humorous reminder that we all bear two images. The first is the obvious image of mankind that is temporal. The second is eternal. We carry in us the image of our Father in heaven.

~ Pastor Bob

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John 14:27

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

After Thought

Like this mighty Tiger wraps his paws around this man, Jesus wraps His eternal love, mercy, grace and kindness around all those who call on His mighty name! Regardless of our choices He never leaves us or forsakes us!

~ Pastor Leslie Becker

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Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

After Thought

Children are arrows shot beyond the horizon of your life. If aimed properly those arrows in your hand will never be arrows in your heart. Remember they are a blessing and not a burden.

~ Pastor Bob

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Malachi 4:2

Malachi 4:2

But for you who revere My name, the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings and you will go forth and skip like calves released from the stall and leap for joy.

After Thought

The Lord Jesus does not want us to waste time being bound up with the burdens of life. He takes great pleasure in seeing His children rejoice like these young calves bounding through His green pastures.

~ Pastor Leslie

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John 16:22

John 16:22

So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.

After Thought

The art of receiving someone back home is best modeled by the family dog. Love leads the way.

~ Pastor Bob

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Psalm 89:15-16

Psalm 89:15-16

15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. 16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, and by Your righteousness they are exalted.

After Thought

The call to worship brings joy to the hearts of believers and God gives them the ability to truly enjoy the life He has given them.

~ Pastor Bob

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Isaiah 49:9

Isaiah 49:9

Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.' Along the roads they will feed, and their pasture will be on all bare heights.

After Thought

We are called to be witnesses and to share the message of the Gospel wherever we go. It is good news of a great joy which is for all people. Simply put, through Christ there is a solution for all the pain and hurt the sins of mankind have caused.

~Pastor Bob

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