8289 joy, of the church

8289 joy, of the church

The church is to rejoice in the salvation brought about by Jesus Christ’s faithful life and death, and by the power of his resurrection. Even in adversity, believers know the joy of Jesus Christ.

Joy at the coming of Jesus Christ

Lk 2:8-11 See also Jn 3:27-29; Jn 8:56

Joy as the hallmark of the kingdom of God

Gal 5:22 See also Mt 13:44; Lk 10:17-21; Lk 15:4-10 pp Mt 18:12-14; Jn 4:34-36; Jn 16:20-24; Jn 17:13; Ro 12:12; Ro 14:17-18; 1Th 5:16-18

Jesus Christ promises joy to his disciples Jn 15:9-11 See also Mt 5:11-12 pp Lk 6:22-23; Jn 16:20-24; Jn 17:13

Joy among believers Ac 2:46-47 See also Ac 15:1-3; Ro 15:31-32; 2Co 2:3; Php 2:17-18

Joy experienced in relationship with Jesus Christ

1Pe 1:8-9 See also Jn 15:7-11; Heb 12:22-24; Rev 19:7

Joy experienced through conversion Ac 16:33-34 See also Ac 8:38-39; Ro 5:11

Joy experienced even in adversity

Ac 5:41; 1Pe 4:12-13 See also Mt 5:11-12 pp Lk 6:22-23; 2Co 7:4; 2Co 8:1-2; 2Co 12:7-10; 2Co 13:9; Php 2:17-18; Col 1:24; 1Th 1:6; Heb 10:34; Jas 1:2-3; 1Pe 1:3-6

Joy experienced by the apostles

Joy because of the believers’faith and obedience Ro 16:19; 3Jn 3-4 See also 2Co 7:4; Php 1:23-26; Php 4:1; Col 2:5; 1Th 2:19-20; 1Th 3:9

Joy because of the believers’love and concern 2Co 7:7 See also 2Co 7:12-13; Php 2:1-2 the Philippians’love for one another; Phm 7

Joy because of the believers’partnership in the gospel Php 1:4-6

See also

2375kingdom of God
3020Holy Spirit, joy of
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5560suffering
6716reconciliation
7020church, the
8102abiding in Christ
8248faithfulness
8794persecution

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