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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Joy Has Nothing To Do With Circumstances

Notes: Joy Has Nothing To Do With Circumstances
Pastor Levi Lusko
Proverbs 15: 15-17
June 17, 2018
Harvest OC
Fathers Day!
Eli’s first church service

1. The is a joy that has nothing to do with circumstances.

Proverbs 15:15 NLT
[15] For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

When we focus on a love for God and a love for people, it can make a feast out of any circumstances.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 NLT
[17] Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, [18] yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

When we find our worth in God, He unlocks a joy inside us that will always let us find a blessing.

Acts 16:25 NLT
[25] Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.

Paul and Silas had the ability to find joy even in prison.

2. There is a peace that can’t be purchased.

What is spent on your family, is not as important as what surrounds your family.

Even if you have the fatted calf, you may not be there to enjoy it.

Proverbs 17:1 NLT
[1] Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting-and conflict.

3. There is a power worth fighting for.

The best thing you can do is have your children see you.

Pastor Greg gives us a great example.

Proverbs 20:7 NLT
[7] The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.

Fight for the power for integrity and example.

4. There is a hope that can not be overcome

We are not only teaching our kids how to live, but how to die.

Luke 23:46 NLT
[46] Then Jesus shouted, "Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!" And with those words he breathed his last.

That during Jesus’ time was a common bedtime prayer.

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