Sermons on Misplaced Joy

Gladness For Sorrow

Americans have never been unhappier. A survey conducted in May of 2020 found that just 14% of American adults considered themselves “very happy”. This survey has been conducted since 1972. In the past 50 years the percentage of people who rated themselves “very happy” had never dropped below 29%. We all experience seasons of unhappiness. Stress can creep into our lives slowly, or broadside us like a freight train. We never want to minimize the challenges we face. This passage…

“Misplaced Joy” (Luke 10:17-20)

Misplaced Joy (Luke 10:17-20) Luke has been providing an orderly account of the life and ministry of Jesus to provide assurance to believers that what they had heard about Jesus was indeed true. Jesus had wrapped up an extended season of ministry in Galilee. Now he is beginning his journey toward Jerusalem knowing that his own death is fast approaching. This chapter began with Jesus appointing seventy-two disciples to go out into the cities in the surrounding region and deliver…