Real Joy

June 2, 2024 | Part 2

Today, we learn how to find joy in our struggles, and how authentic faith is mature when joy can be found.

“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.”

James 2:26 (ESV)

SCRIPTURE: James 1:2-4,12 (ESV)

  1. Joy is a Choice
  2. Joy is Cultivated / Developed
  3. Mature Joy is Life-Sustaining

Three Closing Questions:

– Are you going through a tough trial right now?  We want to pray for you!

– Do you want more joy in your life?  Maybe you have to embrace the challenges that get you there!

– Will you choose to see the product of joy over the process you are in?

⬇️ More from this series

Authentic Faith Series

Join us at Ascend, for our summer 2024 series, “Authentic Faith,” from the book of James.

Living in this fallen world, as children of God we strive to live like Jesus did and follow his example. But how can we be sure that we’re living with true faith?

There is sometimes a discrepancy between the faith we have in our hearts and the way we live in our day-to-day lives. Today, we will discover the road to authentic faith through the life and ministry of the author of the book, Jesus’ little brother.

Through this summer series, we will learn to genuinely put our faith in action every day. We will explore different principles for living genuine faith. Practical insightful advice for everyday life.

Not Me | Part 1
May 26, 2024

Real Joy | Part 2
June 2, 2024

Honest to Goodness | Part 3
June 9, 2024

Totally True | Part 4
June 16, 2024

Sincere Love | Part 5
June 23, 2024

Genuine Faith | Part 6
June 30, 2024

Real Talk | Part 7
July 7, 2024

Humbly Wise | Part 8
July 14, 2024