A Joyful Existence - The Sandwich Mission

A Joyful Existence
Joy of Serving
in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced
that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any
powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 (Page 786)
The best news in the world is that there is no conflict between your greatest possible happiness and God’s
perfect holiness. Being satisfied with all that God is for you in Jesus magnifies him as the greatest treasure
and brings you more joy—eternal, infinite joy—than any other delight ever could.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 (Page 391)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (Page 796)
Joy of Forgiveness
Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this
means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Matthew 9:12-13 (Page 675)
'Who are you, Lord?' " 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied. 'Now get up and
stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what
you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from
the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place
among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' Acts 26:15-18 (Page 778)
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." Luke 5:20 (Page 715)
Joy and Truth of Eternal Life
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice
for our sins. I John 4:10 (Page 846)
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to
demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand
unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one
who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Romans 3:25-26 (Page 782)
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly
dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us. Romans 5:7-8 (Page 783)
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought
them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
Acts 16: 29-31 (Page 770)
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and
will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24 (Page 740)