1)Agree or disagree - "Happiness is attached to external
situations and events, and seems to ebb and flow as those
circumstances come and go. Joy seems to be constantly
tethered to our own hearts by spirit and gratitude." (Brene
2)John 16:22. "So you also have sorrow now, but I will see you
again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your
joy from you." (NIV)
a)what does this teach us about Jesus?
b)What does this teach us about us?
3)John 15:10-11. "If you obey my commands, you will remain
in my love, just as I have obeyed my Fathers commands and
remain in his love. I have told you that my joy may be in you
and that your joy made be made complete."
a)How does this help us understand Joy?
b)is joy an emotion or choice?
c)How does this passage help us?
"Joy or Happiness?" By Pastor Anne Robertson
"Anam Cara: Irish Proverbs" by John O'Donohue
"Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" by Nabeel Qureshi