John 15:7-11

On the first day of 2017, I want to wish you happiness.  You are entitled to it.  Don’t take my word for it.  listen to Jesus: “I have said these things to you so that my joymay be in you and that your joy may be complete.”  That is the wish of Jesus for you on new Year’s Day.  We will look at some questions about this thing we call joy.  First: What is this joy? Second: What right do we have to this joy? Third: Is joy appropriate in our kind of world? Fourth: Can joy be compatible with pain?