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Scripture:

  • 1 Peter 1:1-9
  • Galatians 4:4
  • Matthew 1:23
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • Acts 1:10-11
  • Luke 2:8-11
  • 1 Peter 1:17-19
  • Hebrews 9:22

What could give you more joy than to know that you have a righteous standing before God?

The joy of salvation begins with the work of God electing us to salvation before time began through the work of the Jesus and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit.

With such joy we can face trials with confidence because we know that they prove we have a genuine faith and that they will bring greater joy to Christ.  “The trials of life test our faith to prove its sincerity. A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted. A person who abandons his/her faith when the going gets tough is only proving that he/she really had no faith at all.”