Information Regarding the Joy of the Lord

  • Christianity is based upon historical fact as known through the Bible. Therefore the foundation of our life is found in objective truth.
  • Christianity is also experiential. To be a Christian means, in part, that we are called into a life of fellowship with God (I Corinthians 1:9), knowing the love of God (Ephesians 3:16-20), and experiencing the joy of the Lord (Gal. 5:22,23), all in a growing pattern of life (I Peter 2:2).
  • The experiential areas of Biblical Christianity are even more difficult to learn than the doctrinal. There are a number of reasons for this -- namely, the resistance of Satan, our natural lethargy, poor models, as well as the thought and emotional patterns that have controlled our life for many years.