1 Peter 1:6-9
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations:…
I. THE CHRISTIAN'S REJOICING. Joy belongs to them, and it belongs to them only in this lower world. Joy is their duty, their privilege; joy is commanded, promised, insured: their joy is begun.
II. THE SOURCE OF THIS JOY. There is enough in Christ to relieve every want, to fulfil every hope, to surpass every wish.
III. THE MEDIUM OF THIS JOY.
1. Faith is the only medium of an acquaintance with Him.
2. Faith is the medium of all our intercourse with Him.
IV. THE INEXPRESSIBLENESS OF THIS JOY. Who can describe its sweetness, its efficiency?
V. THE EXCELLENCY OF THIS JOY.
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