Hi, today the sermon was on joy. He kind of got the Gospel by bringing up John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
He did say something about Jesus dying and rising again. His main point was that we have joy when we live for Jesus, so we just change that to: We have joy in Jesus’ death and Resurrection. He could have said that Jesus gives us unspeakable joy: 1 Peter 1:8:
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,”
Jesus gives us joy by His Death and Resurrection!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland