Each year, we share on Vision Sunday what we believe God is calling us to as a church in the year ahead — a moment to pause, follow His leading, and focus in on a particular aspect of what it means that Jesus changes everything.
This year, we believe that God is calling us to be a people who know the deep, sustaining joy of the Lord as we live together as a community. You can listen again to Adrian’s Vision Sunday message using the Soundcloud player below, or catch up with the whole service video here.
To encourage us in how we discover joy this year, we’ve put together a list of Bible Verses for you to explore that draw out different aspects of joy over the course of this year, centred on the themes of Receiving, Living and Bringing joy. You can find those verses below, or download an image to print off as a pdf here or Easy Print version here.
Joy of Jesus: John 15:11, 17:13
Spirit: Galatians 5:22, 1 Thessalonians 1:6, Romans 15:13
Bible: Psalm 19:8, 119:111
LIVING WITH JOY
Sustained: Jude 1:24
Salvation: 1 Peter 1:8, Isaiah 12:3
Provision: Ecclesiastes 8:15
Strength: Nehemiah 8:10
Singing: Psalm 47:1, 66:1, 67:4, 100:1
Suffering & Restoration: Psalm 30:11, 126:5–6, Isaiah 61:3–7
Hope: Romans 12:12, Isaiah 51:11
Revealing Jesus: Acts 8:5–8, 15:3
Peace: Proverbs 12:20
Words: Proverbs 15:23
Justice: Proverbs 21:15
Generosity: 2 Corinthians 8:2
Togetherness: Philippians 1: 4, 2 Timothy 1:4,
2 John 1:4, 3 John 1:3