Archive for July 30th, 2008


Today marks the beginning of a brief series on “Joy-Killers.” Joy is one of our core values, is commanded in the Scripture (Phil 4:4), is a result of walking close with Christ (Gal 5:13), is found in the presence of God (Psa 16:11), and is something that everybody in the world wants. Yet, so few people truly have lasting, steady joy that endures difficulty — even Christians. The question is, “Why?” That’s what I want to explore together.

I have some ideas, but I’d love to hear from you. In addition to what I’m planning, I’d love to take some of your ideas and run with them in a future post.

What do you think are things that kill people’s joy? (Leave a comment below)