Grace = JOY

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This series teaching is all about Grace. 


The word for Grace in the original Greek New Testament is the Greek Word “Charis” – which means literally JOY INSIDE YOU!

In these three sermons you will learn how to live in Grace / Joy, how to be led by Grace/Joy and how very different Joy is from Pleasure.


I Cor. 14
Grace = JOY pt 1 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. Approach the Throne of CONTINUAL explosive “Rivers of Joy” ~ THIS IS GRACE!

  2. Scripture comes alive when Grace is accurately defined

  3. Only Jesus can give us intoxicating “Rivers of Joy” exploding within us

  4. The moment we lose our Joy we have focused on works

  5. Gain knowledge of how to pray & edify others when it seems hopeless

  6. Evidence of a “Joy Addict” is God revealed within us - get plugged in!

  7. Walking in the fullness of His Spirit is delightful Oneness with our Creator - this is the real me!

  8. Only Father God can change our heart through His Word, His Grace and His Spirit

  9. It’s OK to ask Jesus to help you fall in love with Him more, and more, and more!

  10. STOP driving so hard - walk in the “Rivers of Joy” and align your passions with God

  11. Proverbs 21:20 In the house of the wise are reservoirs of choice food and oil but a foolish man devours all he has.

I Cor. 14
Grace = JOY pt 2 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. Is it you giving yourself to another or is it God who is giving?

  2. Complete your destiny by being an extension of who you were created to be

  3. Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart, for out of your heart flows the wellsprings of life.

  4. Honor your cultural heritage according to the Word of God

  5. Learn the characteristics of a good Servant and a high-quality Teacher

  6. The combination of Passion and Pride mislead and cause many to stumble

  7. Five Traits for healthy producing Servants:

  8. Full time Servants serve wisely

    1. Walk in the Spirit with confidence without feeling responsible for everyone

    2. Established Structures have strong “Word”, community and people getting saved

    3. Restful and joyful margins in our life produce fruitful Servants.

    4. Trust is a gift earned.

  9. Good shepherds ensure their sheep to lie down in green pasture and beside still waters

    1. “still waters” run deep

  10. Appreciate the difference in Joy vs. Pleasure

  11. Misunderstanding vs. Conflict = Temper 

I Cor. 14
Grace = JOY pt 3 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Passions are imprinted upon us to have eternal life of Joy, Peace, Purpose and Worth

  2. You are worthy because God has Great Worth and you are created in His Image!

  3. Intoxicating addictive explosion of eternal joy comes with making a difference!

  4. Learn the distinction between tools and passions

  5. Manipulating can be disguised as serving

  6. Serve only those who are willing to change

  7. Discover the freedom of an all-in, full time Servant

  8. Serving by God’s standard is non-negotiable

  9. Be willing to endure the initiation of becoming a seasoned Servant

  10. Give everything only to Jesus - pray and serve others as you would serve our Lord

  11. Serve the King first and you will serve others by the overflow of your heart

  12. Serving God casts out all fear

  13. Hear the joyful song inside of you and receive your blessings - even the Covenant Ring