Are You Sinning by Not Rejoicing?

“I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to “rejoice” as much as by anything else.”  C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain.

Very many Christians give the impression that God orders us to be miserable for him. Some even imply that the more miserable we are, the more holy we are.  This is a million miles away from the Bible’s frequent and repeated commands to us to be full of joy in the Lord.  Many church services are devoid of celebration.  But as Terry Virgo said, “The Gospel is the explanation for a celebrating community.”

Have you rejoiced lately?

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About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London which has sites in Enfield, Wood Green and Ilford. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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