Joy – Week 2

Joy of the Lord!

“Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8.10 (NASB)

We take joy in knowing the Lord and He and his angels take joy when a sinner repents. Learn more about this joy as explained in the video below!


Memory Verse:

I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

LUKE 15:7 (NASB)

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family activities after watching the video:

1) Read/Review Luke 15.1-15.10 (NASB)

2) Family Time.

  • Discussion. Can you remember the difference between happiness and joy? Talk about it. Have you ever had something really precious that you lost and later found? Did that bring you joy? How do you think that would compare with one lost soul and how Jesus and all the angels in heaven would rejoice? In today’s video, Miss Merrilee challenged you to share an activity of joy, either through a video or picture and send it in to Pastor Shaun. Try it! Here are a couple of other suggested activities:
  • Activity. 1)Using a popsicle stick and cotton balls, make “sheep.”  Take turns hiding them from each other, finding them and then doing a happy dance together. 2) Tape a penny on the bottom of your shoe. Have the whole family begin looking for the penny. Be dramatic and silly looking everywhere. Turn pockets inside out. Look through everyone’s hair. Have everyone take off shoes and look inside. As you take off your shoes, hold it up so they will see the penny on the bottom. Do a happy dance together. 3)  Put several coins under a sheet of paper and color over them. Talk about the memory verse together.
  • Pray together as a family. Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

3) Activities.

  • Draw a picture about today’s lesson, or color the printable coloring sheet (see below), take a picture and send it to Pastor Shaun or send it to so that it can be shared in next week’s video.
  • Scroll down to the music videos and sing along.
  • Have fun using the activities below.

Special Message

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Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this Joyful-Angel coloring sheet. Just for fun, add more angels, clouds, or whatever you like! As you color, think of how you can experience God’s joy in your life!

Crossword Puzzle

Test your knowledge of God’s joy as described in Luke 15.

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Word Search

Download and print out this fun word search. See if you can find key words about joy!

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This week’s music videos!