The Surprising Power of Joy – Part 1

Nov 22, 2020


I believe we are in the middle of a divine invitation for the church to enter into greater measures of divine joy.

Paul writes in Romans 14 that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. As a third of the kingdom, joy can be overlooked and underestimated. Joy is more than an emotion, it is an attribute of God’s nature. With radical love and supernatural miracles, Jesus was the ultimate joy-carrier. We have been created and called to bring transformation to a broken world by releasing the kingdom of God: the righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
“Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans‬ ‭14:16-17‬ ‭ “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:9-11
The Surprising Power of Joy
When despair becomes the spirit of the age, and hopelessness breeds increasing chaos, how should Christians respond?   For dark times like these, God has given His children a sure anchor and a powerful weapon: Joy.   Pastor and worship leader, Roland Worton believes that God is inviting the Church to practice this fruit of the Spirit at an unparalleled level. In The Surprising Power of Joy, Worton teaches you how to walk in a contagious spirit of joy that releases Heaven’s atmosphere into your world.
  • Encounter the profound reality of God’s joy
  • Discover the powerful impact that joy can have on your everyday life
  • Release Kingdom joy to change atmospheres around you
  • Disable and disempower the spirits of despair and hopelessness
Witness the supernatural impact that walking in Spirit-empowered joy will have on your life, your family, and your world!
Roland Worton
Executive Pastor, Worship and Prayer
Roland joined the Sojourn Staff in 2003. He has a heart for the Body of Christ to engage with the sound of heaven and encounter God through worship. Roland and Shirin were born in England and ministered in several nations before moving to the United States. They have been married since 1996 and have two children.