Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Luke 2:8–2:11, James 1:2–1:3, Romans 15:13, 2 John 1:12, John 16:22, Hebrews 12:2, Romans 14:17
A four-week series about joy...
Luke 2:8-11 NIV
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
James 1:2-3 NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Romans 15:13 NIV
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 John 1:12 NIV
12 I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
John 16:22 NIV
22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
Hebrews 12:2 NIV
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Romans 14:17 NIV
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Happiness vs. Joy
-Joy: A disposition of favor
-Happiness: Lucky or favored by fortune
The angels were announcing that Jesus brings a NEW OUTLOOK on life
JOY is a choice that Jesus is CHAMPION
1. Trade in HAPPINESS for JOY
2. Look to Jesus for your JOY
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