December 12, 2021

“Jesus – Others – Yourself”

Passage: Psalm 30:1-5 and Luke 2:8-16

On this Third Sunday in Advent we will feel the JOY of the approaching Advent Season. A familiar acrostic for the word JOY is Jesus - first. Others - second. Yourself - last. Joy is certainly more than feeling happy. You can have tears and joy at the same time, tough times and joy at the same time, sad feeling and joy at the same time. The biblical joy has the feeling and security of a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus, not just a happy emotion. Happiness comes and goes - joy becomes part of who you are as a person. Knowledge of god is the key to rejoicing. Those who know God find it easy to rejoice; those with little knowledge of Him find it difficult to have joy.

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