Joy To The World! * Pastor Jerry Ghirardo * 12/16/2018

Joy To The World!

Luke 2:8-14

December 16, 2018

  1. The birth of Jesus Christ brought great JOY to the whole world.

    Isaiah 9:3 - “You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy!”

    Song lyrics - “Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”

    Luke 2:10 - “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

    Song lyrics - “Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her king!”

    Matthew 2:10 - When the Magi saw the star, they were filled with joy!

    Song Lyrics - “Oh, star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, Westward

    leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.”

    Luke 1:46 - “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’”

  2. It’s not our circumstances but CHRIST himself who is the source of true joy!

    Philippians 4:4 - “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice!”

    1 Peter 1:8-9 - “You are extremely happy with joy and praise that can hardly be expressed…as you obtain the salvation that is the goal of your faith.”

    Psalm 16:11 - “You will fill me with joy when I am with You.”

    John 5:9-12 - “Just as the Father has loved me, I have loved you. Now remain in my love…I have told you this so that my joy will be in you. I also want your joy to be complete. Here is my command. Love each other, just as I have loved you.”

  3. Thanks to Jesus, we can REJOICE in Him in all things!

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

    Psalm 47:1 - “Clap your hands and shout to God with cries of joy.”

    2 Corinthians 7:4 - “In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.”

    Romans 5:13 - “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.”