22 Growing in Joy (Luke 2:8-11, 20 etc)

Sermon Outline

  1. Do you long for Joy? (Rom 15:13, John 15:11)
  2. The Source of Joy
    1. Joy and Happiness/gladness are often wrongly contrasted by many (Ps 14;7, Is 9:3, 1Chr 16:31)
    2. The source of Christian Joy (Luke 2:8-11, 20)
      1. First, Joy is for all people.
      2. Second, Joy is a message (Rom 10:15, Isa 52:7).
      3. Third, that message is about a person (Mt 1:21)
  3. Growing in Joy even when things are off
    1. Worship increases Joy (Lk 2:20)
    2. Share the Faith with unbelievers (Lk 15:7, 10)
    3. Disciple a younger believer (3Jn 4)
    4. Pray to see your Joy increase (Jn 16:24)
    5. Pursue Christ with reckless abandon (Mt 13:44)
  4. Conclusion

 

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