December 18, 2011

Joy - Joy To The World

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Unveiling Advent Topic: Topical Passage: Luke 2:8–2:10

Advent Virtues

Joy is not is unusual and surprising


JOY - Joy to the world

* In the beginning was Watts


* Joy to the World


Great Joy for All the People

Luke 2:8-10


* The Lord is Come


* Let Earth Receive Her King


Psalm 98:4-6


* No More Sins and Sorrows


Psalm 98:7-9; Revelation 22:1-5


Peace with God, being loved by God and having hope arise from faith in God leads us into an inexpressible joy...


Strength and Joy

Nehemiah 8



Community Meditation

Growing In Knowledge

* Read together Romans 12:9-21 and work on the following questions together.

 – How do you respond to others when they seem to be very joyful and you are just bummed out?

– If someone is struggling with deep sadness, how can you serve them? What is NOT helpful in these times?


Feeling Life Deeply

* How does joy express itself through your personality? Is it loud? Quiet and peaceful?

* Share a time when you sensed “the joy of the Lord” being your strength?


Living  With Courage

* Read the story of the ancient revival in Nehemiah 8:1-12.  Why were the people so broken? What were they reminded of that day? Discuss why joy must arise out of seeking God and not simply seeking joy.





other sermons in this series

Dec 25


Christ - Go Tell It On The Mountain

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Passage: Matthew 10:26–10:33 Series: Unveiling Advent

Dec 11


Dec 4


Love - O Holy Night

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Passage: John 13:31–13:35 Series: Unveiling Advent