The Light of Joy      Finding Joy in the Message of HopeHow Light Entered the Mundane and Brought Joy
Luke 2:8        And in the same region there wereshepherds out in the field, keeping watch over            their flock by ...
Then There WasLight
How the Message of Light Created Joy   Luke 2:9         And an angel of the Lord appeared tothem, and the glory of the Lor...
How the Message of Light Created JoyLuke 2:10 And           the angel said to them, “Fear not, forbehold, I bring you good...
How the Message of Light Created JoyLuke 2:11 For           unto you is born this day in the city of      David a Savior, ...
How the Message of Light Created Joy Luke 2:12         And this will be a sign for you: you will    find a baby wrapped in...
How the Message of Light Created Joy   Luke 2:13 And              suddenly there was with the   angel a multitude of the h...
The Song of BattleLuke 2:14 “Glory            to God in the highest, and on earthpeace among those with whom he is pleased...
Darkness Returned but            the Light Remained    The Shepherds Acted on the Information    They Found the Manger and...
Truth about Joy   Joy is an Elation Based in Hope        Joy is Rooted in Truth       Joy is Disciplined Praise Joy is not...
Randy Alcorn said, “Gratitude never comes from  avoiding difficulty, but from finding yourself sustained through it. The d...
Charles Spurgeon said, “Never neglect yourspiritual meals, or you will lack stamina and yourspirits will sink. Live on the...
The Light of Joy      Finding Joy in the Message of HopeHow Light Entered the Mundane and Brought Joy
Light of Joy - Advent Week 3
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Light of Joy - Advent Week 3

  1. 1. The Light of Joy Finding Joy in the Message of HopeHow Light Entered the Mundane and Brought Joy
  2. 2. Luke 2:8 And in the same region there wereshepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.The Setting: Bethlehem, City of David, Work, Night, Darkness, Fatigue, Anxiety, Sin, 400 Years of Silence
  3. 3. Then There WasLight
  4. 4. How the Message of Light Created Joy Luke 2:9 And an angel of the Lord appeared tothem, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. Angel of the Lord – Silence was broken Glory of the Lord – Faith became sight They were filled – Minds were overcome Great Fear – Hearts were awakened
  5. 5. How the Message of Light Created JoyLuke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, forbehold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Fear not – God’s love removed fear Good news – God’s love spoke hope Great joy – God’s love brought joy All people – God’s love was limitless
  6. 6. How the Message of Light Created JoyLuke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Savior – God’s Anointed Deliverer Unto You is born – Savior was Personal Born this Day – Savior was Immediate City of David – Savior was Prophetic Christ – Savior was The Anointed The Lord – Savior was Above All
  7. 7. How the Message of Light Created Joy Luke 2:12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. A Baby – Savior was HumanSwaddling Cloths – Savior was wrapped in Death Lying in a Manger – Savior was Humble
  8. 8. How the Message of Light Created Joy Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying…A Multitude – Savior caused Heaven to Rejoice Praising God – Savior invoked Praise to God
  9. 9. The Song of BattleLuke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earthpeace among those with whom he is pleased!”This song is a defiant shout against all corruptingdarkness that caused God’s Glory to dim and His creation to die in His wrath. Light Restored God’s Joy
  10. 10. Darkness Returned but the Light Remained The Shepherds Acted on the Information They Found the Manger and Worshipped Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifyingand praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.Their Situation Stayed the Same – But Their Lives Changed Because of the Message of Light
  11. 11. Truth about Joy Joy is an Elation Based in Hope Joy is Rooted in Truth Joy is Disciplined Praise Joy is not Rooted in Circumstances –Instead it is Rooted in God’s Provision
  12. 12. Randy Alcorn said, “Gratitude never comes from avoiding difficulty, but from finding yourself sustained through it. The degree of joy rises to the degree of gratitude, and the level ofgratitude corresponds to the level of God’s grace experienced in our suffering. God’s sustainingprovidence brings relief, even when life becomes unspeakably difficult.” http://www.epm.org/blog/2011/Jan/3/sustained-through-gratitude
  13. 13. Charles Spurgeon said, “Never neglect yourspiritual meals, or you will lack stamina and yourspirits will sink. Live on the substantial doctrinesof grace, and you will outlive and out-work those who delight in the pastry and syllabubs of ‘modern thought’.” A Marvelous Ministry, pp. 46-47.; http://www.founders.org/journal/fj23/article1.html
  14. 14. The Light of Joy Finding Joy in the Message of HopeHow Light Entered the Mundane and Brought Joy

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