The Reasons for Joy

December 12, 2021

Summary

Worship service featuring the sermon “The Reasons for Joy” given by Interim Pastor Rev. Johnny Richards; including scriptures from Luke 15:7, Philippians 1:3-5, 1 Peter 1:8-9; and music performed by music director Risa Poniros, pianist Cheryl Walker, and the choir with guest performer Beth McCollum on violin.

 

Third Sunday of Advent

One of the hardest things to do is be happy when things around you are difficult. However, are we called to happiness, or are we called to be joyful. The scripture tells us we are to “rejoice”, which would lead us to think we are called to joy. In our third Sunday of Advent message, pastor Johnny shares three things that we can all be joyful about during this Christmas season. Our scripture texts are Luke 15:7; Philippians 1:3-5 and 1 Peter 1:8-9.

 

Points to Remember:

  1. We can rejoice in His redemption for our sins
  2. We can rejoice in remembering those who helped us in the past
  3. We can rejoice in knowing God is in control

Bible References

  • Luke 15:7
  • Philippians 1:3 - 5
  • 1 Peter 1:8 - 9