FAITH OVER FEAR, CHRISTMAS


 

THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS, IN A TIME OF CHANGE

December 19, 2021

Pastor Bill Stevenson and Brother Justin Mosher

 

  1. JOY IS A ______________

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)

 

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

1 Peter 1:8 (NIV)

 

  1. GOOD NEWS TRAVELS _____________ 

 

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’” Luke 2:8-12 (NIV)

 

 

  1. JOY...______________

 

Rejoice always.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)

 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

James 1:2 (NIV)

 

“…Because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.” Acts 5:41 (NIV)

 

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)

 

  1. THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER IS CAUSE FOR ________________________

 

J______________ ALL REGRETS ABOUT MY PAST

O__________ ALL WORRIES ABOUT THE FUTURE

Y__________ TO GOD’S PROMISES

 

Give yourselves completely to God…your whole body…to do what is right for the glory of God.” Romans 6:13 (NLT)

 

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