'Joy' Tagged Posts

'Joy' Tagged Posts

Daily Advent Reading – December 24

Romans 1:1-7 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we received grace and apostleship to…

Daily Advent Reading – December 23

Isaiah 7:10-14  Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the Lord your God for a sign,whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.” Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also?Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will…

Daily Advent Reading – December 22

Luke 2:9-15 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…

Daily Advent Reading – December 21

Luke 1:26-37 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabrielto Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do…

Daily Advent Reading – December 20

Matthew 2:19-23 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod,…

Daily Advent Reading – December 19

Matthew 1:18-25 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him…

Advent Sunday Reading – Joy

JOY Being the bearer of good news is a wonderful thing. The message of Jesus’ birth and arrival was given to the angels to bring to Mary, Joseph, and others in the Christmas story. This message was and is one of indescribable joy. It was the fulfillment of a longing for restoration from the day Adam and Eve had sinned. Today, we are the heralds of this good news. It is a message that continues to go around the world…

Week 22 – Joy

What gives us true happiness and contentment in life? Key Idea: Despite my circumstances, I feel inner contentment and understand my purpose in life. This Week’s Questions: Why is it sometimes difficult for people who have plenty to be content? What action step can you take this week to increase the presence of joy in your daily life? Memorize the Key Verse: I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may…