Behold the God Who Inspires Unexpected Joy

December 12, 2021

Big Idea: Christmas reveals the God who inspires unexpected joy.


Question: What is one of the happiest memories you have?


“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” Luke 2:10


Joy from God is a deep and abiding recognition of God’s goodness and presence.


Joy from God comes in unexpected circumstances.


  • Myth #1: I’ll have a life of joy when this hard season is finally over.
    Paul: I am “…sorrowful, yet always rejoicing…” 2 Corinthians 6:10
    Matthew 5:11-12a
  • Myth #2: I’ll have a life of joy when I finally get what I want.
    Philippians 4:10-13


Joy is found by beholding God’s presence in your life.

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