January 17, 2016 – Morning Worship

MondayLuke 1:46-47; 2:8-38 (esp. v. 10); Matthew 1:1-12; Isaiah 53:1-12

See how much joy there is in the Christmas story. Why is that? What is the application for you?

TuesdayLuke 2:10; Isaiah 2:1-5; 56:1-11; Zechariah 8:20-23; Mat- thew 28:18-20

Christ’s birth: “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” How should that affect our relationships with others?

WednesdayLuke 2:10; Psalm 9:14; 35:9; 43:4; 73:25-26; Romans 5:11; Philippians 3:1; 4:4

Our true joy is found in the Lord, God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! This is what is most important to understand as Christians. Why?

ThursdayLuke 2:10; Psalm 16; 21:6; 23; 84; Acts 5:40-42; Romans 8:28, 37-39

Joy, for the Christian, is always present. That is why Paul can say “rejoice in the Lord always.” Joy transcends our circumstances. Why is that? Is that your experience?

FridayMatthew 1:21; Luke 1:46-47; 2:11; Leviticus 16; Matthew 9:5-6; Romans 3:9-31

We also are joyful because of the glorious gospel, the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ through faith alone. Why does that lead to such joy?

SaturdayPsalm 36:7-9; 103; 116; Philippians 3:7-11

Would those around you say that you are a joyful Christian? Why or why not? What could you do to be more joyful?