This Sunday, we continued in the series Rediscover Christmas. Pastor Alicia delivered an uplifting message on joy that is boundless and uncontainable. We learn that Zechariah and Elizabeth remained faithful to God and kept hope alive despite being unable to have children. We learn that serving God can take the focus off our pain.
Focus Scriptures: Luke 1:5-25
Elizabeth experiences joy that is deep and contagious when God blesses her with a child, although she was advanced in years. Elizabeth’s story imparts the following lessons about joy:
- Joy overcomes shame. (Luke 1:25)
- Jesus is the source of our joy. (John 16:22; Nehemiah 8:10)
- Joy defies our circumstances. (James 1: 2-4)
- We can choose to have joy and rejoice. ( Philippians 4:4; Romans 12:12; Psalm 5:11)
Will you choose to have joy and rejoice despite your circumstances? Please share with us in the comments.