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JOY: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Light Advent Candle:

  • HOPE Candle – Purple
  • LOVE Candle – Purple
  • JOY Candle – Pink

Scripture Reading:

“Glory to God in the highest, & on earth peace, good will toward men.” ~ Luke 2:14, KJV

Advent Hymn:


God, I thank you for sending your Son as my Savior. Words cannot express my gratitude. Help me to share your love and joy with those around me, so that they might see you through me. Amen.

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Are you contagious?

Laughter is contagious. So are yawns. Which do you spread?

As Christians we should be filled with joy. Why? Because Joy is one of the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). We should have JOY since God loves us. That alone should be enough. Yet, He did so much more. He sent his Son as our Savior. God has given us Mercy so that we do not need to bear the punishment of our sin. He has given us Eternal Life.

Love + Savior + Mercy + Eternal Life = Over-abundance of JOY

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.” ~ John 17:13, NIV

“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” ~ John 15:11, KJV

We should be shouting from the rooftops. Dancing in the streets. Singing through the world. We should be contagious.

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into a joyous song and sing praises.” ~ Psalm 98:4, ESV

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” ~ Psalm 118:24, KJV

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and out tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations,”The Lord has done great things for them.” ~ Psalm 126:2, ESV

When people look at you do they see the love of God? Do they see the peace & joy of security in God? Are you even filled with Joy?

Remember to praise God daily, not just during the Christmas season. Let the joy in Christ be shown to all the world around you. Become contagious.

“Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10, NIV

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