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Joy - 3rd Week of Advent


 

God’s Gift of Christmas – Joy  - Luke 2 – The Third Week of Advent

Sermon Notes on Website - www.mariettachurch.org

 

Sunday December 16th 2018 

 

Pastor Darren Smith

 

315-729-3203

315-217-1633

Email : uccmarietta@gmail.com

United Christian Church

2851 Sevier Road

Marietta – NY 13110

 

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Today’s Sermon Outline and Bulletin

 

Front Cover – John 3:16

 

His LOVE went on longing.

And His Love went on reaching…..

And the Word of the Father became

Mary’s Little Son.

And His Love Reached All the Way to Where I was

 

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

 

Inside Cover - Colossians 3:16 (NLT)

 

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

 

Call to Worship: Psalm 147:1-12

 

 

God’s Gift of Christmas – Peace - Luke 2

Luke 2:1-11 (NIV) - The Birth of Jesus

2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

 

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

 

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 

 

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

 

Sermon: The birth of Jesus Christ truly brings joy into the world because the promised savior has come. Let us rejoice in Jesus, knowing Him and the joy he gives.

3rd Week of Advent: Joy - Coming of Jesus Birth

 

1. The Good News of Joy

 

2. The Source of Joy

 

3. The Experience of Joy

 

 

Supporting Scripture

1 Peter 1:8

John 15:11

Philippians 4:4

Psalm 37:4

Psalm 51:12

James 1:2

Hebrews 12:1-2

Luke 10:20-21

 


O Come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

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