What is one idea that stood out to you when you watched the video on joy?
Read Psalm 16:8-11.
These verses demonstrate the response of God's people to being in His presence.
What are the writer's feelings?
What is so special about being with God that creates this kind of attitude in His people?
Review Luke 2:10-11.
The angels announced good news of great joy. This was due to the identity of the baby that had been born and was now present with them.
How do they identify this child in Luke 2:11, and why should that bring great joy?
(NOTE: The Bible often uses the word Christ as code for king.)
Read Acts 13:52 and Galatians 5:22.
When people trust Jesus as their savior and king, they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to live in them. Following the direction of God's Word and the Holy Spirit leads to certain attitudes.
During the Christmas season, how can we show that our joy comes not just from present circumstances, whether happy or not (2 Cor. 6:10), but from what we know God has done and what we believe He will do?
With our families? With our friends? On social media? (Yes, you should relate this to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other matters that you can't control.)
Do you know the joy that comes knowing Jesus as your savior and king? (Click here for a short video to explain salvation more.)
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