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Advent- Joy

BIG IDEA- Jesus Came to Bring YOU Great JOY

Luke 2:10-12 (NIV)

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

1. The Highest Joy Can Be Found in the Lowest Places

Luke 2:6-7 (NASB)

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (kataluma).

Luke 10:34 (NLT)

“Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn (pandocheîon), where he took care of him.”

Luke 22:11-12 (NIV)

“The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room (kataluma), where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

Luke 2:6-7 (NIV)

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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 (kataluma) available for them.”

Luke 2:19-20 (NASB)

“But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.”


1. WATCH "The Chosen" episode based on Luke 2 and the shepherds in the field at night who encountered angels filling the sky proclaiming the birth of Jesus the Messiah. Appox 20 mins

2.  KNOW that in the middle of your lowest moments Jesus will meet you there and help you experience joy

3.  READ The Christmas Story, Luke 1-2, this Christmas Season to remind yourself how God came to us. The Highest to the lowest.