16th December 2018 – Searching for joy.

December 13, 2018 Pastor Matt Bishop

This week we continue with our Advent themes looking at the biblical theme of joy. As we will hear today, St Paul says: ‘Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phil 4:4) I wonder how that is possible?  Then I remember that I think I’m only asking that because I’ve not stopped to remember what God has done for me and what my real identity is.  Therefore today we look at Godly joy and will receive our share as God’s Holy Spirit ministers to us. In advance, a look at Zephaniah 3:14-20, Hebrews 12:1-3, Luke 1:26-38 and Philippians 4:4-7 will prepare you well.