We have this sense that God wants you to experience joy at a profoundly personal level. He wants to bring joy to your world, your life, to the people you love and care about. This can’t just be about the general “joy” of the season. It has to be felt and experienced on a personal level for it to impact our lives in a lasting way. Otherwise, we’ll pack up all of our goodwill, peace, love, hope, and joy when we put the Christmas stuff back in storage. The message of God becoming a man…the story of the incarnation…Christmas joy…is so real and so powerful…it has the potential to impact us far beyond December. It has the power to change us. In week one, we talked about Waiting in Joy. In week two, we talked about Receiving Joy. This week, we want to talk about Choosing Joy. To “take” something means you forcefully grab it. You make a choice. It’s intentional. You exert the effort. And to “take” something assumes it’s available for the taking. But to take joy? Really? Joy seems so intangible. So subjective. So fleeting. How do you lay your hands on joy? So, how do you Take Joy??
Christmas at Northplace 2019
|The Divine Call to Leave an Eternal Legacy||John Cruz||October 6, 2019||Watch|
|Waiting in Joy||Bryan Jarrett||December 1, 2019||Watch|
|Receiving Joy||Bryan Jarrett||December 8, 2019||Watch|
|Choosing Joy||John Cruz||December 15, 2019||Watch|
|Good News of Great Joy||Bryan Jarrett||December 22, 2019||Watch|
|Christmas Eve Candlelight Services - 2019||Bryan Jarrett||December 24, 2019||Watch|