To know Jesus is to be joyful!
Pastor Ball’s sermon focus this weekend was “To know Jesus is to be joyful.”
“Hear again the words Paul writes in our Epistle lesson: Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances.
If you hear that as daunting homework. If you understand that as an untouchable standard. Then you’re missing the joy of Jesus – Paul is saying that the life of a Christian is one that expresses joy, devotion and gratitude.
To live as a follower of Jesus, is to live like Jesus.
Rejoicing always is choosing a glad attitude. Prayer without ceasing is to be in constant conversation with God. To acknowledge God’s presence. To stay in relationship with Him. Giving thanks means being grateful. It is recognizing God as the giver of all good things, seeing our role as the fortunate recipients of His generosity.
God is love. Jesus is joy. May that joy be yours as we travel together this Advent Season.”
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