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Joy to the Past

Joy to the Past

Dec 30, 2018

Passage: Luke 1:68-79

Preacher: Jennifer Holz

Series: Time for Joy

Category: Discipleship, Epistle, Advent


This week's sermon

Like the song of Zechariah, we see God’s faithfulness most clearly when we take a minute to look back. The coming of Jesus was the apex of redemption history. The promises began long ago—Abraham, Moses, David. In every chapter God was faithful. This week we close a year. In the exercise of joy, it helps to look back and catalogue your blessings, and list the things you are grateful for. Gratitude is a key to unlock joy. The past is past. Look back on it with a view to joy in the Lord. What do you see?

About the Time for Joy Series

Christmas is a time for joy. We are told to be joyful. We want to feel joy. We want to share joy with others. But joy can be hard to find sometimes. It isn’t accidental. Joy is something to pursue and guard—to cultivate and value. God gives us the season of Christmas to interrupt our patterns and calendars. It is a time for more celebration and gathering with friends, to treasure family and to remember the birth of Jesus Christ—God’s greatest gift of his own Son. Let’s take time for joy.