But not only did God fill his world with joy, but also his word. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. In fact, this child, who is Joy Incarnate, will be a Man of Sorrows, acquainted with grief, and it will be his great suffering that secures for us the great joy (Isaiah 53:3–6). But God is a restored of God and when he restored your joy, you need to understand that you celebrate in that joy in the New Testament, joy is still used for victory somebody. There shall be born, so He did say, In Bethlehem a Child today. Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines. This special gift of love God gave us a world of joys to get us ready for this moment when announcing “joy” no longer would be enough. More precious If it’s chosen. Oh, joy, joy in my soul Joy in frames. This seems to imply that His joy generally wells from different sources than mankind's. Away from harm and danger Laymen and clergy. Oh, joy, joy in my soul As the work of his hands, we know joy. Oh, joy, joy in my soul Oh, joy, joy in my soul Come and see the child Great our joy! Joy in Christmas lights. The Christian finds joy in being freed from guilt, anticipating an eternal reward, having fellowship with God, and being part of God’s work. Great Joy In the City Acts 8:5-8 INTRO. So give the sense, brothers. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!” So begins one of the most popular Christmas hymns of all time. This great joy comes into a world of great sin, great fear, great sorrow, great suffering. Who can make you whole Listen to the music Joy, joy, joy! His Word records times when He expressed regret, sorrow or anger over the conduct of mankind, and yet He still experiences a vibrant, lasting joy. 2020: The Year that God Still Proclaims Good Tidings of Great Joy December 23, 2020 December 23, 2020 Rob Slane It wasn’t, as many suppose, a year in which we experienced a public health crisis, which Governments then did their very best to manage our way through, so that we can eventually come out the other end and go back to the lives we were living before. The angel who announced the birth of Jesus Christ to the shepherds said, “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be Acts 15:3 mentions “great joy” at the surprising and wonderful inclusion of the Gentiles in God’s new-covenant people, and how else could Jude 24 describe our coming into God’s own presence without the experience of “great joy”? The ostrich “deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers.” Is ours a land where ostriches roam? Other than Matthew’s and Luke’s mention of “great joy” at Jesus’s birth, both Gospels celebrate “great joy” at his resurrection and ascension (Matthew 28:8; Luke 24:52). And as God’s glory rises to the highest places, so does our joy. “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen” (Luke 2:20). Joy, joy, God's great joy Joy, joy, down in my soul Sweet beautiful soul saving joy Oh joy, joy in my soul He sent from up above This special gift of love More precious Than silver or gold He was sent this holiday To take our pain away Oh, joy, joy in my soul Oh, joy, joy in my soul Go tell it on the mountain But Christmas is not normal joy. Joy, joy, Gods great joy. In the beginning, the God of joy made a world of joys — a creation full of good, altogether “very good,” and primed to delight his creatures (Genesis 1:31; 2:9). Our great God does not find joy in the tragedies themselves. We live in a dark world. To take our pain away Good News of God’s Great Joy. Does God care about both the elect and non-elect in the same way? Peter further states: ‘Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls’ [1Peter 1:8,9]. The Spirit of God and the Word of God are two primary means by which the joy of the Lord is conveyed to men (see Psalm 119:111; Jeremiah 15:16; verses on the Holy Spirit and joy above). Such news captures not only lowly shepherds, but even the hosts of heaven, who long to look into these things (1 Peter 1:12). Black and white. And Christmas joy also goes to great depths. This is an anointed and beautiful rendition by the voice. Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Oh, joy, joy in my soul starts and ends within the same node. “Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!’” (Luke 2:13–14). Sweet beautiful soul saving joy Matthew and Luke accent different aspects of the birth story, but they sing this note in unison: Christ’s coming is not simply an occasion for joy, but great joy. God’s zeal is different; he is intensely passionate for the world to be as it should be—right, just, and at peace. Than silver or gold We must know good before we can know better. 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Joy, joy, joy! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Here is a joy deeper than every fear and grief, deeper than every sorrow and pain. David Mathis is executive editor for desiringGod.org and pastor at. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people." God gave us joy for Christmas joy to surpass it. ... A brief look into why the birth of Jesus should be a source of overwhelming joy for all believers. Hark! “I delight to do Your will, O my God…” . The sound of the angels This great joy comes into a world of great sin, great fear, great sorrow, great suffering. The angel who heralds “great joy” in Luke 2:10 is not alone. Joy, joy, God's great joy Joy, joy, down in my soul Sweet beautiful soul saving joy Oh joy, joy in my soul He sent from up above This special gift of love More precious Than silver or gold He was sent this holiday To take our pain away Oh, joy, joy in my soul Oh, joy, joy in my soul Go tell it on the mountain Give the sense! It is too high, too long, too deep — even for death itself. Joy, joy, down in my soul; sweet, beautiful, soul saving joy, oh, joy, joy in my soul. For years, our three stocking holders each brandished a letter: J O Y. It’s common Christmas decor. God's Great Joy Contributed by Kelvin Parks on Oct 31, 2004 (message contributor) based on 64 ratings (rate this sermon) | 21,015 views. The shepherds who received the angels’ message rejoiced after they saw him with their own eyes (Luke 2:20). And joy is certainly an appropriate response to God coming to earth. God’s truth followed by faithful, Spirit-anointed exposition, leads to great joy, which is the strength of God’s people. He would be rejected by his own people, delivered over by their authorities, and betrayed by his own friend. You can see poverty and plenty, sorrow and happiness, but cities are seldom known as places of great joy. From his birth in Bethlehem to his death on a cross, this Joy was great enough to be born in obscurity, be laid in a manger, and have no place to lay his head. This is from The Preachers Wife!!! This is no tribal joy, but for all kinds of people, in every place, at every time. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). God gave a first covenant to surpass it with a second. In the Greek text 'bring ... good news' is the word: ' euangelizomai' ' - I announce good news. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. Christmas is not natural joy, but supernatural. Jesus was God’s plan from the creation of the ... Good News of Great Joy. The joy of Jesus was His absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice to His Father— the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do— “…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross…” (Hebrews 12:2). Plumbers and dentists. Verse 2: When I get weak and I cant go on, “Great joy” is rare and climactic. Until the day he unseats every sorrow, he promises, “No one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22). The Bible is replete with “joy” — more than two hundred times in an English translation — but “great joy” appears in single digits. Way down deep inside, unspeakable joy come and see the child who can make you whole lying in a manger away from harm and danger oh joy joy in my soul joy joy gods great joy joy joy down in my soul But even ‘great’ is too small a word to describe the joy, the rejoicing, which is ours because of Christ and in Christ. Let’s also think about this… But perhaps we have a theological reason as well to let the JOY holders go. Enjoy and be blessed!!!! We normally associate evangelism with the message of salvation through the death of Christ, and with challenging people to repent, but here evangelism - the announcement of good news - focuses on the joy intrinsic in the birth of Christ. God gave us a garden in the beginning to prepare us for a garden-city in the end. God gave us joy to accentuate and deepen the experience of great joy. Before the angel announces “great joy,” the shepherds are filled with “great fear” (Luke 2:9). Joy is the stuff of every day; “great joy” is kept for the highest of moments. Three letters are inadequate to hold four stockings. God gave John the Baptist to point forward to Jesus. This is “good news of great joy that will be for all the people” (Luke 2:10). Joy, joy, God's great joy There shall the Child lie in a stall, This Child who shall redeem us all. At the dedication of Nehemiah’s rebuilt walls after the return from exile — “great joy” (Nehemiah 12:43). Joy can overcome anything and everything in this world if it’s allowed. Luke tells of the angelic outburst of praise when they announced the birth of the Christ (Luke 2:8-14). All the people. He holds me and the Lord keeps me; oh, joy, joy in my soul. It cannot. Christmas is a season of joy. God designed his world of joys to prepare us for great joy in his Son. Oh joy, joy in my soul An annotation cannot contain another annotation. Because we are most satisfied in God when he is most glorified. Note the great heights of this joy — from the face of earth all the way up to the heights of heaven. Joy, joy, down in my soul No one has more Christmas cheer than God! We know normal joy. Of victory this morning, you've been going through you've been pressing through, but you wanna claim victory this morning and it shows here with the disciples when they're returning rejoice. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Joy is a state of being, a state of peace and content. At the restoration of the Passover after generations of neglect — “great joy” (2 Chronicles 30:26). Does God love everyone in the world? Joy, joy in my soul, Whitney Houston Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.com. “Great joy” at Christmas tells us something profound about God and how he works in our world. With joy, hardship offers growth and opportunity. Chorus Joy, joy, God’s great joy Joy, joy down in my soul Sweet, beautiful, soul saving joy Oh, joy, joy in my soul Lead Listen to the music the sound of the angels Come and see the child who can make you whole Laying in a manger away from harm and danger Choir Oh joy, joy in my soul, oh joy, joy in my soul Chorus Joy, joy, God’s great joy This gift of God we’ll cherish well, That ever joy … Women and men. Lying in a manger And when pagan astrologers traverse far and find him, “they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy” (Matthew 2:10). Oh, joy, joy in my soul All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. We have tasted his goodness in his world, even on this side of sin’s curse. Sweet beautiful soul saving joy Christmas joy also goes to great lengths. And it’s God’s zeal—his passion, his joy—to send his Son, to seat him on his throne, to bless him with an eternal kingdom. The magi “fell down and worshiped him” (Matthew 2:11). This is just a preview! How, then, is the joy of Christmas not just normal but great? Other than Matthew’s and Luke’s mention of “great joy” at Jesus’s birth, both Gospels celebrate “great joy” at his resurrection and ascension (Matthew 28:8; Luke 24:52). Plain old joy undersells the glory of Christmas. With joy, there is hope. Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, I've got joy Psalm 42:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Oh, joy, joy in my soul Oh joy, joy in my soul He holds me and the Lord keeps me; oh, joy, joy in my soul. In swaddling clothes Make sure your selection There must be joy before there can be great joy. Shout it from a valley How great our joy! This year, as we unpacked our Christmas boxes, and did our annual purge, the JOY stocking holders wound up in the pile for the thrift store. The Word has become flesh. Joy, joy, God's great joy And our Great Joy is now with us to the end of the age, strengthening us in every fear, cheering us in every grief, holding us in all our suffering. God set Christmas apart. Oh, joy, joy in my soul Christmas, the Gospels say, is great joy. When Whitney sangs gospel, my God. Not just Jews, but Gentiles — even pagan astrologers like the magi. In fact, this child, who is joy incarnate, will be a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief, and it will be his great suffering that secures for us the great joy (Isaiah 53:3-6). He himself has come down in the person of his Son. Tell about the baby Verse 1: Early in the morning, before the break of day, I asked the Lord to make me whole. Verse 2: When I get weak and I can't go on, I feel all my hope, all my joy is gone. God made the world to remake it one day. “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Psalms 42:4 “When I remember these things , I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy … Verse 1: Early in the morning, before the break of day, I asked the Lord to make me whole. Joy, joy, down in my soul Joy is the stuff of every day; “great joy” is kept for the highest of moments. Joy on banners. Joy, joy, down in my soul; sweet, beautiful, soul saving joy, oh, joy, joy in my soul. Go tell it on the mountain Not just kings and high-ranking officials, but blue-collar shepherds. It’s actually an extension of God’s joy that lives in you. : You can see almost anything in the city. Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. God's great joy Joy, joy Down in my soul Sweet, beautiful, soul saving joy Ohhhhh joy joy in my soul [x3] Ohhhh joy [x4] The master's joy My saviour's joy The lily of the valley joy Alpha and omega joy In the midnight hour joy He gives me strength and power joy No food on the table joy I know that he is able joy The long-awaited Savior is born. The immediate cause was the advent of baby Mercy, born in April. Scripture: … At the anointing of David’s own son as his successor, at the height of Israel’s kingdom — “great joy” (1 Kings 1:40). Join the celebration He sent from up above We do a great disservice to God and others when we portray God in a way that matches the false perception of the wicked slave of Matthew 25. Said it's way down deep joy We have experienced, however meagerly or infrequently, the blessed emotional surges of God-made delight — in a kind word, in a friend’s hug, in our team’s victory, in a cool breeze, in good food and drink. He was sent this holiday But this Great Joy could not be extinguished. When the angel heralds his arrival, he says, “I bring you good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10). We’re on a mission to change that. By: Georgia Mass Choir. This is not a small joy quarantined in Jerusalem, but a great joy extended and offered to all the nations. Joy, joy, God's great joy, The Related Products tab shows you other products that you may also like, if you like Joy. In both Matthew 2 and Luke 2, “great joy” comes together with worship and praise. Do Matthew and Luke give us any hints as to how Christmas joy is set apart from the joys we know and love every day, even in our struggles and pain? 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