1 Thes. 1:2-10; 2:17-19; 5:16-18; Luke 2:8-12; Isaiah 52:8-9
They were becoming well known because they had a joy and positive attitude even though they were suffering!
What can we take from this part of our study today?
- Joy can heal
- Joy can comfort
- Joy is contagious
Response to the joy we have in Jesus.
Praying – never stop praying!
Give Thanks – no matter what happens!
- Rejoicing, praying, giving thanks…all come as a response to God – to exhibit our joy in being in HIM.
How do we do these things – even in bad times?
- Remember what Jesus has DONE for you!
- Rejoicing/praying/giving thanks are choices we make or don’t make.
Main Point: This Christmas, 2019 our JOY is in Jesus!