Joy in the Chaos
But the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Of all the wonderful promises contained in the Christmas story, the one that seems to be missing the most today is “_____________ ________________.”
The Savior of the world would bring:
_______________ ________________ ________________.
Happiness depends on the _________________________ in our life.
The word joy, on the other hand, is a __________________________ word.
How can we not be happy about the circumstances of our lives, but still have joy? Our text gives us some hints as to how this happens.
1. The Good News of ____________________ ____________________.
The Good News is He came ____________________ ____________________!
2. The Good News is found in the __________________ of ___________________.
Jesus is not only the fulfillment of Scripture; He is the ____________________ of ____________________.
3. The Good News delivers ____________________ from ________________.
He came with Good News! He came bringing Great Joy! He came for all of us…for all people.
Seven Promises from God’s Word
1. “The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
2. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
3. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you
will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
4. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
5. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because He trusts in
you.” Isaiah 26:3
6. “For He Himself is our peace…” Ephesians 2:14
7. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.”