Lesson Sermon – Rev. Sheree Thompson
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sermon – Advent 2020: Joy Reloaded

Scripture – John 15:7-11

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”

Sermon Notes

Key definition: Joy is the happiness of God expressed through His perfect idea–You. Joy and gladness are strength-giving, especially if the mind is fixed on the things of Spirit.

How Do You Reload Joy?

Point #1 – Realize that joy comes from within.

Point #2 – Call if forth.

Spirit of the living God, rise afresh as me.

Spirit of the living God, rise afresh as me.

Spirit of the living God, rise afresh as me. 

Holy Spirit, Christ within me.

Spirit of the living God, rise afresh as me.

Point 3 – Let it rise

“The joy of the Lord is a wellspring within me and I am in divine strength.” 

Your thoughts?