Joy for Everyone
Luke 2:8-11 (NLT)
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
This GOOD NEWS is for EVERYONE!
Mark 16:15 (ESV)
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
John 3:16-17 (NLT)
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.”
This Good News brings GREAT JOY!
Psalm 32:1-2 (NLT)
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Romans 4:7-8 (NLT)
“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.
Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.”
Luke 6:22-23 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“How favored you become when you are hated, excommunicated, or slandered, or when your name is spoken of as evil because of your love for Me, the Son of Man.
“I promise you that as you experience these things, you will celebrate and dance with overflowing joy. And the heavenly reward of your faith will be abundant, because you are being treated the same way as your forefathers the prophets.
John 16:20 (NLT)
“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to Me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy.”
Psalm 9:1-2 (NLT)
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.