How Can I Experience Joy? (Isaiah 9)

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11/27/16
Rev. Clint Smith
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Don’t Miss Christmas – How Can I Experience Joy?

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

1. Start at the beginning, listen to God.
2. Ask the Prophet Isaiah who was born about 700 years before Jesus.
3. Ask Mary, the mother of Jesus.
4. Ask Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin.
5. Ask the angel and the multitudes of heavenly host who were with him.
6. Ask the shepherds.
  • Luke 2:15-20
  • They saw and heard angels proclaim His birth.
  • They saw and heard Mary and Joseph.
  • They saw and heard Jesus.
7. Ask King Herod, the hater of competition.
8. Ask the wise men who traveled great distances to see the One born King of the Jews.
  • Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12
  • What did they say?
  • What did they do?
  • When they saw His star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
  • When they encountered Jesus, they fell down and worshiped Him.
9. Listen to Jesus, the Great I AM, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.