ADVENT WREATH SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 2:8-14 SCRIPTURE READING FOR SERMON: 1 Peter 1:6-9 What would you and I give to know the joy that Elizabeth knew? To see the scars and shame of our life washed away so dramatically? Most likely we won’t see it happen through such an obvious miracle, but the joy of the LORD IS available to us. This is the joy brought into our world by Jesus, God with Us. 1. THIS JOY OVERCOMES ! Luke 1 / Luke 1:13-15, 58 2. THIS JOY IS FUELED BY ! 1 Peter 1:8 Notice v8: Love Believe Joy Glory John 16:22 3. THIS JOY DEFIES OUR ! James 1:2-4 Ask God to give you another view; to show you His big picture beyond the immediate pain. 4. THIS JOY IS A ! Luke 1:46-48 Luk 10:20; Philippians 4:4; Romans 12:12 BENEDICTION: Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.