Sydney Australia Chapter

CHRISTIAN JOY - Bro Vincent Leong

19/12/2014 19:27

PHILIPPIANS 4:4
4 May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord.
I say it again: rejoice!

 


It’s Christmas Time
A Time to Give
A Time to Share the Love of Jesus


1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
John 3:16
16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?
For Us Christian, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ
The English word Christmas derives from the old English
“Cristes Moesse”
Meaning
“Christ’s Mass or Festival of Christ”

John 1:4-9
4 He was the source of life, and that life was the light for humanity.
5 the light shines in the dark and the dark has never extinguished it.
6 God sent a man named John to be his messenger.
7 John came to declare the truth about the light so that everyone would become believers through his message.
8 John was not the light, but he came to declare the truth about the light.
9 the real light, which shines on everyone, was coming into the world.
Philippians 4:4
4 May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord. I say it again: rejoice!

ATTITUDE OF A PERSON WHO TRULY EXPERIENCE CHRISTIAN JOY
1- Humble = a humble heart has no room for ego or pride or arrogant
2- Merciful = to be merciful is to show forgiveness and compassion to those in need.
3- Peacemaker = a person can only work toward peace if he is at peace himself.

Matthew 5:3-10
3 “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!4 “Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them!5 “Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!6 “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!7 “Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!8 “Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!9 “Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!10 “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
2 Corinthians 8:7-8
7 You are so rich in all you have: in faith, speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love.8 I am not laying down any rules. But by showing how eager others are to help, I am trying to find out how real your own love is.

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