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All I want for Christmas is… Isaiah 9:1-7. Joy is a good thing John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

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1 All I want for Christmas is… Isaiah 9:1-7

2 Joy is a good thing John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

3 Jesus is the source of great JOY. Big Idea Isaiah 9:1-7

4 Destruction of Jerusalem 607 BCE Isaiah 45:22 Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. Israel Judah Jeremiah Daniel Ezekiel Fall of Samaria 740 BCE Isaiah

5 Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-- 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. Isaiah 9:1-5 Description of JOY Timing Geography

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7 Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-- 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. Isaiah 9:1-5 Description of JOY Matthew 4:15-16 Timing Geography Word Pictures

8 Isaiah 9 4 For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. 5 Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. Rescue of 33 miners in Chile after 69 days underground

9 Isaiah 9 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7 Source of JOY wisdom power comfort peace

10 Jesus is the source of great JOY. Big Idea Getting Started Dont expect too much joy from circumstances and stuff. Isaiah 9:1-7 Do …

11 Why does your mom say you cant have candy before dinner?

12 Jesus is the source of great JOY. Big Idea Getting Started Dont expect too much joy from circumstances and stuff. Isaiah 9:1-7 Do cultivate the habit of living in vital connection to Christ.

13 Psalm When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me. 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

14 JESUS is the source of great JOY. Big Idea Getting Started Dont expect too much joy from circumstances and stuff. Isaiah 9:1-7 Do cultivate the habit of living in vital connection to Christ.


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