The Spirit of Christmas | Joy
This is the third Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season observed by Christians as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is also a time to look forward to the return of Jesus at the second coming. Many people light advent candles which remind us that Jesus came to bring hope and joy and peace and love into the world.
This morning we continue our Advent sermon series entitled The Spirit of Christmas. We will focus on the role that the Holy Spirit plays in bringing joy to the world. In John 16, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit as One who would bring the kind of joy that no one could take away. We will talk about this special kind of joy and how we can cultivate it in our own lives.