Unwrapping Christmas: The Gift of Joy
(1 John 1:1-4)
1. “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)
2. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—“ (1 John 1:1-2)
3. “that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3)
4. “And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.” (1 John 1:4)
How can you keep Jesus at the center of Christmas this year?
How will you bring joy to someone who is lonely this Christmas?
Are you generally a joyful person? Why or why not?
What is the connection between joy and eternal life?
What other Scriptures describe joy?
Where do you find joy?
How can you walk in joy this week?