Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Adjectives and Adverbs of Joy

It's not just any JOY that the birth of Jesus brings. Check out the adverbs and adjectives that described this JOY experienced by the shepherds and by the magi on that very first Christmas:

"But the angel said to them (the shepherds), 'Do not be afraid; for behold I bring you good news of GREAT joy which will be for all the people.'" (Matthew 2:10)

"When they (the Magi) saw the star, they rejoiced EXCEEDINGLY with GREAT joy." (Matthew 2:10).

Did you catch that? The Christmas message to the shepherds was not just one of joy - it was one of GREAT joy! The Christmas star didn't just cause the Magi to rejoice - they rejoiced EXCEEDINGLY! The shepherds and magi didn't just experience joy, they experienced MEGA joy!

Join us this Sunday morning here at the Gaylord E-Free Church as we celebrate Christmas with MEGA JOY! We will have one combined service at 10am. There will be no kid's programs but there will be child-care for those 2 years of age and under. There will also be a special gift for every child in attendance this Sunday.

And to actively show our MEGA JOY on Sunday morning, we will be doing something as part of our worship that morning that has never been done in a Sunday morning worship service here at E-Free (and is likely to never be done again!)!

It's isn't often that we get to include gathering together as a church family as part of our Christmas Day celebrations. Join us for a service of GREAT joy!

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