Battling the Blues, Part 2

Unexpected Joy

 

What Causes the Blues?

 

1. We expect life to be predictable and under our control

Misplaced Hope

2. We expect people to come through for us.

Misplaced Trust

 

Luke 2:8-9 And there were shepherd living out in the fields nearby; keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone aroudn them, and they were terrified.

 

1. There is an Unexpected Source of Joy

Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."

 

2. The Unexpected Source of Joy: A Savior

Luke 2:11 "Today in the town of aDavid a Savior has been born to you: he is Christ the Lord."

John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had beleived him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my discples. Then you will knwo the truth, and the trugh will set you free."

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

3. The Key to Joy is the Son

Luke 2:12 "This will be a sign a to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Luke 2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherd said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

Luke 2:20 The Shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.