Family Advent Devotional - Week 3

WEEK 3: JOY

Joy – Biblically, it is an attitude that God’s people adopt, not because of good circumstances but because of God’s love and promises. It’s our future destiny, not our current struggles that determine our joy as we anticipate our future redemption. But joy isn’t about ignoring the negative aspects of life, but rather it’s the profound decision of faith and hope in Jesus’ life and love.

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MONDAY: PSALMS 105:43

  • What are some ways to show our joy?

  • What gives you joy?

TUESDAY: ISAIAH 51:11

  • How can we have ‘everlasting joy’ even when experiencing bad times?

  • Why do you think joy is often connected with singing?

WEDNESDAY: LUKE 2:10, 10:21

  • Who is the “good news of great joy” for?

  • What are some things you can rejoice for?

THURSDAY: MATTHEW 5:12; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:10

  • How can we rejoice in persecution?

  • Why does the birth of Jesus give us joy?

FRIDAY: PHILIPPIANS 1:25; 3:1

  • How can we make sure that we remain joyous, even in hard times?

  • Why can we always rejoice in the Lord?