Light of the World

“Light that brings Joy”

John 8:12; Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2

Christmas Day

The joy comes in the following, not just in the destination.

How do we “follow” in a way that brings joy?

We want to follow Jesus:

        Like the wise men followed the star, expectantly.

        Like soldiers follow their commander, obediently.

        Like servants follow their master, submissively.

        Like disciples follow their Lord, faithfully.

In order to follow Jesus as Lord, we need to:

        Recognize and surrender to His sovereignty.

        Receive and believe in His authority.

        Listen to, trust and do what He says.

        Do what He did; love how he loved.

The closer we follow Jesus, the more we will experience His joy.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Spirit-led Servant/Living Surrendered