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The 2nd Most Popular Christmas Song

12.13.17 | by Eric Wakeling

Dear Calvary family,

Did you know Silent Night is the most popular Christmas carol? Well, it's pretty great but we all know it wasn't a silent night. There were cows, goats and chickens and a battle raging in the heavens. That's why I think the second most popular song is the one to focus on - Joy to the World! I think it's my favorite Christmas song to sing. That and Oh Holy Night.

But anyways, I digress. Joy to the World. Why? Because the Lord is come. That's advent! Remember that advent means coming or arrival. Jesus has come. This week we are focusing in on the joy that we have in Christ's coming. That joy is there because of Jesus. And guess what? Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our joy will never fade when we have joy in Jesus.

That's the whole message. Joy to the world, the Lord is come.

Not joy to the world, your bills are paid.
Not joy to the world, your health is strong.
Not joy to the world, your friends love you.
Not joy to the world, your grades are good.

Don't get me wrong. God absolutely cares about those things. God cares about your work, your friends, your family and your health.

But that's not where joy comes from. Joy is only fulfilled in Jesus. The joy of the Lord is our strength even when our bills aren't paid, our health isn't strong, our friends betray us and we fail all our classes.

Come join us this Sunday as we learn about and express this incredible joy.

Pastor Eric


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