UNEXPECTED JOY – Zachary Sloboda

LUKE 2:8 NLT
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.

LUKE 2:8 – 12 NLT
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them.
“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

LUKE 2:13 – 14 NLT
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

LUKE 2:10 NLT
“Don’t be afraid!” he said.
“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”

JOHN 15:9 – 11 NLT
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

JOHN 17:13 NLT
Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.

LUKE 2:15 NLT
“Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

LUKE 2:16 NLT
“They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger.”

2 PETER 1:1 ESV
Simon Peter, a servant, and apostle of Jesus Christ.

2 PETER 1:1-2 ESV
Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

LUKE 2:18 AMP
And all who heard it were astounded and wondered at what the shepherds told them.

UNEXPECTED
JOY