Home Sermons Unspeakable Joy – Oct… Unspeakable Joy – Oct 25, 2020 October 29, 2020; The Heavenly Message of Salvation, Through Faith In Christ, Comes From Eternity Past and Will Continue Forevermore. Which brings us to, So, to get us started, let me paint a picture of what is going on as we come to. —Acts 11:26. And it’s a story of hope. True joy comes from within; it is a gift from God. This sermon is about realizing that joy is more than just an emotion and that ultimate joy is about our relationship with God. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. At this point, David had regained his reverence, respect, and awe for the presence of God. To frantically try to keep it from hitting the ground, right? Not Slow to Keep His Promises. We saw this certainty play out in the life of a man named Joseph. and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name So, what happened? What’s your first physical response? Today we continue in our message series “Come They Told Me” and the title of today’s message is “Unspeakable Joy.” Pastor Harold Long teaches us the true meaning of why Jesus Christ came into the world, and the true essence & nature of God. That’s the certainty that Christmas offers us. 1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. 2290, “God’s Unspeakable Gift” 2291} 1. Beginning in verse 2 listen to what the writer tells us: David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. had broken out against Uzzah. Well not only did Jesus replace the box, he replaced the priest as well. . {2Co 9:15} For other sermons on this text: {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. In a way, we become numb to it. He is equally good everywhere. - What changes do I need to make in order to handle Christmas in a way that pleases God and brings blessing into my life? The writer says the door has been opened. If you haven’t been with us, we started this series a couple weeks ago, and as I stated then, when it comes to Christmas messages, they’re not my favorite kind of messages to write or preach. IT IS JOY UNSPEAKABLE!! New Sermon Series. And please hear me, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with any of those joyous aspects of Christmas. However, I would say this, if that’s not the reason for the season for you, and that’s not where you’re joy for Christmas comes from, then there is a danger for you. This was a Levitical residence. Listen to what God says in. We look forward to the "salvation" which will be revealed and the story of Jesus in the Gospels. Maybe you didn’t realize this, but when Jesus died, the physical veil that covered the ark in the temple was literally torn in two. He says, in the future, when the ark is transported, there are some specific guidelines that need to be followed: - The priests are the only ones who can touch the ark, and no one else. Against such things there is no law.” Previous. of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. For reasons we shall consider tonight, Christians There is no peace. have overcome the world." Although Joy Unspeakable purports to be a series of sermons on John, the “Doctor” strays from an exegetical treatment of John into flights of fancy, which continue for almost the entirety of the book. Because had it not been for Joseph’s unwavering hope, the nation of Israel would have died in the famine, and the hope of Christmas with it. And then some are joyous because they’ll finally get some needed time. And in the end, when it seemed the enemy had won the day, when it appeared nobody was going to rescue Joseph, God reached down and raised him up, and put him in a place of honor and authority as second in command to the Pharoah of Egypt. It starts by putting your faith in the faithfulness of God. And not only Unspeakable Joy … And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, as the camp sets out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry these, but they must not touch the holy things, lest they die. Recent Additions. by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh. Remember, I told you the Ark of the Covenant represented the presence and forgiveness of God. a. Trusting in His commands to be for our ultimate good, c. The kind of trust that prompts us to obey Jesus wholeheartedly, d. This kind of faith comes from the Word of God. Because listen to what happens next. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. Maybe life seems harder than it should be. A joy so great, so glorious, that it is impossible to truly express with And now we can have hope. Now, here’s the good news. New Sermon Series. Certainties that shouldn’t just be celebrated once a year, but all year. But not only does Joseph represent the hope of Christmas, he symblizes the hope of what Jesus wou. (Acts 5:40), "And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing Not only that but the vacation ends, and it’s back to work, back to school, and back to the real world. - Because we tend to lose sight of the reason for the season, we often end up being joyful about Christmas, but for the wrong reasons. Joy Is A Gift From God. E-mail Alerts. That’s amazing, is it not? Meaning, we no longer need a priest to make sacrifices for us. And as a result, your mishandling Christmas, and your missing out on the true joy, the lasting joy, and the unspeakable joy that Christmas offers. Time to reflect on what’s really important. In other words, we lose sight of the reason for the season. A promise that one day He would provide Christmas. In the third century Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, wrote to his friend Donatus, “It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. After the ark was brought into the city, David gave gifts to the people, bread, cake of dates, and a cake of raisins. "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." The writer says as the ark was being transported to Jerusalem, 30,000 people went before the ark celebrating with singing, shouting, the playing of harps and the clanging of cymbals and tambourines. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Today do you know that full joy that Jesus died and rose again to give everyone of us? The hope that one day God would provide a redeemer for mankind. The largest and most trusted library of over 1,851,000 free sermons from conservative Christian churches and ministries worldwide. 29 November 2020. This is what the writer of Hebrews is talking about when he says: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. The writer says they put it on a new cart that was being led by a pair of oxen. 1:6-9 concerning this "unspeakable joy". “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” James 1:2. In the Old Testament we find that it is an overcoming joy: Nehemiah 8:10 How can we who have never seen Jesus, love Him? This time David treats the ark with the respect and reverence due it. end (goal) of our faith: salvation! And it was through this offering of blood at the mercy seat of God that forgiveness of sins could be provided. He writes in verse 23: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son. The writer says Jesus is the way to salvation and he offers an open invitation to any who would seek forgiveness. Unshakable Joy. The unwavering hope that comes through faith in Jesus. of Jesus. He always comes through. The blessing of ongoing love, peace, and joy. b. c. Even enemies were preaching CHRIST! And that’s why Christmas can be a challenge. are eternal." . "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep This morning we are picking back up in our Christmas series, an MCF Christmas. You see, when properly understood, Christmas offers a lasting and eternal joy that follows us back to work, back to school, back into everyday life, and eventually into eternity. Knowing what trials can produce, it is possible to be joyful in trials. in the last time. And to put it simply, David was one of the greatest Kings in the OT. So, here’s something for you to chew on. V2, 3. Why did they stumble? 23 Dec. Mid-week online prayer meeting. And I think we fail to carry it for a few reasons: But if I’m being honest with you, I’m not convinced that most people, including a lot of Christians, carry that kind of Christmas joy in their heart. so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh And as you might imagine, it quickly brought the festivities to an end. The hope that God would one day not only provide a physical redeemer for Israel, but a spiritual redeemer for mankind as well. And the problem with any of these reasons, is to lose sight of what Christmas provides and then treat it with a lack of reverence and respect, not only robs a person of the unspeakable joy Christmas provides, but I believe puts many in a dangerous place spiritually. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. This sermon is about realizing that joy is more than just an emotion and that ultimate joy is about our relationship with God. Dr. Mark Allison. Probably to reach out and grab them, right? Unspeakable Joy Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000 (message contributor) based on 34 ratings (rate this sermon) | 2,740 views ... Paul looked to see the hand of God in bad circumstances (1:12). , I want you to notice that David’s intention is to transport the ark from one place to another. And it’s a story that at first won’t feel much like a Christmas story. Luncheon Club. A Proof of Things Not… Archives. A redeemer, who like Joseph, at his own expense, would go ahead of us and prepare a way of salvation. Joy Unspeakable Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 27, 2002 (message contributor) based on 27 ratings (rate this sermon) | 5,088 views. As low as $30/day. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the. Now, if you’re not familiar with the Ark of the Covenant, basically it was a gold chest made during the time of Moses, that represented the presence of God, and was considered the most sacred object in the OT tabernacle. Email Transfer: dbcgiving@gmail.com. URC Weekly Newsletter Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter, featuring important URC announcements and events. So, he’s kind of a big deal. Bible verses about joy like 2 Corinthians 8:1-3 share that God's great joy (even during difficult circumstances) results in “rich generosity.” And one of my favorite Bible verses on joy is how life trials can bring great blessing because we know that God will use them as part of our future testimony (2 Corinthians 1:3-7). Now, I know that’s a lot to digest and take in, but it’s important for all of us to understand what a big deal the ark was. Like the Philistines, the Israelites are mishandling the ark of God. Invite Jesus Christ into everything you say and do. Despair Is Contagious There was a fellow who was about to jump from a bridge. Jesus is the ultimate source for being able to rejoice in all things. "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of If we are able to rejoice even in the midst of such trials, surely they Verse 6: And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. These gifts commemorated the events of the day and served as a reminder of the Lord’s blessing upon the people. This leads us to a third certainty this morning. 30:5b) and “Shout for joy to God, all the earth” (Ps. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be that way, and wasn’t meant to be that way. Do you see what this passage is saying? (Ps 119:11) Memorize God's Word systematically as a defense of joy. A joy that is found not just in a seasonal atmosphere, but in the daily atmosphere of God’s presence. If Jesus is with us, we can receive that joy which is unspeakable! Something a Christmas movie can’t provide. So, let’s walk back through the passage and see if we can discover what’s going on here. I.JOY - A FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. But at the end of the day, none of those things lead to the true unspeakable Joy that Christmas offers us. Advent 2020 – Peace. Dreams that seemed to die when Joseph’s brothers, who hated him, sold him into slavery and told everybody he was dead. Next. Why did this happen? The God who created everything we see,, came down to earth, in the form of a man, and lived among us. It is dreadful exactly because it is not exegetical. Today is the third Sunday of Advent. are able to "greatly rejoice" (lit., "leap for joy"). And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart. I don’t know. How did such a festive event turn into such a confusing tragedy? Informed Christians understand the purifying nature of such trials. Unspeakeable Joy: Keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing. Joy Unspeakable; Do you want to have a joy explosion at your house? and full of glory"! special kind of joy. A forgiveness that can be offered because of his sacrifice for us. it would appear we’re talking about a joy that words can’t describe. One of the many blessings available to the children of God is a very special kind of joy. 1 Peter 1 10-12. You have to make it about Jesus, His presence, and His forgiveness. Listen to what we read in. They love the material aspect of Christmas. The blessing of eternal life. Let’s examine Jesus’ first miracle in the hopes of finding the source of unspeakable joy by remembering how God has placed new wine into old wine skins through His Son Jesus Christ! For these things also provide an opportunity to test our faith, hope, 3. Today is the third Sunday of Advent. The psalmists write, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. This morning we are picking back up in our Christmas series, an MCF Christmas. A joy so great, so glorious, that it is impossible to truly express with words! , before David was King, the ark had been captured by an enemy army known as the Philistines. Which leads us to our first goal of rediscovering the reason for the season. I mean think about it. Ahio and Uzzah were Levites, but where transporting the ark incorrectly. a. sickness, heartbreak, frustration, approaching death. In fact, there are more than 100 parallels between the story of Joseph in. Likewise, in the New Testament, we read that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. God was very clear that when it came to the ark, it was to be treated with respect, honor, and awe, and not like a piece of furniture thrown in the back of a pick up and hauled down a bumpy road. 1 Peter 1:3-8. - The Ark was to be covered by the veil it sat behind in the Tabernacle along with a covering of goatskins. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. Verse 8: that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the, So David was not willing to take the ark of the. That’s where Christmas begins to make a difference in your life. So, those are just a couple of examples of what. And I believe it’s a lesson we all need to learn as well. Why has God done this? - 1 Peter 1:8, "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see … Michale’s rejection of David displayed her rejection of God. But for whatever reason, he gave no thought to it and didn’t see it as a priority. Nevertheless,Joy Unspeakable is a truly dreadful book. life. Christ. The writer says instead of brining death into Obed-Edoms house, the ark brings blessing to his household. And when Christmas is mishandled, it doesn’t lead to blessing, but instead, like Uzzah, it can bring death and sorrow. You see, here’s the danger. Jesus is our salvation, and He is coming soon to take us out of this confused and evil world so that we can be with Him forever. Because if you, Which brings us to our story today. What about it warms your heart? A joy that leaves us somewhat speechless. Then they shall put on it a covering of goatskin and spread on top of that a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its poles. He is God with us. , Judas betrayed Jesus and sold him for 30 pieces of silver. “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. Do you love Jesus? Dec 14. he came to us, we now have access to Him. Browse Sermons. Could have been a pothole. The largest and most trusted library of over 1,974,000 free sermons from conservative Christian churches and ministries worldwide. All do not see him, yet believing... '', 2, this blessing only. The tent of meeting that the God of the hope of Christmas because Joseph... 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