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Christ Wesleyan Church

December 22, 2019

December 22, 2019

Join us for our primary worship service each week on Sunday.

Locations & Times

CWC Milton: The Auditorium

363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:45 AM

Welcome to CWC!

Welcome! We're glad you're here with us today. You can follow this week's message and add your own notes. Visit our website at to watch past sermons, and discover more about CWC.

Is This Your First Visit?

If this is your first visit with us, welcome! We're so glad you're here! Please stop by The Hub (our welcome desk) for a gift, and if you'd like to discover more about us and the variety of ministries here, visit the Connection Center. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

Connect Online

Watch weekly messages, discover more about CWC, ministries, groups, serving opportunities, and events all on our website.

In Your World: A Gift of Joy

A. Christmas is a time of joy...
Christmas is a delightful disruption of the way things normally go.” –Dean Willimon
1. It was predicted 740 years earlier that a Messiah would come from Bethlehem!
2. And even earlier, it was predicted that He would bring great joy!
3. There was great joy when the shepherds were told of the birth of Christ.
4. There was great joy when the Magi found the Christ!
B. A gift of joy...
1. God’s gift to us should bring us joy!
2. The gift of joy should be lasting!
3. Our worship should be full of joy!
4. God has cleared our record of sin, and that should bring joy!
5. Our lives should reflect that joy!
6. A natural part of the Holy Spirit's work in us should be joy!
7. Choosing joy should be a daily act of our will!
8. Don't let people or circumstances rob your joy!
9. Even though faith is not seen, it should bring us joy!
10. Because God can keep us, it should bring us joy!
C. Have joy...bring joy...give joy...
1. You can’t bring or give what you don’t have! Jesus came that we would have joy! Nehemiah speaks to the people in this passage. Judaism was meant to be a religion of gladness…but the joy had been lost. With lifeless faith, they could not conquer the difficulties of their time! So…he challenged them to be thankful and glad…to have a God-fixed joy!
Have joy…
2. Bring joy to those in your world!
- Smile at people you see
- Sing or hum throughout your day
- Spend time with them
- Bake them something
- Send a card or a note
- Compliment them
- Give them a small gift
- Be their encourager
- Be flexible and give grace
Bring joy…
3. Give joy to those around you… “The joy of giving lasts longer than the joy of getting!”
- Share something with others
- Give a hug
- Give a listening ear
- Give a gift that costs you…time, resources, etc.
- Look for those opportunities to give
Give joy…

Core52 Series

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Give Online

Use this link to give online or text any amount to 84321. Thank you for supporting the ministry of CWC!

Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.

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