1 Peter 1:3-9 / Luke 1:28, 43 / Luke 2:10 / James 1:2-4 / Romans 15:13
What brings you happiness? What brings you joy? What's the difference?
Why are happiness & joy so easily confused?
Read 1 Peter 1:3-9. Why is the concept of "inheritance" so important to understanding Christian joy?
How do/can we receive the inheritance that leads to joy?
What things compete with that inheritance?
This is personal: how "joyful" of a person are you? Why did you answer that way?
What could help you discover & become more joyful this Christmas & how can you help others find joy as well?
How do these passages help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?