Greetings my friends. It is Sunday December 12TH 2021, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
I’m preaching a full sermon this morning to my church family. I’ll be preaching on being “Holy & Redeemed” from Peter’s first letter. I’m looking forward to sharing with my brothers and sisters what God has placed on my heart today.
Today is the 3RD Sunday of Advent – also known as “Gaudete Sunday”. (“Gaudete” is pronounced “GOW-day-tay”.) Gaudete means “rejoice”. This day reminds us of the joy that is to come. We remember the hope we have because of the coming of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ – our King of Kings.
As the Bible says in Paul’s Letter to the Philippian church:
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice ! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember – the Lord is coming soon. (4:4-5)
(And those 2 verses come right before these 2 memory verses.)
Don’t worry about anything. Instead – pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace – which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (4:6-7)
So Happy Gaudete Sunday. It’s Rejoice Sunday ! Rejoice today ! Rejoice every day ! You are not guaranteed the next day, so if you wake up tomorrow – REJOICE !
This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us – do what ? – rejoice. Let us be glad in it.
If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. Tomorrow it’s #Top10Monday, as I present my personal Top 10 hits this week that honor our God Almighty on the radio.
Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:
The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
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