The Advent of Joy

The Advent of Joy

The third message in the Lighthouse Ventura Advent series is on JOY! Not happiness… but full and lasting Joy. What do we want? Joy! How do we get it? It is the gift that is Jesus, himself. Come explore Jesus’ gift of joy through the experiences of the Wisemen, Joseph, and Mary.

Follow along with Pastor Matt here:

1 – Joy From Salvation
Luke 2:8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
Jesus to Wise Men
A – Personal Salvation
B – Salvation With Others
C – Journey To Salvation


2 – Joy From Faith
Matthew 1:18-22 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced.While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream: “Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.”

A – Trust
B – Control
C – Heart’s Desire


3 – Joy From Jesus
Matthew 2:11 They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.
A – Position
B – Relationship
C – Entitlement