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        Come Let Us Adore Him: Joy

        December 11, 2022 ()

        Bible Text: Psalm 98, John 16:16-24 |


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        Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

        A Psalm.

        98 Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
            for he has done marvelous things!
        His right hand and his holy arm
            have worked salvation for him.
        The Lord has made known his salvation;
            he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
        He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
            to the house of Israel.
        All the ends of the earth have seen
            the salvation of our God.

        Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
            break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
        Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
            with the lyre and the sound of melody!
        With trumpets and the sound of the horn
            make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

        Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
            the world and those who dwell in it!
        Let the rivers clap their hands;
            let the hills sing for joy together
        before the Lord, for he comes
            to judge the earth.
        He will judge the world with righteousness,
            and the peoples with equity.


        Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

        16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

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