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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello friends! Another week has flown by and once again it is time for Spiritual Sundays.
The past couple of weeks, I have been sharing about the candles of Advent.

The first candle was The Candle of Hope. The second was The Candle of the Way.

This week's candle is called The Candle of Joy.


The third candle indicates that the only lasting JOY which can be found in life on earth is through Jesus Christ. All other joy is fleeting and does not last.

"...and the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." - Isaiah 35:10

Fulfilment of Prophecy~ "Then as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olive, the whole multitude of disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the the mighty works they had seen, saying, 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!' - Luke 19: 37-38

The Ultimate Completion of Prophecy~ "And Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.' "

Thank you to our hostesses Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays every week.
http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/
Please visit their site to be encouraged and to find fellowship. Have a blessed week everyone!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

16 comments:

Clif said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is very informative and uplifting.

Whidbey Woman said...

I love this because, the Lord has brought joy into the darkest times of my life. He turns our mourning into dancing!

Bess said...

Have been enjoying your posts about the Advent Candles. They correlate nicely with our church services. So thankful the "joy of the Lord is our strength." Bess

stefanie said...

love it!!! and love the pictures of your new granddaughter!!!

Donnie said...

That was really sweet. Have a blessed Sunday.

sarah said...

thanks Sandie for this...joy...I feel it...all b/c of Him. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Dear Sandi..Very nice post. Thanks. Susan

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sandi!! Yes, I've been keeping up with you, with all your posts!.. I think the Advent wreath is such a beautiful custom, but I have a question, as this is my first year to have one.. Do you light your wreath all week? Every night??.. Only on Sundays? ~tina

KarenHarveyCox said...

Sandi,

This is beautiful, I love the meaning of the candles, and I love the scriptures that you chose for this post.

Blessings, Karen

Joan said...

I've enjoyed reading your advent posts. Yes, true joy is found only in Jesus.

Blessings,
Joan

Lisa notes... said...

Don't we have so much to rejoice about??? Thanks for sharing these scriptures.

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful words with us. So much joy now and so much more to anticipate.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Thank-you for sharing this information,it's all so interesting to me. There is another blogger from the same island your own. My mind went blank.I was wandering if you knew her.I will think of the name of her blog and ask you again.
Blessings,
Ginger

Marilyn said...

Our sermon today was "There will be Singing" and music of JOY was an important part of the morning. We played bells today and during practice sounded wonderful, but during Church the last song was unrecognizable!! It sounded so bad, the thought just makes me laugh. So perhaps the joy doesn't always mean the sound is heavenly, as in our case today. But I'm sure God recognized the joy with which we played!

I just love Advent. ♥♫

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love finding blogs that lift up the Lord! Greetings from s sister in Jesus. I found you through the Christmas With Victoria that I also participated in. God bless you and Merry Christmas!
Ruth

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

A beautiful post. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosana!!
Gwenny~

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