I made the point, which I would be happy to have anyone challenge me on, that happiness is dependent on external circumstances and joy is internal and independent of external circumstances.
I also did my best to draw a link between the first and third Sundays of Advent, namely Hope and Joy, which I think covered the texts pretty well. I would be delighted to hear anyone’s suggestions as to the correctness of this link, and the rest of either or both sermons.
We are less than two weeks from Christmas and in just over a week the days begin to get longer again; this is a good time of the year.
Knox Presbyterian Joy or Happiness?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Joy or happiness?