Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with an expanded outline downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Psalm 98:1–4
Title: Joy to the World
Introduction: In the 1700’s, Isaac Watts penned the words to a song that is very popular at this time of the year, “Joy to the World.” It’s not unusual to hear the song sung or played in shopping malls, restaurants, school plays, and of course, church services. According to Watts’ testimony, the source of inspiration for the lyrics was the 98th Psalm.
It cannot be disputed; the coming of Christ most certainly did bring joy to the world. In 2018, His coming is still bringing joy, especially to those who know Him personally. Let’s take a closer look at this passage to see the reasons for the joy that has come to the world.
I. Revealed Salvation
II. Remembered Mercy
III. Righteous Judgment
IV. Rejoicing Melody
Conclusion: That little Baby in the manger brings joy to the entire world. Jesus didn’t come to bring salvation, to offer mercy, and to righteously judge a select few. He came for everyone! As you experience the holidays this year, do so with great joy. Others really do need to see it.