"Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." (Matthew 2:10)
"Thou shalt call His Name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)"God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross." (Hebrews 12:2)
JESUS IS RISEN!
"Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead…. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy." (Matthew 28:5-8)
"While He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy." (Luke 24:51,52) "Rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father." (John 14:28) "God … set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion." (Ephesians 1:17-21)
JESUS IS COMING AGAIN!
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout … and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17) "In Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." (Psalm 16:11)
JESUS GIVES GREAT JOY!
Do you want to have this great joy? God's Word promises eternal joy in heaven if you, as a guilty sinner, put your faith and trust in Jesus as your Saviour. (Revelation 21:1-4; John 3:16) He also promises joy in this life for the believer who follows the Saviour, making Him Lord of his life. "These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." (John 15:11)
NO JOY WITHOUT JESUS!
If you do not have Jesus as your Saviour and Lord, you cannot have true peace and joy, either in this life or in the life to come. When the Lord comes, you will be left behind and the door to heaven will be forever shut. (Matthew 25:10-13) Instead of great joy, you will experience "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Luke 13:25-28) in hell "where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9:43-48)
Trust Christ today as your Saviour, submit your life to His leading, and know great joy both now and forever.
Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
The Bible is the only inspired, inerrant authority for Christian Faith, and it contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness.
Sola Fide (Faith Alone)
Justification is by faith alone. The full righteousness of Christ imputed to us by faith (comprised of His active and passive obedience) is the sole ground of our acceptance by God, by which our sins are remitted.
Solus Christus (Christ Alone)
Christ is Prophet, Priest and King; the only mediator through whose work we are redeemed.
Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
Salvation comes by God's grace or "unmerited favor" alone — not as something merited by the sinner. This means that salvation is an unearned gift from God.
Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)
All glory is to be due to God alone, since salvation is accomplished solely through His will and action — not only the gift of the all-sufficient atonement of Jesus on the cross but also the gift of faith in that atonement, created in the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit.
Based on SCRIPTURE alone, we can affirm that justification is by GRACE alone, through FAITH alone, because of CHRIST alone, for the GLORY OF GOD alone.