Rejoice if You Feel Like it?

Are we really supposed to rejoice always? On this third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Chris talked about how to rejoice, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, as Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Along the way, we used Mary as an example of someone who perfectly embodied Paul's instructions despite facing immense challenges. Have you ever thought about the many things Mary had to face-- including a full onslaught by our shared ancient enemy? Join us as we look to Mary for a stunning role model of rejoicing in God's purposes, being in close relationship with Jesus, and giving thanks in all circumstances by remembering God's saving acts and deeds.