Joy to the World, the Lord is come, Let Earth receive her King.

When “Joy to the World” first appeared in Isaac Watt’s hymnal of 1719, it was originally titled, “The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom.” Watt’s intent for the hymn was celebrating the promise of Christ’s second coming as King to Jerusalem more than His first coming as an infant to Bethlehem. Celebrate the Promise of the King as we examine the Announcement of His coming to Mary in the Gospel of Luke 1:26-38.

Let every heart prepare Him room…  Mary’s heart is a model for ours. Her response to Gabriel’s announcement is an example for ours.

sermon by: Larry Murray