A Bible verse for each day of the third week of Advent
I have told you this that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord is your strength!
Then all who trust in you will be glad
and forever shout for joy.
You will protect them and those who rejoice in you
who love your name.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
When cares increase within me,
Your comfort gives me joy.
Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.
1 Peter 1:8
I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
Some ideas for how to use these verses during this third week of Advent:
~ have students write them in their Bible journals- this would also be great practice for looking up verses in the Bible.
~ use these as an opening prayer, or in between verses of O Come O Come Emmanuel for a mini prayer service.
~Ask students to say which is their favorite and why, or let them choose their own favorite verses about joy.
Do you have other favorite verses or quotes about joy? Share those in the comments!