Pastor Garrett explains that it's not easy to be disciplined in what you desire.
Love is at its best when it is expressed everywhere. We learn how a business expresses love in its relationships with its employees and its customers. Pastor Garrett presents the story of a shepherd outside Bethlehem looking after his sheep with his fellow shepherds, and how they experienced God's love for all people with the birth of the Messiah to Mary and Joseph. Each of us has the opportunity to become a minister of God when we express the love Christ shares with us, with the people all around us in everyday life.
Redefining or rediscovering joy: How is it the Bible talks about joy especially with people who don't seem to have anything to be joyful about. Pastor Garret uses the examples of Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Pastor Garrett shows us how joy is more of a reward of our heart and being thankful for what we have rather than a reward of our pocketbook; conflicted about how others with very little materially find joy where we with much can't find joy.
In the second week of Advent, Pastor Garrett looks at peace through the eyes of the Church and God, using examples of Joseph and Mary as they are left in unbecoming and unsanitary circumstances to bring forth their child Jesus in the company of cattle, goats, and other animals in a manger. Also this week, Ken McCrary shares his experience of finding peace in his life through his educational career.