The Naked Sermon

Joy is not an incident

December 11, 2021

For the 3rd week of Advent Sara and Jules host the conversation around Luke 3:7-18 and include a bit about Philippians 4:1-13. Jules talks about the difference between happiness and joy. Joy has to do with enoughness, gratitude, and thankfulness. Sara shares about her grandmother’s affect before she passed away while on hospice and reflects on seeing that deep, abiding joy in her. 

They ask - in this season, where is that deep, hard joy showing up? And what can you choose to help it to arrive?


Sara Gross Samuelson is a Pastor and Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Julia Nielsen is a Portsmouth Union Church’s pastor and Sacred Organizer with Leaven Land and Housing in Portland.

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