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Prepare Him Room

During the Christmas season of 2016 we decided to take a closer look at the stories and messages behind some of our most well known Christmas carols. It was a wonderful time of seeing how these songs were not merely inspired by feelings of happiness and "holiday cheer", but were rooted in the Gospel truth of Jesus becoming a man so that he could save us from our sins. Click on the links below to hear the sermons on 5 of our favorite Christmas carols. 

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

This week we looked at the old carol "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus", zeroing in on the phrase "born to set the sinners free". When Jesus came, he offered the chance for redemption from our slavery to sin, but, even more, the chance to be adopted as God's own children.
 

Joy to the world

On Christmas Eve we looked at the humanity of Jesus. We see that he came to earth and was born as a human so that he could relate and sympathize with all of humanity and the pain and struggles that we go through. He was a real man who was born, lived a perfect life and than was killed so that we might live.
 

go tell it on the mountain

We have looked at a number of Christmas songs this season and explored how the gospel is displayed in each one of them. We end with Go Tell It On The Mountain as it reminds us that this gospel that we have been hearing is not just for us. It is for all people everywhere and it is our responsibility to share it with others. We should shout it from whatever mountaintops or valleys we find ourselves in so that everyone can hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

In this familiar carol, we are reminded that Jesus, the king of all kings, has come to bridge the gap between us and God. He came so that we would no longer die, but would dwell eternally with God our father.
 

Away in a manger

This week we look at Away In A Manger, a Christmas carol highlighting (if at times incorrectly) the humanity of Jesus. He came as a baby to experience everything that we experience as frail humans here on earth. To help us, we looked at Mary's song, found in the end of Luke 1, where Mary celebrates what her son is going to do for the whole world.