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Welcome to Church! Great to see you this morning. Today we will sing some familiar carols interspersed with scriptures tracing God’s amazing plan of salvation from the very first book of the bible Genesis, to the prophets foretelling the coming of the Messiah / Christ (Messiah is Hebrew, and Christ is Greek; both means “the Anointed One”) and finally the birth of Jesus in the Gospels. Jesus was and is God’s Good News for us.
The impact of Jesus’ birth was huge. So huge that history was divided into B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini, Latin for “in the year of the Lord”). Every time you write out a cheque or dating any document you are in fact recalling what Jesus’s birth did on planet earth 2,000 years ago. He changed this planet more than you can ever imagine.
So why sing carols and read bible verses? Because within these carols and scriptures we hear and are reminded of the narrative, the story of how God loves you so much that He GAVE Jesus, His one and only dear Son to die in your place. In doing so Jesus broke the power of sin over your life.
The word carol means “a dance of song.” When we sing carols we should experience the dance, that song of joy and happiness as Jesus gives us God’s greatest gift of all – LOVE. God is love. Consequently, Jesus is the reason for this season. Christmas is all about Him. The word Christmas is made up of Christ (Jesus Christ) and mas or a special service of celebration.
As you sing the carols and hear God’s story, which is all about His love for you, may you know the depth of that love; may you experience afresh His peace and joy. So, listen, pray, open your heart and invite Jesus in – “Come Lord Jesus! Come into my heart!”