Christmas Sermon Series Finale – “In Song”December 22, 2019
Angels From the Realms of Glory – Come and !
Silent Night – of God, loves pure
Mary, did you know that you the of God.
Joseph’s asked the question- How can I raise King?
; 1 At that time the Roman emperor, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when was governor of )
3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this . 4 And because Joseph was a descendant of King , he had to go to in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of in Galilee.
5 He took with him Mary, his , who was now obviously pregnant. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.
She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a , because there was no lodging available for them.
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great to all people. 11 The -yes, the , the -has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-the armies of Heaven- God and , 14 “Glory to God in Heaven, and peace on Earth to those with whom God is .”
15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger.
After seeing Him, the shepherds told what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and about them often.
20 The shepherds went to their flocks, and God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.
O Holy night – O night – has come!
Hallelujah to the of and of . He shall forever and !
Rev. G.A. Clark December 22nd 2019