Today’s Worship Christmas–December 3rd, 2012

Season’s greetings Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Hosea 12-13 and 1 Peter 3-5

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9

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There were many who saw the babe, but did not see the salvation. – Unknown

Today’s Song Story

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Charles Wesley wrote seventy-five hundred hymns (Encyclopaedia Britannica) — roughly a hymn every other day for fifty years. I find that amazing! It would be amazing if he had written one verse every other day, but most of his hymns have several verses. I can scarcely imagine how he managed to do anything else — but he was a great preacher as well as a great writer of hymns.

The hymn, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus," looks forward to Jesus’ Second Coming. It begins, "Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free." Wesley looked forward to the time when Jesus would come again to set us free from fear and sin.

Wesley knew what it meant for people not to be free. When he was about thirty years old, he traveled to America on a mission, where he saw slavery in its rawest form. He recorded in his journal that he had seen parents give their child a slave to torment. Wesley was so shaken by the evil of slavery that he nearly had a nervous breakdown. It wasn’t long before he returned to England.

Some would criticize Wesley for not remaining in America to join the fight against slavery, but Wesley’s weapons were his sermons and his hymns. For the next several decades, his sermons and hymns lent their power to the efforts to make people free — free from slavery — free from fear — free from sin.

–– Copyright 2005, Richard Niell Donovan

Today’s Christmas Worship

Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3zeFIWkPsyJabukHI6PzcMy6cjvQXT0q&feature=mh_lolz

(WARNING: many of the ads on YouTube are offensive to Christians and may contain swearing and immoral acts. I suggest you follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to play these songs without any commercials or ads)

Joy (to the World) – Avalon

O Come All Ye Faithful – Big Daddy Weave

Redemption Song – Mikeshair

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Hark the Herald Angels Sing / The Music of Christmas – Steven Curtis Chapman

O Holy Night – Shane & Shane

Christmas Offering – Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster & Kari Jobe

Silent Night – Selah

Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Servant’s House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Come visit our Facebook page –

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Montreal-QC/The-Servants-House-Church/304924542965?ref=ts

For information concerning our place and time of our Sunday worship call us at 514-451-4385 or 514-595-6098.

May Christ richly bless you!
Gerry Desjardins
Worship Pastor
The Servant’s House
175 McVey
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada

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