Today’s Worship Christmas–December 12th, 2012

Season’s Greetings Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Jonah 3-4 and Jude

Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. – Jonah 3:10

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The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation. – J.I. Packer

Today’s Song Story

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

In the early centuries of the church, there was a serious dispute regarding Jesus’ divinity–– whether Jesus was, in fact, God or merely human. The Council of Nicea (325 A.D.) settled the matter, stating unequivocally that Jesus was fully divine. The Nicene Creed grew out of the findings of that council. This is part of what the Nicene Creed has to say about Jesus:

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.

Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius was born in Spain a few years after the Council of Nicea. He became a successful lawyer and statesman, but retired to a life of poverty in his later years so that he could devote those years to writing Christian poetry.

This hymn, "Of the Father’s Love Begotten," was one of his poems. He wrote it to express his faith that Jesus is, indeed, divine –– the Son of God –– not like the rest of us, who are children of God, but uniquely the Son of God –– begotten by the Father’s love –– the Alpha and Omega –– the beginning and end –– evermore and evermore.

In this hymn, Prudentius calls us to praise Jesus, our God and king. He says:

Let no tongue on earth be silent,

Every voice in concert ring,

Evermore and evermore.

Let us do what Prudentius asked of us. Let us lift our voices in the singing of this hymn of praise.

NOTE: Check the words in your hymnal to insure that they correspond to the above words. If not, adapt your hymn introduction as needed.

–– Copyright 2006, Richard Niell Donovan

 

Today’s Christmas Worship

Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3zeFIWkPsyJv2AV2UDXZ0alIYmiDRe9u&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)

Little Drummer Boy – Jadon Lavik

O Come, All Ye Faithful – TobyMac

Joy to the World – Fernando Ortega

Here With Us – Joy Williams

Christmas is Jesus – Bryan Duncan

O Holy Night – Wayne Watson

While You Were Sleeping – Casting Crowns

Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Chris Tomlin

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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