Today’s Worship–December 28th, 2012

Season’s Greetings Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Zechariah 13-14 and Revelation 19

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thundering’s, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. ” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:6-8

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It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour – George Washington.

Today’s Song Story

All My Hope On God is Founded

Joachim Neander wrote this hymn and sixty more. He was a member of the German Reformed Church, and was strongly influenced by Philip Spener, the founder of Pietism. A rambunctious sort in his youth, he became involved in ministry in his 20s, but died at age 30 of tuberculosis. However, his hymns, particularly this one and the more famous "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation" have inspired Christian worship for more than three centuries (Neander died in 1680).

This hymn calls us to trust God rather than "mortal pride" or "earthly glory." It reminds us that "sword and crown betray our trust." It calls us to praise the one whose "great goodness e’er endureth."

An interesting side note: Neander’s family name had originally been Neumann, which means "New Man" in German. However, Joachim’s grandfather changed his name to the Greek form, Neander, and that became the family name. Joachim Neander enjoyed the outdoors, and used to spend much time in the lovely Dussel River Valley. After his death, grateful people honored Neander by naming the valley after him. In German, "thal" means valley, so the name of the valley became Neanderthal. Nearly two centuries later in 1856, an ancient skeleton was discovered in that valley. It became known as the Neanderthal Man because of the name of the valley in which the skeleton was discovered. So the Neanderthal Man was named after the valley that was earlier named after the writer of this hymn.

­­–– Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan

 

Billboard’s Countdown of the Top 50 Christian Songs of 2012

Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3zeFIWkPsyJ-xZQyx5m2rNWfXbSz07FH&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)

#34

I Need a Miracle – Third Day

#33

When Mercy Found Me – Rhett Walker Band

#32

Courageous – Casting Crowns

#31

Waiting For Tomorrow – Mandisa

#30

Strong Enough – Matthew West

#29

Love Come to Life – Big Daddy Weave

#28

Jesus In Disguise – Brandon Heath

#27

Should’ve Been Me – Citizen Way

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 514-929-6098.

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

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