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Heart Prep for Sunday, August 11, 2013

This is the first week of our time in the book of Matthew. We will be studying Matthew’s genealogy, and seeing how God is THE master at working a plan. And we’ll be worshiping in a very Christmassy (is that a word?) way.

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Matthew 1:18-23 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (too many nice versions to just link one!)

Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

How Many Kings

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – some alternate verses

Angels we Have Heard on High

Joy To The World
Actually I’ve always liked the Mannheim Steamroller version of this one too.
And I know some folks really like the Chris Tomlin version

Closing Songs

He is Exalted
He is Exalted Twila Paris live.

O Worship the King This one has a little bridge, but is otherwise pretty much the traditional version we use.