The text this week starts in Genesis 3:15 and continues through a half a dozen places where the line of human descent for God’s promised Messiah is traced, ending with the genealogies of Christ. The worship theme is “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” and the visual them is paths through the snow, indicating the long path that God used to bring the Messiah to birth.
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Hallelujah, Light Has Come – Barlow Girl
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Hymn #123 (Piano Guys)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (with lyrics)
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).
Isaiah 11:1-2There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
There Blooms A Rose in Bethlehem
Psalm 110:1-4 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! 3Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours. 4The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Of the Father’s Love Begotten – Hymn #118
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Hymn #152
Prepare Him Room – Sovereign Grace
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Hymn #124