The text this week is Luke 2:11-14 and other scriptures that show Jesus as the Savior of the world. The worship theme is all Christmas, but focused on the saving work of Jesus, and the visual theme continues to be Christmas nebulae.
Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 191215 Heart Prep
Angels from the Realms of Glory – Hymn #131
What Child is This? – Hymn #137
Preparation for Communion:
Behold the Lamb of God (Andrew Peterson)
Good Christian Men Rejoice – Hymn #151
Scripture for Meditation
Luke 2:11-14 Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. 12This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” 13Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: 14Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!
Matthew 1:18-21 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. 20But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”
Philippians 2:5-11 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. 7Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, 8He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death— even to death on a cross. 9For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth— 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Ephesians 1:7 We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace