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Christmas Series 2021: Contemporary Christian Christmas Carols

(News: November 13, 2021)

This year we will be looking at six relatively recent contemporary Christian Christmas songs. The series will run from Sunday, November 28, 2021 to Sunday, December 26, 2021 plus Christmas Eve. Each week we will look at the Scriptures and Scriptural themes behind the text of the song. Most of the songs are familiar, and we will sing them as part of our worship.

The basic ideas and outlines are shown below. If you want to see all the lyrics and full Scripture texts, click here: Contemporary Christian Christmas Carols Full Text

For all the carols on one Youtube Playlist, click here: Contemporary Christian Christmas Carols Playlist

Title: Comfort, Oh Comfort (Caroline Cobb)
Lyric Video: Comfort, Oh Comfort
Date: November 28, 2021
Texts: Isaiah 40:1-5, Isaiah 51:3, Isaiah 53:3-5, Isaiah 35:1-10
Worship: The Promise
Key Sentence: God comforts his waiting people with the promise of renewal
Visual Theme: Christmas Bells
Verse 1. Comfort for those in the desert (Isaiah 40:1-5)
Chorus: Everything New (Isaiah 51:3)
Verse 2. Comfort through the Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3-5)
Verse 3: Comfort in the return to Eden (Isaiah 35:1-10)

Title: He Who is Mighty (Sovereign Grace)
Lyric Video: He Who is Mighty
Date: December 5, 2021
Texts: Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7; Luke 1:46-55; Galatians 5:1; Psalm 52:8-9
Worship: Magnificat
Key Sentence: He who is mighty has done a great thing for us in Jesus
Visual Theme: Christmas Ornaments
Verse 1: Light pierced the night (Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7)
Chorus: He’s done a great thing (Luke 1:46-55)
Verse 2: Freed from the yoke of sin (Galatians 5:1)
Bridge: Rejoicing to trust (Psalm 52:8-9)
Chorus: Holy is His name

Title: Light of the World (Lauren Daigle)
Lyric Video: Light of the World
Date: December 12, 2021
Texts: Luke 2:22-38, John 1:9,14, Luke 4:16-21, Matthew 21:5, Luke 2:14
Worship: Immanuel
Key Sentence: The light of the world is the answer to our longing
Visual Theme: Christmas Candles
Verse 1: Waiting in a broken world (Luke 2:22-38)
Chorus: The light has come (John 1:9, 14)
Verse 2: The song for the suffering (Luke 4:16-21)
Bridge: Behold your king (Matthew 21:5)
Chorus: Glory! (Luke 2:14)

Title: Noel (Chris Tomlin)
Lyric Video: Noel
Date: December 19, 2021
Texts: Luke 2:8-17, Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 2:15-16, Ephesians 3:18-19, Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Cor 15:50-57, Revelation 11:15-17
Worship: Noel
Key Sentence: We rejoice in the story of God’s amazing love
Visual theme: Star of Bethlehem
Verse 1: Love incarnate (Luke 2:8-17, Isaiah 9:6-7)
Chorus: Come and see what God has done (Luke 2:15-16, Ephesians 3:18-19)
Verse 2: Love victorious (Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Cor. 15:50-57, Revelation 11;15-17)

Labor of Love (Andrew Peterson)
Lyric Video: Labor of Love
Date: December 24, 2021
Texts: Luke 2:1-7, Mark 15:33-34, Matthew 1:18-25, 1 John 4:10
Worship: O Little Town
Key Sentence: Jesus’ poverty and loving pain are foreshadowed in Bethlehem.
Visual Theme: Nativity Scenes
Verse 1: You could hear a woman cry (Luke 2:1-7)
Chorus: It was a labor of pain (Mark 15:33-34)
Verse 2: Calloused hands and weary eyes (Matthew 1:18-25)
Chorus: It was a labor of love (1 John 4:10)

Title: How Many Kings (Downhere)
Lyric Video: How Many Kings
Date: December 26, 2021
Texts: Matthew 2:1-10, Philippians 2:5-8, Matthew 2:11-12, John 3:16
Worship: We Three Kings
Key Sentence: Jesus stepped down from his throne to become least for me
Visual Theme: Wise men; gold, frankincense and myrrh
Verse 1: Follow the star to a place unexpected (Matthew 2:1-10)
Chorus: How many kings stepped down? (Philippians 2:5-8)
Verse 2: Gold, Frankincense and Myrhh (Matthew 2:11-12)
Chorus: How many fathers gave up their sons? (John 3:16)