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Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; [2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law, he meditates day and night. [3] He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. [4] The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. [5] Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; [6] for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)

Colossians 3:16–17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [17] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (ESV)

Carols From the First Christmas

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Carols From the First Christmas

In the first two chapters of the Gospel According to Luke there are five poetic pieces, songs we might say, that announce the arrival of the promised Messiah. Each of the individuals who exclaim these beautiful words are used by the Holy Spirit as heralds of the good news that a Savior King was being born. The five heralds of the coming of the Christ are: Elizabeth the cousin of Mary (1:42-45), Mary the mother of Jesus (1:46-55), Zechariah the husband of Elizabeth (1:68-79), the angels who appeared to the shepherds (2:14), and Simeon the old prophet (2:29-32). We should be careful to notice that each of the “songs” has within it latent emphasis. Elizabeth’s Song has emphasizes humble faith. Mary’s Song emphasizes faith. Zechariah’s Song emphasizes hope. The Angels’ Song speaks of joy - adoration. Simeon’s Song emphasizes waiting.

December 9, 2018

The Song of Mary, Part 2

Speaker: Pastor Scott Slaughter Series: Carols From the First Christmas Topic: Christmas, Incarnation, Jesus Scripture: Luke 1:46–1:55