Sunday Recap 12.18.2016

Thanks for checking out our recap from our services on December 18, 2016. Below, you will find some of the songs, readings, and links to the sermon.

Worship Through Song

Noel

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

God With Us

Scripture Reading and Prayer 

The Word of the Lord from Deuteronomy:

Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of

heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Yet the LORD set his heart

in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you

above all peoples, as you are this day. Circumcise therefore the

foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn. For the LORD

your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty,

and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He

executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the

sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner,

therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

The Word of the Lord from 1st John:

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and

whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who

does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the

love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only

Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is

love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his

Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us,

we also ought to love one another.

This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

We have lit three candles so far. These candles represent hope,

peace, and joy. Today, we light this fourth candle for love. Let us pray.

Lord, thank you for loving us. On our best day and on our worst

day, you have never changed in how you feel about us or act

toward us. We know this to be true because you sent your son into

this world for us. Let this love jolt us and provoke us. May we be a

people who are known by their love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

O Come All Ye Faithful

Worship Through Word

Neil, our Lead Pastor, preached a sermon on the indicting nature of the love of God. You can listen to it here on our church podcast or watch it below.