Tag: Advent

  • True Food and True Drink from Heaven

      Numbers 11:4-13; John 1:14; 6:51-59 (text) November 29, 2015 * Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: Today, we start the season of Advent this year 2015. Advent is a time of remembering and giving thanks to God for his most precious gift: Jesus his only-begotten who was born a true human baby to save…

  • Christmas in the Gospel of John

    Christmas in the Gospel of John

      This Advent season, we commemorate the birth of our Savior Jesus on selected passages from the Gospel of John. The first in the series this Lord’s Day, November 29, is: “True Food and True Drink from Heaven” based on Numbers 11:4-13; John 1:14; 6:51-59 (text)

  • Liturgy for December 21, 2014

    Liturgy for December 21, 2014

      Download bulletin (PDF) Welcome and Announcements Entering into God’s Presence * Call to Worship: Psalm 148 * Invocation: Psalm 121:1-2 Minister: We lift up our eyes to the hills. From where does our help come? ALL: Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. * God’s Greeting: Galatians 1:3-5 Grace to you and peace…

  • Schedule of Songs for Christmas Series

    Schedule of Songs for Christmas Series

    Since the theme of all three Sunday worship services is the Song of Zechariah in Luke 1:67-79, all the opening songs are based on this canticle. The words and music of these three songs will be published later. December 7: “A Horn of Salvation” Psalm 18:2; Luke 1:67-71 Song of Praise: “O Come, O Come,…

  • Christmas Sermon Series 2014

    December 7: “A Horn of Salvation” (Psalm 18:2; Luke 1:67-71) December 14: “To Remember His Holy Covenant” (Psalm 105:8, 9; Luke 1:72-75) December 21: “The Sunrise Shall Visit Us” (Psalm 107:10-16; Luke 1:76-79)

  • Songs Recommended for Advent Worship

    Songs Recommended for Advent Worship

    The following is a list of songs I like to sing during the Advent Season. Most of the these songs listed are approved by the URCNA, with a few deletions and additions. Hymn Words By Tune Advent of Our God, The Charles Coffin, 1736 St. Thomas, Aaron Williams, 1770 All My Heart This Night Rejoices…

  • First Sunday of Advent 2013: “A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

    First Sunday of Advent 2013: “A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

    “When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, ‘I drew him out of the wate’r” (Exodus 2:10). “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

  • Christmas in Genesis

    Christmas in Genesis

    This Advent season, I’m planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. There will be three sermons on a mini-series, “Christmas in Genesis.”

  • Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every Respect”

    Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every Respect”

    Notwithstanding images of a “super baby” at his birth, Jesus was like any other baby born in this world by a woman. We hear cute little children in Christmas pageants singing, “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.” No, the baby Jesus did cry.

  • “The Son Fulfilled the Righteous Requirement of the Law”

    “The Son Fulfilled the Righteous Requirement of the Law”

    Christ “became a curse” to redeem us from the “curse of the law” (Gal 3:13). He was “born under the law” to redeem us who were “under the law” (Gal 4:4-5).