Preparing for the Gathering - Luke 1:46-56; 2:1-20
Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together.
You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing.
Please see the Preparing for the Sermon post for suggestions in thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.
- What would characterize your response to the Messiah? Pride? Humility?
- Describe how you think about the OT and why is it crucial for us to understand the OT if we are going to properly respond to the Messiah.
- How should you live and what should you believe in light of both the ordinary nature of Jesus’ birth, the humility of the son of God, and the glory of God seen in 2:1-20?
- How might these passages be helpful in your discussions with family and friends in the coming days? How might this passage be an encouragement to a brother or sister in Christ? Thoughtfully plan to bring these passages up with those people.
- Click the links below to find the lyrics and recordings of the songs planned for our gathering this Sunday; practice the songs, study the lyrics and sing together.
- Pray for those leading our corporate gathering this week and for the Holy Spirit’s work as the Word of God is further explained and applied: Dawson Bryant: music; Brett Harris: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.
Songs for Sunday
Christmas Eve Gathering
- How Low Was Our Redeemer Brought
- Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
- What Child Is This?
- O Holy Night
- He Who Is Mighty
- Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
- Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus
- Come All Ye Faithful (sheetmusic)
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (sheetmusic)
- He Who Is Mighty (sheetmusic)
- Silent Night (sheetmusic)
- All Glory Be to Christ (sheetmusic)