CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Pastor Drew Humphrey

Christmas is truly a musical holiday. And although some of the songs we sing during this time of year are pretty void of theological significance (like "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer," for instance), plenty of them reflect a profound understanding of the wonder and significance of the season. In this series, we'll look at a few biblical themes of Christmas and how some of our beloved carols serve as fitting, memorable summaries of what this all means.

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Matthew 2:1-11

November 26, 2017


The wise men of the nativity story (and the king who tried to manipulate them) teach us an important lesson about Christmas. They show us that the celebration of the incarnation provides us with a call to worship Jesus Christ. What does this worship loook like? It's more than just singing Christmas songs; it's an entire life oriented around Jesus and exclusively devoted to his lordship.


Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Luke 2:22-38

December 3, 2017


We're not good at waiting. Probably because these days there's not much we have to wait for in the first place. So to appreciate the ways in which God's people anticipated the coming of the Messiah can be very difficult for us. But if we fail to appreciate their anticipation of the Savior, we miss out on more than we might think. We need to get in their shoes and see Christmas as a wait fulfilled.


Joy to the World

Colossians 1:15-20

December 10, 2017


What if Jesus came not only to save individual human souls, but to restore the entire world? What if the plan of redemption turned out to be as borad as Christ's lordship over all of creation? What if Christmas was meant to be good news for us and the fields, floods, rocks, hills, and plains that surround us? In this sermon we'll consider what it means for Jesus to reconcile all things to God.


Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Luke 2:1-14

December 17, 2017


When God chose to enter our world to bring salvation, it would seem reasonable to expect him to come with mighty demonstrations of power and glory. Instead, he entered our world as a human baby born in an old, dirty barn within a backwoods town. What can we learn from this humble entrance? How does the trajectory of Jesus shape the way we view the path and direction of our own lives?


What Child Is This?

Matthew 16:13-17

December 24, 2017


Our experiences are shaped by the questions we ask. So if we find ourselves missing out on the spiritual wonder of Christmas, perhaps it's beause we aren't asking the right questions. But Jesus himself invites us to consider a question that has the potential to transform the way we think about the season. Who is Jesus really? What child is this that we celebrate?