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.