O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Come O Come Emmanuel

I like the Advent & Christmas songs almost more than any other songs we sing throughout the year.
There is a robust sense of longing & leaning into God’s promises in the Advent & Christmas season…I just like it.

Most of the songs have a lower-voice register too…and more than a few minor keys to remind us that when Jesus returns, the shackles of this life will finally be broken! I said Sunday that even wearing masks, y’all sing better than any congregation I’ve heard…So…let’s really belt ‘em out this week!

We’re spending the next 4 Sundays lining our hearts & lives up with the Father so that when we receive the Son…we’re really ready & he doesn’t show up like an uninvited guest at your home. So, we’ll be asking ourselves what it would be like if God came to town…in the form of hope, peace, joy & love.

“What if God was one of us?” Joan Osbourne asked in a song some years ago. It’s a great question! What would life be like if God knew what it felt like to be hungry, tired, sad, angry, delighted, disappointed…just like us. “The Word became flesh and lived among us.” The greatest miracle ever is that God has done just that…become one of us. Born like us. Grew up like us. Lived, worked, struggled, laughed, suffered & died like us. In his life was life…abundant & overflowing to us with every good gift…hope peace joy love salvation…It’s good news when God comes to town.

Join us for the life-changing experience of God coming to us…so you can be with him forever.

And join us too for our Friday LWF Bible Study Catch-Up

Nov 26, 2021 01:00 PM

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Be safe this week…And take hold of this promise…It hit me with tremendous force this week & I’m trusting it into the new year:

“…Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.” – Romans 4:17

That’s the God we trust…who has called us to be his people in the same way he called Abraham…and who gives life to the dead & from nothing creates new.

John

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