Christmas Service

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

 

link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qqUrLYBZzI#t=33m55s

 

Topic: "The Joy He Brings"  Service: 8-9.30am and 10-11.45am
Scripture Texts: Luke 2:9-11                                                                                    Speaker: Bishop Moses Tay                 

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."

 

1. The Breakthrough Visitation

    1.1 Angels Appeared

    1.2 Glory Of God shone around

    1.3 Fear Surfaced: Hence 'FEAR NOT' – What a message!

 

2. The Breaking News of Joy

    2.1 Fear Not

    2.2 Good News Of Great Joy

    2.3 To All The People

 

3. The Birth of The Saviour

    3.1 Why was Jesus Born?

    3.2 Where was He Born?

    3.3 How was His Birth celebrated?

 

Conclusion

 

Question by wise men: Where is He who is born King...?

    The famous Christmas Carol 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' captures the point for us:

    O holy Child of Bethlehem,

    Descend to us, we pray,

    Cast out our sin and enter in

    Be born in us today.

 

Prayer:

     Receive JESUS

     Receive JOY

 

Questions for Reflection/Discussion

    1. Was the virgin birth of Jesus necessary? Why?

    2. In what ways is Jesus unique?

    3. What are your comments on the statement 'Christianity is not a religion but a relationship'?

    4. How would you advise a friend who just wants to get to heaven by 'the skin of his teeth'