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SONG TITLE: THE FIRST NOEL

 

Verse 1
The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep

 

Chorus
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

 

Verse 2
They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night

 

Chorus 2
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

 

Interlude
The King is born, the King is born, the King is born

 

Interlude 2
The King is born, the King is born, the King is born
Let angels adore Him, all bow before him, the King is born

 

CCLI Song # 31047
Pete Kipley / Phil Wickham

 

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SONG TITLE: ALL I AM

 

Verse 1
Take these hands
I know they’re empty but with You I can
Be used for beauty in Your perfect plan
All I am is Yours

 

Verse 2
Take these feet
I know they stumble but You use the weak
You use the humble so please use me
All I am is Yours

 

Chorus 1
I give You all my life I’m letting it go
A living sacrifice no longer my own
All I am is Yours all I am is Yours

 

Verse 3
Take this heart
Set it on fire shining in the dark
I want to tell the world of who You are
All I am is Yours

 

Chorus 2
I give You all my life I’m letting it go
A living sacrifice no longer my own
All I am is Yours all I am is Yours
I give You everything to You I belong
Every beat of my heart the breath in my lungs
All I am is Yours all I am is Yours

 

Bridge
I lift my hands up
God I surrender
All that I am for Your glory Your honor Your fame
I lift my hands up
God I surrender to You

 

Ending
It is Yours

 

CCLI Song # 5989867

Mallory Wickham | Phil Wickham

 

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SONG TITLE: GOODNESS OF GOD

 

Verse 1
I love You Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days
I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
I will sing of the goodness of God

 

Chorus
All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so so good
With every breath that I am able
I will sing of the goodness of God

 

Verse 2
I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In darkest night
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a father
I’ve known You as a friend
I have lived in the goodness of God

 

Bridge
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me

 

CCLI Song # 7117726

Ben Fielding | Brian Johnson | Ed Cash | Jason Ingram | Jenn Johnson

 

 

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SONG TITLE: WITH US

 

Verse 1
Before the world You knew the plans for me
Before my heart believed You came to my rescue
Now I’m found in love
There’s nowhere else to run
You keep my life within Your mighty hands

 

Chorus
(Oh God)
There’s no end to Your love
There’s no end to Your love
You’re with us
You’re with us
There’s nothing in this world
That could take You away
You’re with us
You’re with us

 

Verse 2
Before I call I know You’ll answer me
You’ll make a way beyond what I could imagine
What could separate from the love You gave
I put my hope in everything that You are

 

Bridge
You reign in our hearts
You reign above all
Be lifted on high
(REPEAT 4X)

 

CCLI Song # 5894189

Dylan Thomas | Reuben Morgan

 

 

SERMON NOTES with SCRIPTURE

SERMON TITLE: A Christmas Story

TEACHER:  Dr. Assad Saif

PASSAGE: Luke 1

 

 

Luke 1:1-4 (NIV)

1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

The Problem: When we forget our story, we lose our way. (Luke 1:1-4)

 

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Luke 1:5-10 (NIV)

5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.
8 Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.

 

Observation: God pays attention. (vv. 5-10)

 

If God is paying attention… to you… to me… What does God see? What is God seeing in your life?

 

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Luke 1:11-17 (NIV)

11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.
14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

 

Main Point: There is a specific plan of salvation. (vv. 11-17)

 

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Luke 1:18-25 (NIV)

18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”
19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.
23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

 

Observation: Faith is serious business. (v. 18-25)

 

Question: When God sends a message and says something is going to happen, will you take him seriously?

 

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Luke 1:57-63 (NIV)

57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”
61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”
62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.”

 

Observation: Obedience precedes breakthrough. (v. 57-63)

 

We don’t tend to use words like “spiritual breakthrough” a lot. We should. In fact, so much of our lives deal in the spiritual or supernatural realm. If that is true, how are we operating as spiritual beings? Are faithful and obedient to God? Does God look at our lives and say yes, they are faithful and obedient? Or do we simply say to ourselves “well…. God forgives sinners”?

 

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Luke 1:64-66 (NIV)

64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.

 

The Challenge: If your life tells the story of your faith, what is your story? (vv. 64-66)

 

Question: What is the story your life is telling?

 

 

~End of Sermon~

 

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