“Joy to the World”
This week “Joy to the World” will be our theme carol. It certainly includes the basic Christian message, “I bring you good news of great joy”. The lyrics were based on Psalm 98 and the song was never expressly intended to be a Christmas Carol. However, the soaring music has made it so and I think it expresses what Isaac Watts hoped for with this new song (written in the early 1700s). Joy is not confined to Christmas; rather Christmas can cause us to have joy every day.
Scripture Reference: Psalm 98
“I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day”
On this first Sunday in Advent we begin a new series exploring some of our beloved Christmas Carols to find the timeless message of Christmas – the celebration of the birth of Christ.
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11: 1 and Psalm 121
Fellowship – Connecting (Really) in a Networked World
Are we really connected in today’s society? Social media does offer the opportunity, however does it really connect us? Being isolated and feeling lonely causes all kind of other vulnerabilities. Today we talk about the simple concept of fellowship.
Scripture Reference: Acts 2: 42