Carol #127 – Thou Didst Leave Thy ThroneThou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crownWhen Thou camest to earth for me;But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no roomFor Thy holy nativity. O come to my heart, Lord Jesus -- There is room in my heart for Thee!
Carol #127 – Thou Didst Leave Thy ThroneThou camest, O Lord, with the living wordThat should set Thy people free;But with mocking scorn and with crown of thornThey bore Thee to Calvary. O come to my heart, Lord Jesus -- There is room in my heart for Thee!
Carol #127 – Thou Didst Leave Thy ThroneWhen the heav’ns shall ring and the angels singAt Thy coming to victory,Let Thy voice call me home, saying, “Yet there is room --There is room at My side for thee.” My heart shall rejoice, Lord, Jesus, When Thou comest and callest for me!
Carol #137 – What Child is This?What Child is this, who, laid to rest,On Mary’s lap is sleeping?Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Carol #137 – What Child is This?Why lies He in such mean estateWhere ox and ass are feeding?Good Christian, fear; for sinners hereThe silent Word is pleading. This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Carol #137 – What Child is This?So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,Come, peasant, king, to own Him;The King of kings salvation brings,Let loving hearts enthrone Him. This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Carol #124 – Come Thou Long Expected JesusCome, Thou long-expected Jesus,Born to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us;Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel’s strength and consolation,Hope of all the earth Thou art;Dear Desire of ev’ry nation,Joy of ev’ry longing heart.
Carol #124 – Come Thou Long Expected JesusBorn Thy people to deliver,Born a Child, and yet a King,Born to reign in us forever,Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.By Thine own eternal SpiritRule in all our hearts alone;By Thine all-sufficient merit,Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
WORSHIP LEADERThe Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. MEN But now a righteousness from God, apart fromlaw, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. EVERYONEThe righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
EVERYONE For all have sinned and fall short of the glory ofGod, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. WORSHIP LEADERGod presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. He did this to demonstrate His justice, because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished.
WOMENHe did it to demonstrate His justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. EVERYONE In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with theriches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
WORSHIP LEADER For this reason Christ is the mediator of a New Covenant, that those who are called may receivethe promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the First Covenant. MEN For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
EVERYONE But with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. WORSHIP LEADER Through Him you believe in God, who raised Himfrom the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God. EVERYONE MY FAITH AND HOPE ARE IN GOD!
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion • Common Sense: "Treat people the way youd like to be treated". • Buddhism: From the Udana-Varga 5:18- "Hurt not others with that which pains yourself." • Judaism: from the Old Testament, Leviticus 19:18- "Thou shalt Love thy neighbor as thyself." • Hinduism: From the Hitopadesa- "One should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated." • Zoroastrianism: From the Shast-na-shayast 13:29- "Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.“
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion • Confucianism: From the Analects 15:23- "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." • Native American Spirituality: "All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One." Black Elk • Islam: The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his brother what he likes for himself." Bukhari 1.2 12
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion • Brahmanism: "This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you". Mahabharata, 5:1517 • Ancient Egyptian: "Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do." The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant • Humanism: "Dont do things you wouldnt want to have done to you” British Humanist Society.
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion • Epictetus: "What you would avoid suffering yourself, seek not to impose on others." (circa 100 CE) • Plato: "May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me." (Greece ; 4th century BCE) • Socrates: "Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you." ( Greece ; 5th century BCE) • Seneca: "Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your superiors," Epistle 47:11 ( Rome ; 1st century CE)
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion • Roman Pagan Religion: "The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves." • Didn’t Jesus Say… “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Matthew 7:12)
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion Romans 2:14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.  They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them  on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
The Golden Rule – The Law of Religion We are Trapped by the law We are Guilty under the law We are Condemned under the law We are Hopeless under the law We will be Punished under the law
Galatians 4:4But when the fullness of time had come, God sentforth his Son, born of woman, born under thelaw,  to redeem those who were under thelaw, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent theSpirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba!Father!” *7+ So you are no longer a slave, but ason, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Paul claimed that God sent His Son into theworld to give 3 gifts The Gift of Redemption The Gift of Sonship The Gift of His Spirit
“But when the fullness of time had come…”Fullness of time: The timetable of God is complete– Like a pregnant woman ready to give birth. The people needed a Messiah more than ever The World was unified and speaking a common language The World was under the Pax Romana - peace
“God sent …”Sent: The action of God to send forth fromHimself His Son Past Tense An Intentional Act of God An Act that Demonstrates God’s Love
“God sent forth His Son …”Son: Refers to His character, relationship, and rolewith God the Father He contains the characteristics and attributes of God He has a unique and singular relationship with God He has a role of representing the mind, character, and substance of God
“born of woman, born under the law …”Born of a woman: Jesus came in human form, to identify with our weaknesses and to die our deathBorn under the law: Born with the same requirements so that he could fulfill the requirements, tested, and found true.
to redeem those who were under the law…Redemption – to rescue from lost, to buy back, toransom, to loose or set freeTo be redeemed is to be bought for a price and tobe delivered out of the authority of the law anddeath. God paid Himself – He satisfied His justice. The word reveals our own incapacity to satisfy God’s justice with personal attempts to redeem ourselves.
to redeem those who were under the law…For even the Son of Man came not to be servedbut to serve, and to give his life as a ransomfor many.”(Mark 10:45 ESV)For there is one God, and there is one mediatorbetween God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, whichis the testimony given at the proper time.(1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV)
to redeem those who were under the law……knowing that you were ransomed from thefutile ways inherited from your forefathers, notwith perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, likethat of a lamb without blemish or spot.(1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV)
Carol #144 – How Great Our JoyWhile by the sheep we watched at night,Glad tidings brought an angel bright. How great our joy! Great our joy! Joy, joy, joy, Joy, joy, joy! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!
Carol #144 – How Great Our JoyThere shall the Child lie in a stall,This Child who shall redeem us all. How great our joy! Great our joy! Joy, joy, joy, Joy, joy, joy! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!
Carol #144 – How Great Our JoyThis gift of God we’ll cherish well,That ever joy our hearts shall fill. How great our joy! Great our joy! Joy, joy, joy, Joy, joy, joy! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!
Carol #144 – How Great Our Joy How great our joy! Great our joy! Joy, joy, joy, Joy, joy, joy! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high! Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!
…to redeem those who were under the law, sothat we might receive adoption as sons… 7So youare no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. (Galatians 4:5&7 ESV)
Free from the Chastisement of Rules Adopted to Family Inheritance of Son – with Rights & Responsibilities
Carol #152 – I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayI heard the bells on Christmas dayTheir old familiar carols playAnd wild and sweet the words repeatOf peace on earth good will to menI thought how as the day had comeThe belfries of all ChristendomHad rolled along the unbroken songOf peace on earth good will to men
Carol #152 – I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayAnd in despair I bowed my headThere is no peace on earth I saidFor hate is strong and mocks the songOf peace on earth good will to menThen pealed the bells more loud and deepGod is not dead nor doth He sleepThe wrong shall fail the right prevailWith peace on earth good will to men
Carol #152 – I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayTill ringing singing on its wayThe world revolved from night to dayA voice a chime a chant sublimeOf peace on earth good will to men
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spiritof his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. (Galatians 4:6-7 ESV)
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spiritof his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”(Galatians 4:6 ESV)This is the sweet kiss of God upon the son. Thechild talks to and about the Father on a differentlevel than he did as a slave or a child.The Spirit cries out to God for us and in us.
The first usage of the word ABBA Father wereuttered by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36 ESV)The Spirit of Christ could not bear the thought ofenduring sin. The sacrifice and ransom for sin wasgreat and it caused Christ to groan.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery tofall back into fear, but you have received theSpirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry,“Abba! Father!” *16+ The Spirit himself bearswitness with our spirit that we are children ofGod,  and if children, then heirs—heirs ofGod and fellow heirs with Christ, provided wesuffer with him in order that we may also beglorified with him.(Romans 8:15-17 ESV)
Sealing work of the Spirit: Paul wrote in the letterto the church at Ephesus that the Holy Spirit is theseal or mark in our lives. The Spirit proves we areGod’s children In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,  who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV)
Carol #125 – Joy to the WorldJoy to the world! the Lord is come;Let earth receive her King;Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,And heav’n and nature sing,And heav’n and nature sing,And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
Carol #125 – Joy to the WorldNo more let sins and sorrows grow,Nor thorns infest the ground;He come to make His blessings flowFar as the curse is found,Far as the curse is found,Far as, far as the curse is found.