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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Words of Encouragement December 11, 2011

This morning we welcomed the third week of Advent with the "Shepherds Candle", the candle of Praise.
Sometimes in this season we get lost in thoughts of gifts and parties when really Christmas should be a time to remember and give praise for God's greatest gift: the birth of a Saviour to redeem us from our sins.

 This candle reminds us of the importance of praising God for the wondrous things He has done for us in our lives.

I tend to think of praise songs as the lively songs and worship songs as the soft songs. Here is a worshipful praise song that I think fits for the Advent message today.

Verses for Today: 
Luke 2: 8-15
 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 

We enjoyed the children's program this morning. I pray that we might enjoy the true gift of Christmas with the enthusiasm of a child. 

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