5. Joy To The World

Psalm 98

Introduction and Background

·   What if I don’t feel jolly?

·   Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

·   Joy to the World (1719)

·   Watts and chronic illness

Why can we sing for joy at Christmas, even when times are tough?

1)   Jesus has come as our Promised King (Lk 2:8-12)

2)   King Jesus has come to save us from sin (Matt 1:20-21)

3)   King Jesus will end sin’s destruction of things (Ps 98; Gen 3:17-19; Rom 8:20-22)  

4)   Jesus will reign as the best of all Kings (Is 9:6-7; Phil 2:9-11)

1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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Luke 2:1-20

Introduction and Background

Why does Charles Wesley urge us to sing with the herald-angels?

  1. Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to God
  2. Jesus came to earth to relate to us as God
  3. Jesus came to earth to raise us to be with God

Will you be singing this Christmas?