Watch the entire service on Facebook here. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11 PRELUDE WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS *CALL TO WORSHIP (Isaiah 9:2,6) Pastor Melissa We gather together to hear once more a story that is both ancient and current, ...
Our text for Sunday is Mary's song of joy. It's called the Magnificat because that's the first word in Latin. Mary says, "Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed" (Luke 1:48), and her song has been sung for generations. The Magnificat even has its own Wikipedia page. What song(s) do you like best for expressing your joy?
When Job speaks of a redeemer, we think of Jesus. Though Job lived long before Jesus was born, we know that Jesus was already God’s plan to redeem us. (Eph 1:4)
In ancient Israel, there was also the idea of a family redeemer, the closest relative who had the responsibility of stepping in to help when someone was alone or in trouble. Today we would call this the next of kin. For children, this would be mom or dad. A child who has lost their parents or whose parents are not able to care for them needs someone else to be their redeemer or advocate…to stand with them and for them.