December 7, 2014

O Come All Ye Faithful

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Series: Christmas Carols Scripture: Luke 2:8–2:20

O Come All Ye Faithful
Luke 2:8-20

  1. O come all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant,
    O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
    Come and behold Him born the King of angels!
  2. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
    O sing, all ye bright hosts of heav’n above!
    Glory to God, all glory in the highest!
  3. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
    Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n;
    Word of the Father, now in the flesh appearing!

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

Who Does Jesus Call?

1. Jesus calls the Weary and Burdened

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

2. Jesus calls Sinners

“But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”” (Matthew 9:12–13)

Jesus calls you as you are, but He doesn’t Leave You that way!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”(2 Corinthians 5:17)

God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you way too much to leave you that way

Jesus Helps Us To Become:

• More Faithful

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1–2)

• More Joyful

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22–23)

Happiness depends on Happenings; but joy depends on Jesus

• More Triumphant

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
How Can I Come To Him?

1. Believe the Good News about Jesus (8-14)

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” (John 1:12)

2. Decide to Draw Near to Jesus (15-16)

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

3. Connect with faithful traveling companions

“not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

4. Tell Others about the work of Jesus in your life (17-19)

• Believers

• Seekers and Sceptics

5. Focus on glorifying God (13-14, 20)

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)

What does it mean for you to come to Jesus this Christmas?

other sermons in this series

Dec 21


Away in a Manger

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Scripture: Luke 2:10–2:11 Series: Christmas Carols

Dec 14


O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Scripture: Luke 1:26–1:38 Series: Christmas Carols