Pastor Haywood's Text and Theme for December 16th:
“The Word of God through the People of God Testifies”
Note: The following songs of praise and worship are chosen prayerfully, in hopes that they will be used by God to prepare fertile ground in our hearts to more effectively receive the seed of His Word.
Lyric videos for each of the following songs that we'll be singing December 16th have been compiled into one YouTube playlist for your convenience and edification. You can access that playlist by clicking here.
Opening Congregational Hymn: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (While we will be singing the original hymn in our morning's worship service, this lyric video of Chris Tomlin's arrangement is a beautiful and Christ-exalting preparation of our hearts.)
Congregational Song: "He Who Is Mighty" (Click on the song's title for Sovereign Grace's lyric video for "He Who Is Mighty.")
Congregational Song: "Gift of Love" (Click on the song's title for the lyric video of Hillsong's arrangement of this song, which is the one we will be singing Sunday morning.)
Congregational Song: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (Click on the song's title for a lyric video for this slightly different arrangement of the well-known Wesley hymn.) The praise team's prayer is that we all will focus more intently on the song's God-exalting lyrics as we sing this arrangement during the offertory on December 9th. Then, next Sunday, we'll all sing it together.
Song of Response: "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" (Click on the song's title for the lyric video to the recording of this song from the Jesus, the One and Only soundtrack. This is the arrangement we at HBC use.)