Pastor Haywood's Theme and Scripture for the Morning:
"Rejoice in the Day of the Lord!"
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 24th have been compiled into one YouTube playlist for your convenience and edification. You can access that playlist by clicking here.
Opening Congregational Hymn: "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" (Click on the hymn's title for Chris Tomlin's worshipful lyric video of this beautiful hymn)
Christmas Creed (Responsive Reading)
Minister: “In the beginning was the Word,”
Congregation: “and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Minister: “He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him,”
Congregation: “and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Minister: “In him was life,”
Congregation: “and the life was the light of men.”
Minister: “The light shines in darkness,”
Congregation: “And the darkness has not overcome it…”
Minister: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,”
Congregation: “And we have seen his glory, Glory as of the only Son from the Father, Full of grace and truth.”
Congregational Hymn: "O Holy Night" (Click here for David Phelps' incomparable, worship-filled live recording of this amazing hymn.)
Congregational Song: "The Gospel Song" (Click on the song's title for Sovereign Grace's lyric video of this song.)
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:68-79
Congregational Song: "He Who Is Mighty" (Click on the song's title for Sovereign Grace's lyric video for "He Who Is Mighty.")
Pastor Haywood's Christmas Message: "Rejoice in the Day of the Lord!" (John 8:48-59)
Congregational Hymn of Response: "Joy to the World" (Click on the hymn's title for a lyric video as recorded by Wintley Phipps with images of Harlan Baptist Church's sanctuary as the background.)