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O Holy Night Lyrics Christmas Carol Lyrics O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born; O night, O Holy Night, O night divine! O night, O Holy Night, O night divine! Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land. The King of kings lay thus lowly manger; In all our trials born to be our friends. He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger, Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. And in his name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, With all our hearts we praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we, His power and glory ever more proclaim! His power and glory ever more proclaim!
Talk 3- Action- How do you walk the walk Youth retreat, Ovoca Manor, 2006
Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalm 1 Walk Stand Sit Determines if you ’ d Prosper Perish
What walk do you have? Timid, confident, arrogant git, north side walk (pidgeon), model, little girl, timid, yah man walk External put on, method acting or from inside Proact or react Behave in accordance to thinking inside Stressed out and out of control or yes another is controlling
Walk Where do you walk? Who has access to your mind?
How do you live? Athlete Drifter Soldier Supermodel Celebrity X factor finalist
What are the things you tell yourself? It ’ s not my fault, I am born this way Everyone sin ( 1John) I cannot be as super as them? Sure that only applies to them. I think you can only hope for the best It ’ s no use. See how miserable I am I can ’ t help feeling like that That ’ s just the way I am Life is so miserable I ’ m no good
Destructive emotions Self hate Anger Unforgiveness Critical spirit Positive emotions Rejoicing Praise Trust Encouragement Do good giving
Moods Energetic Laughing Jumping Happy Exuberant Look forward to future Vibrant Low mood Unhappy Sad Don ’ t feel like anything Yuk I want to go back to sleep and hide It ’ s much easier when you are happy
Possible Rejoice always How to do it
Low mood – depressed, can ’ t motivate myself – ps 143 Cry out to God Dark place where he feels he ’ s almost dead admit his feelings Then he remembers how God had worked in the past Yearn for God God answer me quickly I want to trust you Hide me in You Teach me to do Your will Save me for Your name ’ s sake
Antidepressant – Psalm 143:3-10 Vs 3 Identify the nature and the cause of problem. Recognise who is the cause of it, depression steals light and life Vs 5 remember the good times Vs 6 praise God in the midst of problem Vs7 ask God for help Vs 8 listen for his answer Vs 9 Pray for deliverance Vs 10 seek God ’ s wisdom, knowledge and leadership.
Give praise, even with tears streaming down your face
Self pity What is it? Learn my lesson Cycle of self pity How I indulge in it, Self-focused, Self indulgence Does it impress God Might get some relief but ultimately waste of time Even worse destroys your life Mistrust Jealousy and envy
Self pity Do you have the X-factor thinking Confidence is in what God says rather than self.
Get your identity in Christ
Christmas hope Isn ’ t that why we celebrate Christmas each year? To refocus on the One who offers hope in this fallen world and fills us with lasting peace. Hope for the hurting, the sick, and the lost. Christmas reminds us to rejoice in the truth that no matter what we face on earth, Jesus has overcome the world! Gazing on Christ helps us to see, if we have Jesus, we have everything we need.
Questions What am I telling myself? What thoughts keeping coming at me? How does that make me feel? Is it based on truth or lie? How can I change my emotions? Do I have self-pity? Or depressed? How can I conquer it. What does God ’ s word say that I am?
Check these out Isaiah 41:10, Fear not Psalm 91:1, protection Isaiah 43:1,4, belonged and loved Psalm 86:7, God answers when we call 2 Tim 1:7, power of love and sound mind Heb 13:5b, not forsaken
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