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1 Carols by Candlelight 2014

2 O Come all ye faithful 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; Chorus O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

3 God of God, Light of Light, Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb; Very God, Begotten not created. Chorus O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

4 Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation; Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, In the highest; Chorus O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

5 Carols by Candlelight 2014

6 Matthew 1 The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham:

7 Genesis 12 (written c1450 BC) The Call of Abram 1 The L ORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.

8 Genesis 12 (written c1450 BC) The Call of Abram 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”

9 Matthew 1 The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar). Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram

10 Matthew 1 The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 4 Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon. 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse. 6 Jesse was the father of King David.

11 Jeremiah 23 v 5 (written c600 BC) 5 “For the time is coming,” says the L ORD, “when I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line. He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just and right throughout the land.

12 Matthew 1 The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah). 7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa.

13 Matthew 1 8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah. 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah.

14 Matthew 1 11 Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon). 12 After the Babylonian exile: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor.

15 Matthew 1 14 Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Eliud. 15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the father of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

16 What child is this? What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring Him praise, the babe, the Son of Mary.

17 Why lies He in such mean estate, where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian fear: for sinners here the silent Word is pleading. This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring Him praise, the babe, the Son of Mary.

18 So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, come, peasant, king, to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone Him. This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring Him praise, the babe, the Son of Mary.

19 Isaiah 7 v 14 (written c700 BC) 14 All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

20 Matthew 1 - Joseph’s Story The Birth of Jesus the Messiah 18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.

21 Matthew 1 - Joseph’s Story The Birth of Jesus the Messiah 19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. 20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said,

22 Matthew 1 - Joseph’s Story “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All of this occurred to fulfil the Lord’s message through his prophet:

23 Matthew 1 - Joseph’s Story 23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” 24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

24 Angels from the realms of Glory Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight through all the earth; heralds of creation’s story now proclaim Messiah’s birth! Come and worship Christ, the new-born king; come and worship, worship Christ the new-born king.

25 Shepherds in the fields abiding, watching by your flocks at night, God with us is now residing: see, there shines the infant light! Come and worship Christ, the new-born king; come and worship, worship Christ the new-born king.

26 Wise men, leave your contemplations! brighter visions shine afar; seek in him the hope of nations, you have seen his rising star: Come and worship Christ, the new-born king; come and worship, worship Christ the new-born king.

27 Though an infant now we view him, he will share his Father’s throne, gather all the nations to him; every knee shall then bow down: Come and worship Christ, the new-born king; come and worship, worship Christ the new-born king.

28 Luke 1 - Mary’s Story The Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said,

29 Luke 1 - Mary’s Story “Greetings, favoured woman! The Lord is with you!” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favour with God!

30 Luke 1 - Mary’s Story 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”

31 Luke 1 - Mary’s Story 35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived

32 Luke 1 - Mary’s Story a son and is now in her sixth month. 37 For the word of God will never fail.” 38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

33 Mary did you know?

34 Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. 2 (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census.

35 Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus 4 And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home.

36 Micah 5 v 2 (written c700 BC) A Ruler from Bethlehem 2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf.

37 Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus He travelled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. 5 He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.

38 Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus 7 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

39 O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie! Above your deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by: yet in your dark streets shining is everlasting light; the hopes and fears of all the years are met in you tonight.

40 For Christ is born of Mary; and, gathered all above, while mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

41 How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming; but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

42 O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; cast out our sin, and enter in; be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Immanuel.

43 Isaiah 9 v 6-7 (written c700 BC) 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end.

44 Isaiah 9 v 6-7 (written c700 BC) He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the L ORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

45 Luke 2 The Shepherds and Angels 8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them.

46 Luke 2 “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

47 Luke 2 13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven —praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” 15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other,

48 Luke 2 “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.

49 Luke 2 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

50 While Shepherds Watched While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, the angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around.

51 ‘Fear not,’ said he – for mighty dread had seized their troubled mind – ‘Glad tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind: ‘To you in David’s town this day is born of David’s line, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be the sign:

52 ‘The heavenly babe you there shall find to human view displayed, all meanly wrapped in swaddling bands, and in a manger laid.’ Thus spake the angel; and forthwith appeared a shining throng of angels praising God, who thus addressed their joyful song:

53 ‘All glory be to God on high, and to the earth be peace; goodwill henceforth from heaven to men begin and never cease!’

54 Malachi 3 v 1 (written c400 BC) The Coming Day of Judgment 3 “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the L ORD of Heaven’s Armies.

55 Luke 2 Jesus is Presented in the Temple 21 Eight days later, when the baby was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel even before he was conceived. 22 Then it was time for their purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child;

56 Luke 2 Jesus is Presented in the Temple so his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. 23 The law of the Lord says, “If a woman’s first child is a boy, he must be dedicated to the L ORD.” 24 So they offered the sacrifice required in the law of the Lord—“either a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

57 Hark The Herald Angels Hark! the herald-angels sing, ‘Glory to the new-born King! Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.’ Joyful, all you nations rise, join the triumph of the skies; with the angelic host proclaim, ‘Christ is born in Bethlehem!’ Hark! the herald-angels sing, Glory to the new-born King!’

58 Christ by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, late in time behold Him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb! Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail, the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel. Hark! the herald-angels sing, Glory to the new-born King!’

59 Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace! Hail, the Sun of righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, risen with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die; born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth. Hark! the herald-angels sing, Glory to the new-born King!’

60 Zechariah 9 v 9 (written c500 BC) Zion’s Coming King 9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.

61 Matthew 2 Visitors from the East Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the new-born king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”

62 Matthew 2 3 King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. 4 He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:

63 Matthew 2 6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’” 7 Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared.

64 Matthew 2 8 Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!” 9 After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was.

65 Matthew 2 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

66 Matthew 2 12 When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.

67 We Three Kings We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts we travel afar, field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star: O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.

68 Born a King on Bethlehem plain, gold I bring to crown Him again: King for ever, ceasing never, over us all to reign. O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.

69 Frankincense for Jesus have I, God on earth yet Priest on high; prayer and praising all men raising: worship is earth’s reply. O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.

70 Myrrh is mine: its bitter perfume tells of His death and Calvary’s gloom; sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, sealed in a stone-cold tomb. O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.

71 Glorious now, behold Him arise, King, and God, and sacrifice! Heaven sings out, ‘Alleluia!’, ‘Amen!’ the earth replies. O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to the perfect light.

72 Hosea 11 v 1 (written c750 BC) The L ORD ’s Love for Israel 11 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and I called my son out of Egypt.

73 Matthew 2 The Escape to Egypt 13 After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

74 Matthew 2 14 That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, 15 and they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt.”

75 Matthew 2 16 Herod was furious when he realized that the wise men had outwitted him. He sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance. 17 Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

76 Matthew 2 18 “A cry was heard in Ramah— weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.”

77 Jeremiah 31 v 15 (written c600 BC) Rachel’s Sadness Turns to Joy 15 This is what the L ORD says: “A cry is heard in Ramah— deep anguish and bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted— for her children are gone.”

78 Matthew 2 The Return to Nazareth 19 When Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20 “Get up!” the angel said. “Take the child and his mother back to the land of Israel, because those who were trying to kill the child are dead.”

79 Matthew 2 21 So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. 22 But when he learned that the new ruler of Judea was Herod’s son Archelaus, he was afraid to go there. Then, after being warned in a dream, he left for the region of Galilee. 23 So the family went and lived in a town called Nazareth. This fulfilled what the prophets had said: “He will be called a Nazarene.”

80 Joy to the World Joy to the world, the Lord has come! let earth receive her King; let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing!

81 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns! your sweetest songs employ while fields and streams and hills and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

82 He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness, the wonders of His love, the wonders of His love, the wonders, wonders of His love.

83 Carols by Candlelight 2014

84 No Room?

85 1 prophecy = 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 300,000 8 prophecies = 1 in 100,000,000,000,000, prophecies = too many zero’s!

86 No Room? Luke 2 v 7 (NIV) 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

87 No Room? Isaiah 53

88 No Room? John 3 v For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him

89 No Room? John 3 v For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

90 No Room? Revelation 3 v 20 (NIV) 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me

91 No Room?

92 Silent Night Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace

93 Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour is born

94 Silent night, holy night Son of God, love's pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

95 We wish you a Very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year


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