11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
Isaiah 40:11 (NLT)
We need Advent. We need to slow down and reflect on just what God did through the Incarnation. We need to remember what Christmas is.
Our Advent Conspiracy theme for this week is [Worship Fully]. It was a great beginning for the Advent experience. Christmas began with worship. Sometimes we let the things of this world block our view of the manger. So I led with this clip from a beloved TV show.
We took a look at two people's experiences related to Christmas - Zechariah and Mary. Each began with questions and ended with praise.Our music today was:
O Worship The King - Tomlin
Whole World In His Hands - Redman
and our first Christmas carol - O Come O Come Emmanuel
We used "Grace Flows Down" for the invitation to commitment.
So much to be thankful for.