A Promise Fulfilled
Praise The Lord Ye Heavens [Song]
Prayer of Confession
Before the Throne of God Above [Song]
Our Song From Age To Age [Song]
O Come O Come Emmanuel [Song]
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [Song]
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
 I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”
 You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have sworn to David my servant:
 ‘I will establish your offspring forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah
 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!
 For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?
Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,
 a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones,
and awesome above all who are around him?
 O LORD God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O LORD,
with your faithfulness all around you?
 You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you still them.
 You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
 The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;
the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
 The north and the south, you have created them;
Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
 You have a mighty arm;
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout,
who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face,
 who exult in your name all the day
and in your righteousness are exalted.
 For you are the glory of their strength;
by your favor our horn is exalted.
 For our shield belongs to the LORD,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
 Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one, and said:
“I have granted help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
 I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him,
 so that my hand shall be established with him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
 The enemy shall not outwit him;
the wicked shall not humble him.
 I will crush his foes before him
and strike down those who hate him.
 My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him,
and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
 I will set his hand on the sea
and his right hand on the rivers.
 He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’
 And I will make him the firstborn,
the highest of the kings of the earth.
 My steadfast love I will keep for him forever,
and my covenant will stand firm for him.
 I will establish his offspring forever
and his throne as the days of the heavens.
 If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,
 if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
 then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
 I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.
 His offspring shall endure forever,
his throne as long as the sun before me.
 Like the moon it shall be established forever,
a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah
 But now you have cast off and rejected;
you are full of wrath against your anointed.
 You have renounced the covenant with your servant;
you have defiled his crown in the dust.
 You have breached all his walls;
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
 All who pass by plunder him;
he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
 You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
you have made all his enemies rejoice.
 You have also turned back the edge of his sword,
and you have not made him stand in battle.
 You have made his splendor to cease
and cast his throne to the ground.
 You have cut short the days of his youth;
you have covered him with shame. Selah
 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your wrath burn like fire?
 Remember how short my time is!
For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
 What man can live and never see death?
Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
 Lord, where is your steadfast love of old,
which by your faithfulness you swore to David?
 Remember, O Lord, how your servants are mocked,
and how I bear in my heart the insults of all the many nations,
 with which your enemies mock, O LORD,
with which they mock the footsteps of your anointed.
 Blessed be the LORD forever!
Amen and Amen. (ESV)
We believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things
visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus
Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from
the Father before all ages, God from God,
Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made; of the same essence
as the Father. Through him all things were
made. For us and for our salvation he came down
from heaven; he became incarnate by the
Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was
made human. He was crucified for us under
Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to
the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and
is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory to judge
the living and the dead. His kingdom will
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father
and the Son, and with the Father and the
Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke
through the prophets. We believe in one holy
catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one
baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look
forward to the resurrection of the dead, and
to life in the world to come. Amen.
 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,  and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,  and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon,  and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,  and Jesse the father of David the king.
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,  and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,  and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah,  and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,  and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,  and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,  and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,  and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud,  and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,  and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. (ESV)