A Year in Review
What Child is This? [Song]
Prayer of Confession
His Mercy Is More [Song]
The Lord Will Provide [Song]
Is He Worthy [Song]
Heidelberg Catechism Q. 35 & 36
Jude Doxology [Song]
All Glory Be to Christ [Song]
 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
 I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
 Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (ESV)
Heidelberg Catechism 35 and 36:
35. Q. What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary?
A. The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took upon Himself true human nature from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, through the working of the Holy Spirit. Thus He is also the true seed of David, and like His brothers in every respect, yet without sin.
 John 1:1; 10:30-36; Rom. 1:3; 9:5; Col. 1:15-17; I John 5:20.  Matt. 1:18-23; John 1:14; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 2:14.  Luke 1:35.  II Sam. 7:12-16; Ps. 132:11; Matt. 1:1; Luke 1:32; Rom. 1:3.  Phil. 2:7; Heb. 2:17.  Heb. 4:15; 7:26, 27.
36. Q. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?
A. He is our Mediator, and with His innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin, in which I was conceived and born.
 I Tim. 2:5, 6; Heb. 9:13-15.  Rom. 8:3, 4; II Cor. 5:21; Gal. 4:4, 5; I Pet. 1:18, 19.
 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV)