The Grace of “God with Us”
O Come O Come Emmanuel [Song]
Prayer of Confession
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [Song]
Come And Worship [Song]
Joy To The World [Song]
Heidelberg Catechism Q. 35 & 36
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [Song]
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear [Song]
 Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to the royal son!
 May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor!
 May they fear you while the sun endures,
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
like showers that water the earth!
 In his days may the righteous flourish,
and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
 May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth!
 May desert tribes bow down before him,
and his enemies lick the dust!
 May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands
render him tribute;
may the kings of Sheba and Seba
 May all kings fall down before him,
all nations serve him!
 For he delivers the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
 He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
 From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
and precious is their blood in his sight.
 Long may he live;
may gold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made for him continually,
and blessings invoked for him all the day!
 May there be abundance of grain in the land;
on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may people blossom in the cities
like the grass of the field!
 May his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
May people be blessed in him,
all nations call him blessed!
 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things.
 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
Amen and Amen!
 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. (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.
 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). (ESV)