I love Christmas music! Starting on Thanksgiving day, I start listening to a completely new playlist of beautiful songs -- all which point right to who Jesus is.
Have you ever considered that talking about the words to a Christmas Carol is a simple way share your faith? Take "Joy to the World" for an example.
Isaac Watts penned the words to this song originally as a poem to celebrate the finished redemptive work of Jesus. It's basically a paraphrase of Psalm 98:
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn--
shout for joy before the Lord, the King. (vs 4-6, NIV)
Although not actually written as a Christmas hymn, the lyrics communicate the spirit of celebration of this season.
How to Share Jesus using Joy to the World
Just think about the joy He's brought to your life and then speak from your heart.
Let's Talk: Do you have a favorite Christmas carol that points to Jesus?
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12/22/2017 03:55:35 am
I look forward to what I'll find here each week. Thanks for the steady stream of wisdom -- and JOY!
12/29/2017 09:10:45 am
Thanks for joining us here, Michele. Hope you had a wonderfull Christmas with your family. :)
12/22/2017 06:52:12 am
A favorite Christmas carol? That's a hard one because I love so many of them. For some reason I've always liked "We Three Kings" and, of course, "Silent Night." I loved how you took the phrases from Joy to the World and explained how we can use them to share our faith. May you both enjoy all the joy Christ came to give us this Christmas season. Blessings!
12/22/2017 10:34:57 am
Taking the words of Joy to the World and using them to share the truth of Jesus with someone is a wonderful idea! Everyone knows this song and sings it at Christmas making it the perfect way to talk with our unsaved friends and family. Thanks for sharing this with us!
12/22/2017 01:02:30 pm
O Come O Come Emmanuel is one of my favorite Christmas carols. The somber tone of it plus the request and the hope in it just combine to make it beautiful to me!
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