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Song Devotional Series: Born Is the King (It’s Christmas)

Born Is the King (It’s Christmas) – Devotional Cody Batten It’s Christmas! The time to celebrate the gift of Jesus. Christmas is also a time to reflect on our own lives and remember what this gift from God really means. But how often do we get wrapped up in what Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Hark

Hark – Devotional Rick Nelson Who doesn’t love Christmas carols?  Since we sing them in a shortened time period, their impact is concentrated.  They bring joy to the season, but there is rich theology in the carols. In Charles Wesley’s classic, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, we listen to the Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Peace Upon the Earth

Peace Upon the Earth – Devotional Jeff Redding A waltz by Chopin is not usually something you expect to hear in a Christmas collection. Yet, here it is. Were you surprised? Imagine the shepherds, even more surprised when an angel appeared and announced the birth of, “a Savior, who is Read More

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Song Devotional Series: O Come, All Ye Faithful

O Come, All Ye Faithful – Devotional  Terryl Padilla The Nativity scene is a staple during the Christmas season. People set up scenes in their homes, lawns, stages and stores. We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing the baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and an assortment of other animals and characters, that Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Joy to the World!

Joy to the World – Devotional John Roberts With a world so full of confusion and chaos, it is often hard to stop and realize the amazing joy we have in Christ. Joy is a word we use so frequently in the church that it often loses impact. Joy simply Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Arrival

Christmas is coming! We know you are pouring out everything you have for others and now we want to pour into you! Throughout the month of December, we will be sending out our Song Devotional Series, centered on reminding you of the joy of Christmas, inspired by music. Use these Read More

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How to Lead Worship Through Christmas (Without Missing It Yourself!)

By John Chisum “’Maybe Christmas,’ the Grinch thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.’” —Dr. Seuss Beatle boots. I just wanted Beatle boots. But the package under the tree that had been so promising, the one shaped like the perfect pair of black Beatle boots, packed such a walloping disappointment on Read More

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Have Yourself a Merry (Low-Stress) Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Wishful thinking? As all church musicians know, Christmas starts in June or July when you begin planning and choosing music and doesn’t end until December 25 (or December 26 this year, since Christmas falls on a Sunday). The to-do lists never end and no Read More