Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
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Christmas Eve Service Plan 2007

Our Christmas Eve Service will be really special this year. The theme is "the Gospel according to Isaiah".
We will have five readings about the Lord Jesus as prophesied in Isaiah and then five readings from the New Testament describing the fulfillment of these prophecies. A hymn will be sung in between each pair of readings. The five readings will include: Jesus' birth, life and ministry, death, resurrection, and return. My brother already chose his reading - the life and ministry of Christ. I had a hard time choosing, but I ended up taking the passage on the resurrection (Isaiah 25:1-9). I have actually never read this passage before today, but it is fascinating. I am so excited for this Christmas service! I love the Word of God and I love reading it, publicly, privately, and anything in between!

The readings:
Birth - Isaiah 7:10-14; 9:2-7, Luke 1:26-38, O Little Town of Bethlehem
Life - Isaiah 61:1-11
Death - Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 24:13-27, What Child Is This?
Resurrection - Isaiah 25:1-9, 1 Corinthians 15:14-19, Good Christian Men Rejoice
Return - Isaiah 2:1-5, Revelation 19:11-16, I Heard The Bells

And here is a portion of my passage:
On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine - the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation." -Isaiah 25:6-9
Tags: church, holiday, isaiah
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