Contributed on Dec 4, 2006
What are the Biblical truths taught by this favorite Christmas carol?
Today, we are going to think on the Biblical message found in the .words of that wonderful Christmas carol, "Away In A Manger." A great deal of mystery has surrounded this familiar song of Christmas. One tradition has it that it was written by Martin Luther as a song to be sung to his children. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 5, 2006
A sermon exploring the theological truth taught by this familiar and beloved Christmas hymn.
(Read Text) I want to encourage you to turn to hymn number 143, "O Little Town Of Bethlehem." The words of this beloved Christmas carol were written by Phillip Brooks. Brooks was pastor of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1869 to 1891. He was recognized as one ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2006
A sermon exploring the Biblical truth behind a favorite carol of Christmas.
The composing of this Christmas carol had its beginning with a Christmas eve service in 1818, in the village of Oberndorf in Austria. When it was discovered that the organ in St. Nicholas Church would not function and the music planned for the Christmas Eve service could not be used, Father Joseph ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2006
A consideration of the biblical basis for this beloved Christmas carol.
A young boy once complained to his father that most of the hymns they sang in church were boring to him - too far behind the times - tiresome tunes and meaningless words. His father put an end to his son’s complaints by saying, "If you think you can write better hymns, then why don’t you?" The boy ...read more