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TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Organist: Mrs. Linda Carlson

Song Leader: Mr. Jim McCarty

Usher: Mr. Larry Schott

Pastor: Rev. Steve Carlson

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Prelude

Informal Moments

Prayer

Quiet Time of Meditation

Choral Call to Worship

* Hymn #275.........................................

"Sing We Now of Christmas"

* Hymn #249.........................................

"O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Children's Moment......................................

"Away in a Manger"

The Fourth Sunday of Advent.......................

"The Candle of Love"

The Peters Family

Congregation Prayer Concerns

Pastoral Prayer - Lord's Prayer (spoken - debts)

Prayer Hymn #279................................

"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"

Offering

* Doxology - Prayer of Dedication

Choir Selection..........................................

"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"

* Hymn #256.........................................

"Love Has Come"

(Children 3rd Grade and under dismissed to Junior Church)

Scripture...................................................

John 3:1-18

Sermon....................................................

"The Reason for the Season -- Love"

* Closing Hymn #265.............................

"The First Noel"

* Benediction

* 3-Fold Amen

Postlude

* We stand to praise God.

"The Candle of Love"

Today we relight the first three candles of the Advent Wreath — the candles of    HOPE, PEACE and JOY.   Today we will light the fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE—agape love.    

Jesus demonstrated self-giving love in His ministry as the Good Shepherd and the Sacrifice for our sins.  Advent is a time for kindness, a time for thinking of others, a time for sharing with others.  It is a time to love as God loved us by giving us His most precious gift.  As God is love, let us be love also.

In the Isaiah 54:10 we find these words: “’Though the mountains be shaken and the    hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”  God’s love never fails.

In the Gospel of John, chapter 13, verses 34-35, Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  It’s because of the unfailing love of God that we can have hope and peace and joy.  We need to share that love with others.

Let us pray: Teach us to love, O Lord. May we always remember to put You first as we follow Christ’s footsteps.  As we experience Your love for us, may we show it in our lives to others. As we prepare for our celebration of Jesus’ birth, fill our hearts with love for the world, that all may know Your love and the one whom you have sent, Your Son, our Savior. Amen.


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