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Join us this Sunday, December 10, at 10:30 AM, as we continue our sermon series,
Songs of the Coming King: An Advent Series from the Psalms, with Pastor Nate Wilks.

We have a rule in the Wilks house. No Christmas music until Thanksgiving dinner is complete. Not on the radio, the Alexa, or other device. So much as a hum will get a quick though playful rebuke. But once the final dish is removed from the table, the songs of the season are fair game and immediately fill our home.

Songs have a way of filling this season with anticipation for the point of Christmas morning. Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Joy to the World, even All I Want for Christmas is You, are a reminder this season is moving somewhere, and for Christians it’s moving to the celebration of the coming King.

Among the Psalms are a series of songs meant to point both to the reality of God’s kingly reign over all of creation, and to point forward with anticipation of the coming King. Join us this Advent season, as Psalms 95-98 will serve like a soundtrack of the season, helping us both look back and look ahead with longing and hope with the melody of the Songs of the Coming King.

  • December 10 – King of the Nations, Psalm 96
  • December 17 – King of Creation, Psalm 97
  • December 24 (am) – Let Earth Receive Her King, Psalm 98
  • December 24 (pm) – King of Salvation, Luke 2:22-32

To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:

Psalm 96 (ESV)

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).
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