by Tiffany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, December 2006~Volume 6, Number 9
Christmas—what a special time of year! For many, it is a favorite holiday. But the meaning goes far beyond cookies, music, and presents. It’s about the risen Christ Who has come to this world to save us from our sins. That is something to be excited about!
Even though most of us are quite aware of this wonderful news, we occasionally take it for granted and do not joyfully share it with others. But Christmas is a time when we have ample opportunity to proclaim Christ’s birth, death, resurrection, and the Gospel message. Here I would like to share with you an idea of a way to do that.
Years ago, a lady in our home school group presented this method of Christmas caroling at an assisted living home. Not only do people hear Christmas carols, but they are also given the Gospel message. We really appreciated it and came up with our own to do for neighbors and others. Perhaps you can think of one yourselves. Accompanying your music, you might want to give away Bibles and maybe a candy cane (with the meaning of the candy cane.) For this presentation you will need a narrator and a Scripture reader, and of course the voices to sing!
Note: For ours, we sang only the first and last stanzas on the hymns as this presentation is a little lengthy. On the last hymn, however, we recommend all stanzas.
Narrator: We would like to present to you a program of both song and Scripture, telling the events that happened over 2000 years ago. The Good News that came to our earth then is still alive today.
Scripture: Luke 1:26–31
Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Scripture: Luke 2:4–5
Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Scripture: Luke 2:6–7
Hymn: Away in a Manger
Scripture: Luke 2:8–12
Hymn: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Scripture: Luke 2:13–14
Hymn: Hark, the Herald
Scripture: Luke 2:15–20
Hymn: Joy to the World
Narrator: This Good News proclaimed to the world so long ago is still available to you today, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Scripture: John 3:16–17
Hymn: Because He Lives (all stanzas)
Narrator: We would like to thank you for sharing a little bit of your Christmas with us. In closing, we would like to say . . . (sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas, replacing “to you and your kin” with “from Jesus our King.”
I hope you find this helpful as you proclaim Christ this Christmas and always!
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