Few people don’t know who Jesus is, and most people understand that Christmas is a story that revolves about the birth of the Messiah. But who was Jesus exactly? Who was he before he came to earth to save the world. The answers to that question have a dramatic impact on one’s understanding of Christmas.
This is the third lesson from Mike based on well-known Christmas carols. “Hark the herald angels sing ‘Glory to the newborn king’ Peace on earth, and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled.” This deeply theological song, originally written by Charles Wesley in 1739, is the Christmas story. What are angels exactly? They are God’s messengers.…
Perhaps surprisingly, this popular Christmas story provides interest parallels to important Biblical truths. In this powerful lesson, Mike shares his 13-year old Bible version of the song, and uses the story to illustrate powerful spiritual lessons.
The song we know as “Joy to the World” was actually inspired by Psalm 98. It was written by the “Father of English Hymnody,” Isaac Watts. However, the truth is that “Joy to the World” was not written as a Christmas song at all!