Rediscovering the Christmas Season: Joy

Joy

Exposure: Read the passage from Psalms. Get a group together and go Christmas caroling. If you don’t know all the words, print out copies of the lyrics before you go out. You can go through your neighborhood or revisit one of the people you’ve met this month as you’ve reached out to serve.

Exploration: What were people’s responses to your singing? What is your favorite Christmas caroling song? Why is it your favorite song?

Expression: Copy down in your own handwriting the lyrics to your favorite Christmas carol. Ask God to use this season to help you experience the joy and peace the song communicates in a new way this year.

Experience: What is your favorite memory of a Christmas carol?

Psalm 100

A psalm of thanksgiving.

1 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
2     Worship the Lord with gladness.
    Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
    He made us, and we are his.[a]
    We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
    go into his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good.
    His unfailing love continues forever,
    and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Rediscovering the Christmas Season