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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on new, unknown, and relevant subjects, in this case, Advent. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, so please know that the following authors, speakers, and even ministries, are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.
Pastor Jeff Lucas launches our 2022 Advent series where we will be reflecting on four different Christmas carols each week leading up to Christmas, the first being "Hark the Herald." Pastor Jeff introduces the season of Advent, talking about how it is a season of preparing for Jesus' coming. Watch the full message and learn about the heart of the season of Advent by watching the full sermon here.
Pastor Josh McGinley speaks on the popular Christmas carol, "O Holy Night", in our second weekend of 2022's Advent series. Advent is such a wonderful time of preparation and celebration of the coming of the King of kings and also looking forward to His second coming! There is a powerful line in the first chorus of "O Holy Night" that calls us to “Fall on your knees,” and this is the posture of advent. A posture of worship and humility before the King of kings! Watch the full message here.
Pastor John Mehl starts Windsor's Advent series reflecting on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." More than just looking at the lyrics of the carols, Pastor John beings to look at the Scriptural basis for each of the great proclamations and celebrations of each carol featured in the Advent series. Watch the full message right here.
The great carol, O Holy Night, has quite the history of its development and appearances throughout history. In many ways, this is a microcosm of the ways in which the mighty, miraculous works of the Lord come and meet us in our weary world – just like the very first Christmas. “For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!” Watch the full message from Pastor Donny Abbott here.
For a song that is sung every year at Christmas time, do you know the story behind "Silent Night"? Watch the full message from Pastor Dary to learn more here.
Each of us have a choice to make about the coming of Jesus. Will we accept him for who he truly is? Will we allow ourselves to welcome peace with God? Explore the miracle of the divine interruption into the silent night and explore those questions in your heart. Watch the full message from Pastor John Mehl here.
Written by Charles Wesley in the mid-1700s, “Hark the Herald” was just one of thousands of hymns penned by Wesley with the intention of bringing the gospel to poor and illiterate people in a way they could understand. Following the structure of the original poem, a colleague of Wesley’s, George Whitefield, added the phrase “newborn king” and turned the song into what it has become today — a staple of praise during the holidays. Boldly proclaim "Glory to the King!" with us as you watch the full video here on YouTube.
With a few tweaks to the lyrics over the years, the English version of “O Holy Night” became the global favorite and has moved audiences and hearts every Christmas season since. To continue the tradition, we pause to share this song as a gift to you. May we sing together, reflecting on the night of our Savior’s birth. Let all within us praise His holy name! Watch the full videohere on YouTube.
Silent Night is a global treasure, cherished as an inspiring Christmas carol by diverse audiences around the world. When we sing this carol, we not only continue a special Christmas tradition, but we add our voices to the multitudes who have professed before us: “Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus Lord at Thy birth.” Enjoy the full videoon YouTube.
“Joy to the World,” sung faithfully during the Christmas season, was shockingly composed without any intention of being linked to Christmas. It began as a simple verse that didn’t form into a complete song until over 100 years later. As you sing, rejoice in the Savior’s birth, and join us in preparing our hearts in faithful expectation of Jesus. Rejoice and sing with the full videoon YouTube.
As an early Christmas gift from us to you, here is a video of a Timberline rendition of "O Holy Night" featuring Mandy and Abby, our incredibly talented singer and violinist. You can enjoy this full Christmas video of a centuries-old carol here.
As seen in our Christmas Eve service from 2021, here is our version of "O Come Let Us Adore Him." An extra special thank you to Gracen, the talented singer in this special song. Enjoy the Christmas spirit of the full video here.
We've put together a Christmas playlist to help you get in the spirit while reflecting on the Advent season and Christ's goodness! Listen to the four foundational Christmas carols we've based our Advent series around, as well as other Christmas music to help you worship the Lord in His season. Listen to the full playlist by clicking here.
Our Timberline Women's Ministry put together a playlist as they followed a devotional throughout the Advent season. Listen to the full playlist and reflect on the Advent and Christmas spirit by clicking here.