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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Long Lay the World

Dec 1, 2019

At first, the line just seems like a bit of rising action in the verse leading to the famous chorus and the full on punch of O Holy Night. However, there is so much weight in the little lyric, "till he appeared and the soul felt its worth." We live in a culture where our souls are encased in a body that doesn't feel its worth and if the body doesn't feel worth, how can the soul? Yet, Christ breaks into the world to unify mind, body, and soul and to bring dignity and a holistic salvation to all who long for his appearing. Advent reveals just how much you are worth to God. Dietrich Bonhoeffer would say, "And in the Incarnation the whole human race to recover the dignity of the image of God. Henceforth, any attack even on the least of men is an attack on Christ, who took the form of man, and in his own Person restored the image of God in all that bears a human form." Join us as we walk through the Advent Season working through the implications of that O Holy Night.

**This sermon was not recorded due to House Church.**