“Encouraging One Another!” – Hebrews 10:25
We invite you to worship with us at our 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service called, “Encouraging One Another!”
During Advent our messages have followed the outline of Christian life and faith given to us in the tenth chapter of Hebrews. We are told to live with confidence knowing that Christ who saved us is with us, to hold on to the hope that gives us and to stir up each other with love. Tonight as we celebrate the birthday of our Jesus, Hebrews instructs us, ”Encourage one another.”
What happen that star lit night, the birth of the Babe proclaimed in the field, brought “life abundant” to each shepherd and to us. Let’s go to that hillside, sit down beside the shepherds and listen as the angel announce, “For unto you,” and run with them to worship the Babe lying in a manger.
Question: Is it true that during World War 1, the fighting stopped at the front line on Christmas Eve and Silent Night was sung by the soldiers of opposing armies?
Answer: Yes, it is true. The song was sung simultaneously in French, English and German by troops during the Christmas truce of 1914, as it was a Christmas Carol known and loved by soldiers on both sides of the front line.