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The First Songs of Christmas
Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception.

Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration impact us. We want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. We’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. 

Let’s listen together and discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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