The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains the only information found in the Bible about the childhood of Jesus. It seems clear that Luke did not include this story simply to fill in some details to satisfy the curious. The account of Jesus’ first trip to Jerusalem serves to make a theological statement about Jesus’ true nature.
The hymns have been chosen because they contain lyrical descriptions of what Paul called Christ’s “emptying” (Philippians 2:7).
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 34:1-3
Hymn 90 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn 72 Glory Be to God the Father
Hymn 18 Thou, the God Who Changes Never
Hymn 21 Fairest Lord Jesus!
Scripture Reading Philippians 2:5-11
Hymn Insert What Wondrous Love is This?
Message The One Who “Lays His Glory By”
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn 335 And Can It Be?
Prayer Response Mark Buhr
Benediction John Miles