Podcast #147: “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Lauren Daigle

Beholding the Details of the Christmas Story

Have you ever read something in Scripture you have read before, but suddenly something new jumps out at you? This happened for me this week when a word from a familiar Christmas hymn sent me on a scavenger hunt through the Christmas story. This week, I use Lauren Daigle’s version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” to inspire to discover what the word “behold” calls us to pay attention to.

Come, let us behold Him, Christ, the Lord.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #96: “Noel” by Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle

Delving into the Symbols of Christmas

When you drive up to a traffic circle and encounter a red triangular sign, it triggers a behavior to yield to traffic in the circle. If you’re married and gaze upon your wedding band, it may trigger memories of your wedding day or perhaps just bring your spouse’s face to mind. There are signs and symbols everywhere that prick our memories or guide our behaviors — especially at Christmas. This week, we will use “Noel” as sung by Lauren Daigle on Chris Tomlin’s new Christmas album to point us to the symbols of Christmas and Scriptural truth we can take with us all year long.

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Invest in some time learning Scripture references that the symbols of Christmas can spark in your mind for years to come.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #42: Be Born in Me by Francesca Battistelli, Isaiah 7 & Luke 1

I am ruined! Now that I have spent so much time in God’s Word studying the details of the Christmas story, I cannot look at a nativity scene the same! However, I can choose to see all of the details that don’t line up with Scripture, or I can choose to use the nativity scene as a reminder of all I’ve learned through my own studies. And I can use songs like “Be Born in Me” by Francesca Battistelli to lead me back to those Scriptures and identify with this REAL girl, Mary.

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I hope this week’s episode and song inspire you to do the same.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • My choice to use the nativity as tool instead of getting aggravated
  • Reminding you the importance of context
  • My treasure hunting path in God’s Word this week
  • Matthew 1:20-23 where the angel tells Joseph the baby fulfills a prophecy
  • BibleHub.com as a study tool, especially for cross references
  • Isaiah 7:14 where the original prophecy about Immanuel being born to a virgin is recorded
  • Luke 1:26-38 where Mary encounters the angel Gabriel and then runs off to Elizabeth’s house
  • Elizabeth’s greeting after the filling of the Holy Spirit
  • WHY Mary is “blessed”
  • Offering our vacant hearts to God’s purposes

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the lyric video on YouTube below.

 

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Study Mary’s song in Luke 1. A fun experiment might be to use a tool like BibleHub.com and look at a verse and then look on the right to see where the cross references might lead you. If something catches your eye, go read those verses in context. It may have NOTHING to do with Mary in the end, but that’s okay! The goal is to have fun interacting with God’s Word!

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