Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

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Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 10:00am

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Christ of the Carols

Who doesn’t love Christmas Carols? From pop icons to the millions of us that just can’t make it to Thanksgiving without our Christmas tunes, carols have stood the test of time. The beauty of Christmas Carols make them popular among people of various belief systems. But if you dig a bit deeper, Christmas Carols, along with musical beauty, carry some of the richest theology. This Advent, Citylight Church will celebrate Jesus first coming and look forward to His second coming by exploring one of our favorite Christmas Carols each week. Join us as we celebrate Christ of the Carols.

Manayunk Sermons

Counterfeit joy is contrasted with true joy in light of the Second Coming of Christ.

Resources:

Psalm 98

Notes from Tim Keller’s Sermon on Joy

John Calvin commentary on Psalm 98

What child is this? It's the most important question any of us will ever answer. In this sermon we explore the identity of the Christ child through the lens of What Child is This?

Resources:

Luke 2:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! What are these angels so worked up about? In this sermon we explore Jesus as the God's long-promised redemption

Resources:

Luke 2:8-14

New American Commentary Luke by Robert Stine

O Come O Come Emmanuel reminds us that anticipation is a central theme of Advent and the Christian life. In this sermon, we explore what it means to live faithfully with Jesus during this time of anticipation.

Resources:

Hebrews 4:14-16

History of O Come O Come Emmanuel

http://www.aproundtable.org/history-blog/blog.cfm?ID=880&AUTHOR_ID=9

https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/o-come-o-come-emmanuel/

Center City Sermons