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Comfort & Joy: Christmas Conversations

Comfort & Joy: Christmas Conversations

By Tim Groves
The Holidays are a time when we feel rushed, stressed and often times burned out. But, we invite you to take some time, slow down, and really dig into the stories for many of those familiar Christmas Carols.
And in small pockets of quiet this Holiday Season, you’ll discover profound hope and peace.
This is Comfort and Joy.
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Episode 3 - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
2020 has been some kind of year... Elections... Pandemics... Racial Tension.. Division and unrest... Where is God in all of this? Where is "Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men"? We're going to grapple with that question today with our guest, Trey Groves, a local worship leader, and pastor. If you want to know more about this hope, email at tim@meadowsbaptist.org Show Notes for Today's Show: https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/heard-the-bells-christmas-day-hope-surfaces-despair/ https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/the-story-of-pain-and-hope-behind-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day/ https://www.staugustine.com/living-religion/2016-12-16/story-behind-song-i-heard-bells-christmas-day https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/finding-praise-through-pain-in-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day.html http://www.hopeinthehealing.com/2016/12/05/the-sad-story-behind-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day/ Scriptures Referenced: Luke 2:8-14 (NKJV) All Others ESV Romans 1:16 Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15 1 Cor 1:18 Matthew 11:28-30 Isaiah 40:8 Matthew 24:4-13 1 Cor 15:55-57 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Bing Crosby https://open.spotify.com/track/2fa3AnV5pAkfwHLJT4B7kT?si=EUvIkSF9TayKjRukGqTW5w I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Mercy Me https://open.spotify.com/track/2bOlwax8hs6ga8SPm3Vke5?si=WEAruQVoSz2AkPrXc5iWrw I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns https://open.spotify.com/track/6ZvGIWs3Vt4cmVkuycJaFM?si=O7zsY0rgSpSjAomQ5ZuXDQ Support Dennis Lambert, Composer of the theme for Comfort and Joy: https://www.patreon.com/dennislambertpianist/posts
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November 18, 2020
Episode 2 - The Holly and the Ivy
Today, on our second episode of Comfort and Joy, our guest, Dr. Sandra Glahn guides us through a lesser known Christmas Carol with profound impact. How can we take the simple every day, sometimes mundane experiences and find true meaning and comfort? Check out today's conversation to find out!  Please join us at www.meadowsbaptist.org at either 9am or 11am for our Live Stream worship services!  Show Notes:  What Child Is This/The Holly and the Ivy - Bing Crosby https://open.spotify.com/track/6OJdXv1Q5OdLgYolFEunJ4?si=MmdxeJcORa-F67nKrL1tQw The Holly and the Ivy - Mannheim Steamroller https://open.spotify.com/track/3NpBryUBoqjbRlWpZ8kz2e?si=WXUiUgu9RA2hXTUnXYP4Vw The Holly and the Ivy - Choir of King's College, Cambridge https://open.spotify.com/track/6FHRwUok0DKeA2VON2pRme?si=dwOp9QuBRVae8YnxrqbgGA The Holly and the Ivy - Remastered - Stan Kenton https://open.spotify.com/track/4BT2ndAGbzS1lS6CA7zsJj?si=0K0X0CmsT3S6ROyMPFkzLw The Holly and the Ivy - Andrew Peterson https://open.spotify.com/track/03rdoSqq5wYXMjMBlw0wv1?si=8bLUkVBkS2qLPHKC2Iy5OA Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible Edited by Dr. Sandra Glahn https://www.amazon.com/dp/0825444136/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_.qhOFbJJB2BX7 Follow Dr. Glahn On Twitter: @sandraglahn Support Dennis Lambert, Composer of the theme for Comfort and Joy: https://www.patreon.com/dennislambertpianist/posts
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November 11, 2020
Episode 1 - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
CHRISTMAS TIME IS COMING!  Welcome to the first episode of Comfort and Joy!  What is Advent? How does it usher in the Christmas season and why is it important? We unpack these questions with our guest, Sara Lynn, a worship leader in the Methodist Church today. Please check out http://meadowsbaptist.org at 9am and 11am every Sunday for our live streaming services! Today's Musical Sources and Show Notes: Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotional by Kenneth W. Osbeck https://www.amazon.com/dp/0825438993/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_zGfMFbKXFTH8V The Story of Our Hymns: The Handbook to the Hymnal of the Anglican and Reformed Church by Armin Haeussler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007DPJ4M/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_mHfMFbQBP20BA Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the Worlds Greatest Hymn Stories by Robert J. Morgan Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0785249397/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_nJfMFbVY5KGV8 Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310239265/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_4JfMFbQWBPHQV The Gospel in Hymns by Albert E. Bailey https://www.amazon.com/dp/9110007121/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_LKfMFbXXNSVM8 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus - Chris Tomlin & Christy Nockels https://open.spotify.com/track/772u0BD76oq8c4JqCLxpUH?si=PERReRohQl6vlE2UpacO3w Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus - Meredith Andrews https://open.spotify.com/track/177jEwUqgmdmw6uccm6SfJ?si=PC2Gyt4sTRWx5MX5xBIzGQ Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus - The Scottish Festival Singers https://open.spotify.com/track/6oEqXjjOak3u3K0l9fZK5U?si=WL6EVybnQ1W7x18fcfCtdg https://archive.spurgeon.org/sermons/0057.php Support Dennis Lambert, Composer of the theme for Comfort and Joy: https://www.patreon.com/dennislambertpianist/posts
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November 4, 2020