3ABN Christmas Special

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: 3CS

Program Code: 3CS210011S

00:01 Gloria,
00:07 in excelsis Deo.
03:14 Thank you Amy, Joshua, and Michael for that beautiful music
03:18 called, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
03:20 Emmanuel is a word that is used in Hebrew to mean,
03:24 God is with us.
03:25 And don't we want God to be with us and in us?
03:28 Do you remember that Jesus is part of the Godhead,
03:31 yet He was willing to come as a baby?
03:33 He had the humblest of beginnings, to be born in
03:36 a stable intended for animals and a manger for a bed;
03:40 how Satan wanted to prevent the birth
03:42 of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
03:45 Yet in Satan's heart grew plans to prevent baby Jesus
03:49 from being the Savior of the world.
03:51 How could someone want to hurt this precious innocent Baby
03:55 sleeping away in a manger?
03:56 Sam, will you sing, Away in a Manger, for us?
04:15 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
04:22 the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head.
04:30 The stars in the sky look down where He lay,
04:37 the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
05:01 The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes;
05:09 the dawn of salvation beginning to break.
05:16 I worship You, Jesus, a gift from above;
05:24 the King of the heavens forever with us.
05:47 I'll worship You, Jesus, for all of my days;
05:55 the highest of praises be unto Your name.
06:03 I love Thee, Lord Jesus, my King and my Friend;
06:11 Yours is the glory, forever amen.
06:19 Yours is the glory, forever amen.
06:27 Yours is the glory, forever amen.
06:49 Amen.
06:58 I like the verse in this song that says,
07:00 "Be near me, Lord Jesus.
07:02 I ask Thee to stay close by me forever,
07:05 and love me, I pray.
07:06 Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
07:09 and take us to heaven to live with Thee there."
07:13 Jesus wants to stay close to you and bless you
07:16 so that you can be in heaven with Him.
07:19 Jesus came to bring peace into the world.
07:21 And everything may have seemed quiet and still for a time
07:24 in that little town of Bethlehem
07:26 that John Harley, Kenley, and Nia will sing for us.
07:43 O little town of Bethlehem,
07:49 how still we see thee lie;
07:54 above thy deep and dreamless sleep
07:59 the silent stars go by.
08:04 Yet in thy dark streets shineth
08:10 the everlasting light;
08:15 the hopes and fears of all the years
08:20 are met in thee tonight.
08:30 For Christ is born of Mary
08:36 and gathered all above;
08:41 while mortals sleep, the angels keep
08:46 their watch of wondering love.
08:51 O morning stars together
08:56 proclaim the holy birth,
09:01 and praises sing to God the King
09:06 and peace to man on earth.
09:11 And peace to man on earth.
09:26 O holy Child of Bethlehem,
09:32 descend to us, we pray;
09:36 cast out our sin and enter in,
09:42 be born in us today.
09:47 We hear the Christmas angels
09:52 the great glad tidings tell;
09:57 O come to us, abide with us,
10:02 our Lord Immanuel.
10:19 O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Immanuel.
10:24 Jesus wants to live in your heart.
10:25 Will you make room for Jesus to live in your heart?
10:29 Logan has a message that he would like to share with us.
10:32 What do you have for us, Logan?
10:36 I'm sure that most of you have either read or seen the movie,
10:39 How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
10:42 If so, you'll remember that everyone in
10:45 Whoville loved Christmas, except for one.
10:48 And that is the Grinch.
10:50 The Grinch hated Christmas,
10:52 and he wanted to spoil the joy for everybody.
10:55 So one night he decided to steal Christmas.
10:58 One night he dressed up as Santa Clause
11:01 and went into the town and stole their presents,
11:04 their food, their trees; and he stole Christmas.
11:08 What a terrible thing to do.
11:11 Do you know why the Grinch did this?
11:13 Well, according to the story, his heart was way too small.
11:17 He hated looking around and seeing everyone enjoy Christmas
11:21 and having Christmas love and joy,
11:24 and finding out that he can't have that love
11:26 and that joy on Christmas.
11:29 He tried to do this to Whoville, but as you know,
11:32 it did not work.
11:34 Because Whoville remembered that Christmas isn't about the
11:37 presents, the food, the tree, the decorations,
11:41 but it's about the heart and the love that we have in our hearts.
11:45 Although this story is not a true story,
11:49 but there is a true story.
11:51 And how the Grinch stole Christmas, this person stole the
11:55 very first Christmas.
11:57 And he was a king, and his name was King Herod.
12:01 After Jesus was born, the Wiseman came from the east
12:05 to Jerusalem.
12:06 On the way, they ran into King Herod.
12:10 They told him about this Baby,
12:12 and they were wanting to worship Him
12:14 so that He could become King.
12:16 Immediately, King Herod got jealous.
12:19 He was mad.
12:20 He was scared that there was another king coming.
12:23 And so he told the Wiseman, to trick them,
12:26 "I want you to go to Jesus, and tell me where He is.
12:31 And then I'll come and worship Him too."
12:34 The truth is, Herod didn't want to meet Jesus.
12:37 He wanted to kill Him.
12:40 Why?
12:41 Perhaps Herod's heart was too small.
12:44 And maybe he was selfish, who was so selfish and jealous
12:48 of Jesus that he was scared that His popularity
12:52 would take over him, and that Jesus could even take over
12:56 his kingdom.
12:57 He was so afraid, that he wanted to destroy Jesus,
13:02 just like the Grinch wanted to destroy Christmas.
13:07 After all, King Herod's plan did not work.
13:10 An angel came to the Wiseman
13:12 and he told them about Herod's plan.
13:15 So then they realized that they couldn't go back to him.
13:19 So they took another route back home
13:21 and they didn't meet up with Herod.
13:23 And then the angel also went to Joseph,
13:26 and he told him Herod's plan.
13:28 And so, Joseph and his family got up and they went to Egypt.
13:33 And they waited for God to tell them when it was
13:35 safe to come back.
13:37 This story is found in the Bible.
13:39 It is found in Matthew 2:13.
13:42 It says, "After the Wiseman were gone,
13:46 an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.
13:50 'Get up, and flee to Egypt with the Child
13:53 and His mother,' the angel said.
13:55 'Stay there until I tell you to return,
13:58 because Herod is going to try and kill your Child.'"
14:04 And so we see that since the very first Christmas,
14:08 grinchs have been trying to steal your Christmas joy.
14:12 Maybe even grinchs today might be stealing your Christmas joy.
14:16 But remember, that will never work
14:19 unless your heart is too small.
14:21 When Jesus is in our hearts, we will want to share His love
14:25 to everyone.
14:26 This is Christmas.
14:30 Thank you, Logan, for your message.
14:33 We do want to keep our hearts big enough for the
14:36 love of Jesus to shine through.
14:38 Part of having a heart for Jesus means that we share His
14:41 love and message of salvation with those around us.
14:44 If we truly have the love of Jesus in our hearts,
14:47 we would equally want to tell everyone.
14:51 We would be excited to study His Word
14:53 and listen for His teachings.
14:55 Perhaps we could ask others, do you hear what I hear?
15:09 Said the night wind to the little lamb,
15:14 "Do you see what I see?
15:19 Way up in the sky, little lamb,
15:24 Do you see what I see?
15:29 A star, a star dancing in the night
15:34 with a tail as big as a kite,
15:39 with a tail as big as a kite."
15:52 Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
15:57 "Do you hear what I hear?
16:02 Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
16:07 Do you hear what I hear?
16:12 A song, a song high above the trees
16:17 with a voice as big as the sea,
16:22 with a voice as big as the sea."
16:32 Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
16:38 "Do you know what I know?
16:43 In your palace warm, mighty king,
16:48 Do you know what I know?
16:52 A Child, a Child shivers in the cold.
16:57 Let us bring Him silver and gold,
17:02 let us bring Him silver and gold."
17:10 Said the king to the people everywhere,
17:15 "Listen to what I say.
17:20 Pray for peace, people everywhere.
17:25 Listen to what I say.
17:30 A Child, a Child sleeping in the night,
17:35 He will bring us goodness and light,
17:43 He will bring us goodness
17:50 and light.
18:07 It's too bad that not everyone who hears about Jesus
18:10 feels the same way.
18:12 Perhaps their hearts are too small because of their
18:15 selfishness, like King Herod's heart was.
18:18 Yet, that should never discourage us from doing
18:20 our part, like the Wiseman who came bearing gifts.
18:25 Amy, Michale, and Josh, will you bring your gift of music
18:28 by playing, We Three Kings?
20:27 We often say there were three of them,
20:30 yet the Bible only says that there were Wiseman.
20:32 Perhaps there were more of them.
20:34 They had studied the stars and knew that they had to find
20:37 the promised Messiah;
20:38 looking for Him first in the palace, only to realize
20:41 this special Baby was far from the palace walls.
20:45 Have you found Jesus?
20:46 Is there something you can do to help others
20:49 that shows you have a heart for Jesus?
20:51 What can you say to tell them about the holy infant Jesus?
20:56 Jesus was born for you, so is your heart big enough?
21:26 Infant holy, Infant lowly,
21:31 for His bed a cattle stall.
21:37 Oxen lowing, little knowing
21:42 Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
21:48 Swiftly winging, angels singing,
21:53 noels ringing, tidings bringing.
21:59 Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
22:04 Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
22:31 Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
22:36 vigil till the morning dew
22:41 saw the glory, heard the story,
22:47 tidings of the gospel true.
22:52 Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
22:58 praises voicing greet the morrow.
23:03 Christ the Babe was born for you.
23:09 Christ the Babe was born for you.
23:16 Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
23:22 praises voicing greet the morrow.
23:27 Christ the Babe was born for you.
23:51 Jesus was born for you.
23:53 So is your heart big enough to have the love of Jesus in it?
23:56 It all started on that first Christmas night.
24:09 Noel.
24:17 The first Noel the angel did say,
24:25 was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay;
24:35 in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
24:42 on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
24:52 Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
25:01 born is the King of Israel.
25:08 Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
25:16 born is the King of Israel.
25:30 Noel.
25:41 They looked up and saw a star
25:49 shining in the east, beyond them far.
25:59 And to the earth it gave great light;
26:07 and so it continued both day and night.
26:16 Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
26:25 born is the King of Israel.
26:32 Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
26:40 born is the King born is the King,
26:48 born is the King of Israel.
26:59 Noel. Noel.
27:07 Noel.
27:14 Noel.
27:23 Jesus is the King of the universe,
27:25 and yet loves you so much that He was willing to come
27:28 as a precious Baby so that we could always be with Him.
27:33 Do you love Jesus?
27:34 Have you asked Him to live in your heart?
27:36 Maybe even today?
27:38 I have, and it's the best decision I ever made.
27:42 I hope all of you watching made that decision too.
27:45 Jesus may have been born in a stable,
27:48 yet He wants to live in your heart.
27:50 He loves you so much that He is preparing
27:52 a beautiful home for us.
27:54 I can't wait. Can you?
27:56 Just keep your heart big enough to have Jesus
27:59 living in your heart today and always.
28:03 Gloria,
28:10 in excelsis Deo.
28:14 Gloria,
28:21 in excelsis Deo.


Revised 2021-12-06