"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’" Matthew 2:1,2
On this Christmas Eve, I am reminded of the first time I was fortunate enough to travel to Israel during the holiday season. I was a newly-minted adult back then at the tender age of 18 years old. I went with my grandpa, Dr. Robert Schuller — and because he was a minister, he brought 500 people with us! Israel is like Southern California in that it almost never rains. And because Israel is such a religious country, they always viewed rain as God’s blessing...
This week, in this special Hour of Power Christmas Eve service, Pastor Bobby reminds us that God has a great plan for each of us and we don’t have to be wrapped up in the shame of our past with today’s message, “Christmas Hope.” Special music is provided by Preston Parker. A reoccurring worship leader here at Hour of Power, Preston has toured and performed with numerous choirs and organizations locally and internationally. Today, he performs “O Come, All Ye Faithful," accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, and the Hour of Power Orchestra, directed by Dr. Marc Riley. Then, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," accompanied by Dr. Philip Hoch on organ, Zach DeChance on piano, and the Hour of Power Orchestra. In addition, the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir, directed by Sarah Grandpre, performs “All is Well," accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra. The Hour of Power Orchestraalso performs “Trepak from the Nutcracker." Finally, the Hour of Power Choir performs “O Holy Night," with soloist Erin Wood, and "Silent Night." They are accompanied by Dr. Philip Hoch on organ, Zach DeChance on piano and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.
Let Your Light Shine Before Others! This Week's Offer
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