Christianity 201

November 25, 2011

One of the First “Offerings of Worship to the King”

  • Before we get started today; for our American friends, if you missed it back in October, here’s a beautiful 6-minute video of a worship song which was posted here for Canadian Thanksgiving.

The song Offering by Paul Baloche is sung in many of our churches, but not everyone knows the original first verse which has a definite Christmas theme to it.  Can I suggest introducing this other verse to your congregation if they are not already using it? The music on this version is by the group Casting Crowns.

Those first “offerings of worship” were from shepherds and astronomers (or if you prefer, astrologers).  This is as diverse a mix as you’ll find.  For in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, rich nor poor, simple nor educated.