If We Don't "Go Tell it on the Mountain", We Ain't Doin' Right

The Carols of Christmas

The old classic Christmas song, "Go Tell it on the Mountain" exhorts us to tell the world that Jesus Christ is born. Using the account of the four lepers who shared their discovery of good news with the rest of their countrymen, Todd Wagner draws a parallel with the riches we've received as followers of Jesus. Will we keep what we have for ourselves or share it with the needy this Christmas?

Todd WagnerDec 9, 20072 Kings 6:24 - 7:17

About 'The Carols of Christmas'

A carol, a song we traditionally associate with Christmas, originally referred to a chorus that people would gather around and sing in a circle. Today, Christmas carols are as much a part of the celebration of the season as beautifully trimmed trees and the exchange of gifts. But amidst the hustle of the holidays, have these songs lost their meaning?In this series, we look at three carols and their application for us in this Christmas season and beyond: ?Go Tell it on the Mountain?, ?Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,? and ?The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?. Not simply sentimental songs of the season, each carol celebrates eternal truths of redemption, peace, evangelism -- even angels, conflict resolution and our struggles with sin. This message series will challenge you to rethink the significance of the words behind songs you may have sung for years.Let this message inspire you to yield more fully to Christ regardless of the season. You may never sing a Christmas carol the same way again.