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Come Adore Him: Christmas Hymns Call the Nations to Worship

The International Mission Board of the SBC asked me to write a piece on how Christmas hymns call the nations to worship and motivate us to take the gospel to all people, and I was happy to do so! Here’s a snippet:

During the Christmas season, our focus on Christ’s mission on earth should motivate our mission as well. Jesus prayed in his High Priestly Prayer of John 17, “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” Just as Christ was responsible to accomplish the mission his Father sent him to do, so we who Christ sent into the world are responsible to accomplish what he commanded of us, to “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19).

It’s no surprise, then, that Christmas hymns are full of references to the nations.

Read the whole thing here: Come Adore Him: Christmas Hymns Call the Nations to Worship – International Mission Board

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Cutlure, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.

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