Sometimes we cannot understand the present unless we understand what came before, and a knowledge of Old Testament history and Scriptures will greatly help us to understand Christ’s redeeming work. At the birth of John the Baptist, his father Zechariah praised God in a song filled with Jewish historical references, and in this message Alistair Begg shows how each one points forward to the coming of Jesus.
Songs for a Savior
Many of us have our favorite Christmas carols that center on angels singing songs, shepherds watching flocks, and wise men giving gifts. However, Luke records the very first Christmas songs, sung by Mary, Zechariah and Simeon. Unlike our modern carols, these don’t revolve around the nativity scenes or the events of Christ birth; rather they focus on the Savior himself. In Christ’s birth, God supernaturally breaks into the ordinary naturalness of human history, by revealing himself as the Savior of the world. In these three songs for a Savior, Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon praise the Lord for remembering His people in providing salvation, redemption and mercy. Join Alistair Begg to celebrate the birth of the Savior with the songs sung at His birth.