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Make the Season Bright: Christmas on Broadway with David Jeremiah 2019

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December 22, 2019
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Make the Season Bright: Christmas on Broadway with David Jeremiah 2019

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  • which will help you draw near to God
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  • no matter the circumstances from morning until night,
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  • yours for a gift of any amount.
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  • This devotional is also perfect for sharing with others.
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  • And with a generous gift of $120 or more
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  • in support of this program, you'll receive in appreciation
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  • a four-pack of "Daily in His Presence."
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  • Contact Turning Point today.
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  • When a million stars are dancing
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  • sparkling in the night
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  • the city comes alive
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  • with every sound and sight
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  • Brilliant and entrancing, let your heart take flight
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  • Let's celebrate the reason that makes the season bright
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  • Light it up, light the sky
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  • Turn it on, you can feel your heartbeat
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  • Let it shine, let it shine
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  • all through the night
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  • It's time to make the season bright
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  • It's a season filled with magic
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  • the season filled with love
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  • Let's lift our voices loud and strong
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  • to the heavens above
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  • Light it up, light up the sky
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  • Turn it on, you can feel your heartbeat
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  • Let it shine, let it shine
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  • all through the night
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  • It's time to make the season bright
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  • See the wonder of the season
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  • through the eyes of every child
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  • Hope and peace are on the air
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  • and light and love are everywhere
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  • Light it up, light up the sky
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  • Turn it on, you can feel your heartbeat
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  • Let it shine, let it shine
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  • all through the night
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  • It's time to make the season bright
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  • male announcer: Coming to you from New York City
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  • and the historic Beacon Theatre,
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  • it's "Make the Season Bright:
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  • Christmas on Broadway with David Jeremiah."
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  • Featuring singing sensation Jordan Smith,
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  • music by Michael Sanchez, and the Voices of Lee.
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  • With special guest Sheila Walsh,
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  • and an inspirational Christmas address
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  • from Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • It's time to make the season sparkle
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  • more than you ever thought possible
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  • with "Make the Season Bright: Christmas on Broadway."
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  • Light it up, light up the sky
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  • Turn it on, you can feel your heartbeat
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  • Let it shine, let it shine
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  • all through the night
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  • It's time to make the season bright
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  • Light it up, turn it on, let it shine tonight
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  • It's time to make the season bright
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  • [cheering and applauding]
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  • It's the most wonderful time of the year
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  • With the kids jingle belling
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  • and everyone telling you be of good cheer
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  • it's the most wonderful time of the year
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  • It's the hap-happiest season of all
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  • With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
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  • when friends come and call
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  • it's the hap-happiest season of all
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  • There'll be parties for hosting
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  • marshmallows for toasting
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  • and caroling out in the snow
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  • There'll be scary ghost stories
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  • and tales of the glories
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  • of Christmases long, long ago
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  • It's the most wonderful time of the year
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  • There'll be much mistltoeing
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  • and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near
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  • It's the most wonderful time
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  • yes, the most wonderful time
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  • yes, the most wonderful time
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  • of the year
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  • Michael Sanchez: Hey!
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  • [cheering and applauding]
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  • announcer: Ladies and gentlemen,
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  • please welcome David and Donna Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Well, first of all,
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  • I should tell you we're not going to sing and dance.
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  • That will make your life a lot better.
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  • But we just wanted to come out at the beginning of this night
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  • and tell you how thrilled we are to be back here.
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  • This is our fourth time to be here for this event,
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  • and it's just special every year.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Donna Jeremiah: You know, honey, Christmas really is
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  • the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it?
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: And let's get it all started, honey.
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  • Why don't you introduce our wonderful friend and host?
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  • Donna: We are really privileged to have
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  • for the second year in a row the greatest hostess there is,
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  • Sheila Walsh.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Sheila Walsh: Christmas truly is the most
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  • wonderful time of the year.
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  • And would you agree with me that Christmas
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  • is also the most timeless time of the year?
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  • For generations, we've gathered with loved ones
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  • around record players, around pianos,
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  • radio or television, sometimes now even a computer
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  • to sing heartwarming carols of the season
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  • written many, many years before.
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  • At Christmas, traditions of all kinds
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  • and family come together in one place
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  • to celebrate the precious memories of the past,
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  • and make new ones for the future.
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  • Whether celebrating in 1939 or 2019,
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  • there's no time quite like Christmas.
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  • And there's no place quite like home for the holidays.
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  • Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
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  • 'cause no matter how far away you roam
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  • when you pine for the sunshine
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  • of a friendly gaze for the holidays
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  • you can't beat home sweet home
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  • I met a man who lives in Tennessee
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  • and he was heading for Pennsylvania
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  • and some homemade pumpkin pie
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  • From Pennsylvania
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  • folks are traveling down to Dixie's sunny shore
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  • From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific
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  • Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
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  • 'cause no matter how far away you roam
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  • if you want to be happy in a million ways
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  • for the holidays
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  • you can't beat home sweet home
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  • For the holidays
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  • you can't beat home sweet home
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  • For the holidays
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  • you can't beat home sweet home
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  • Home sweet home
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • announcer: You are watching
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  • "Make the Season Bright: Christmas on Broadway
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  • with David Jeremiah."
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  • Ladies and gentlemen,
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  • please welcome the Voices of Lee.
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  • Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
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  • Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
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  • Brown paper packages tied up with strings
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  • these are a few of our favorite things
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  • Da-da, daa Da-da, daa
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  • Da-da, daa-daa-daa-da
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  • Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
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  • Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
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  • Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
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  • These are a few of our favorite things
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  • Da-da, daa Da-da, daa
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  • Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
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  • Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
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  • Silver white winters that melt into spring
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  • These are a few of our favorite things
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  • When the dog bites, when the bee stings
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  • when we're feeling sad
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  • we simply remember our favorite things
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  • and then we don't feel so bad
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  • Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
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  • Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
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  • Brown paper packages tied up with strings
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  • these are a few of our favorite things
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  • When the dog bites, when the bee stings
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  • when we're feeling sad
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  • we simply remember our favorite things
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  • we simply remember our favorite things
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  • we simply remember our favorite things
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  • and then we don't feel
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  • so bad
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  • These are a few of our favorite things
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  • [cheering and applauding]
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  • All is well, all is well
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  • Let there be peace on earth
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  • Christ is come, go and tell
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  • that he is in the manger
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  • Sing ale
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  • Sing alleluia
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  • All is well, all is well
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  • Lift up your voice and sing
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  • born is now Emmanuel
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  • born is our Lord and Savior
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  • Sing alleluia
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  • Sing alleluia
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  • All is well
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  • Born is now Emmanuel
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  • born is our Lord and Savior
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  • Sing alleluia
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  • All is well
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • announcer: You're watching
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  • "Make the Season Bright:
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  • Christmas on Broadway with David Jeremiah."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: This year, like most of you,
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  • I watched Frank Capra's Christmas classic
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  • "It's a Wonderful Life."
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  • This year, that film celebrates its 73rd birthday,
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  • and it continues to be viewed by thousands each Christmas
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  • because there's something universal about its message.
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  • The desperate and discouraged George Bailey
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  • is about to end his life
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  • when his guardian angel intervenes.
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  • Clarence, the angel, gives Bailey the chance to see
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  • what the world would be like if he had never been born.
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  • Bailey doesn't like what he sees.
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  • It's a nightmare.
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  • In the pivotal scene in the movie,
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  • George Bailey stands on a snow-covered iron bridge,
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  • the dark river swirling below, and he cries out loud,
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  • "I want to live again.
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  • I want to live again."
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  • George Bailey realizes the importance
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  • that one life can make, and he becomes a new man.
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  • What if we were to take this same thought
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  • and apply it to the Christ of Christmas?
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  • What if Christ had not been born?
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  • What would our world be like if no angel had appeared
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  • to a Jewish maiden with the news that she was chosen
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  • to be the mother of the Messiah?
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  • What would our world be like
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  • if no angels appeared to the shepherds
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  • on the hillside outside of Bethlehem,
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  • telling them that a Savior was born?
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  • What if there was no Bethlehem,
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  • no Bethlehem inn where the weary couple
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  • lodged for the night of the baby's birth?
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  • What if there never were any wise men?
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  • What if there never was a miraculous child
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  • born to a couple named Joseph and Mary?
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  • What if Jesus had not come?
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  • When we contemplate the implications of such a thought,
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  • we begin to see this season of celebration
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  • in a brand new light.
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  • For if there were no Christmas, we could not know God.
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  • Jesus was born into humanity to show us that God
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  • was not merely a principle, but a person.
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  • Jesus was not an idea of God, not a picture of God.
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  • Jesus was God himself in human form.
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  • One day, Jesus was talking to his friend Philip.
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  • And Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father,
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  • or show us God,
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  • and it will be sufficient for us."
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  • And Jesus said to Philip,
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  • "Philip, have I been with you so long,
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  • and yet you have not known me?
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  • He who has seen me, Philip, has seen the Father."
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  • God gave us his Son, and then his Son gave us God.
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  • If there is no Christmas, we cannot be forgiven.
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  • In one of the early announcements of Jesus's birth,
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  • we are told, "And she will bring forth a Son,
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  • and you shall call his name Jesus,
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  • for he will save his people from their sins."
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  • If Jesus had not come into the world,
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  • there would not be such a thing as forgiveness of sins.
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  • If Christ had not come, we could not be forgiven,
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  • and we would still be in our sins.
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  • And if there is no Christmas, we cannot be understood.
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  • In Hebrews chapter 4, we read these wonderful words,
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  • "For we do not have a high priest
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  • who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses,
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  • but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin."
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  • This is referring to Christ.
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  • "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
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  • that we may obtain mercy and find grace
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  • to help in the time of need."
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  • Here, the humanity of Jesus is linked to his ability
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  • to understand where we are,
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  • to sympathize in our troubles and infirmities,
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  • to understand us when we pray.
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  • When Jesus went back to heaven
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  • after his ministry on this earth,
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  • he did not lay aside his humanity,
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  • but he lives on in his resurrected body.
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  • And because he became one of us,
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  • he can understand us when we pray.
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  • He became a man so that God would become touchable
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  • and approachable and reachable.
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  • He is Emmanuel, God with us.
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  • And for all of us,
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  • that will be a useful thought during these next few days.
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  • So, if there is no Christmas, we cannot know God.
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  • If there is no Christmas, we cannot be forgiven.
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  • If there is no Christmas, we cannot be understood.
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  • And If there is no Christmas, we cannot have hope.
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  • In a world ruled by the sword,
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  • this teacher spoke of perfect peace.
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  • In a world of violence and retribution,
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  • he spoke of loving your enemy.
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  • In a world of death, he offered hope of life
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  • for now and for beyond the grave.
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  • He has offered us this gift, and the question is,
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  • have we received it?
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  • We must believe in him
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  • because he invites us to a life that makes sense.
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  • We must believe in him because he alone can forgive our sin.
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  • We must believe in him because, as he said,
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  • he is the only way to the Father.
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  • He came, as we celebrate at this season of the year,
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  • to offer us hope in the midst of a hopeless world.
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  • Whatever you have done,
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  • no matter how far away from God you may think yourself to be,
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  • it doesn't matter.
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  • God has made his forgiveness available to you,
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  • and he is standing with his arms open wide to receive you.
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  • This Christmas, isn't it time for you to come home?
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  • O holy night
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  • the stars are brightly shining
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  • It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
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  • Long lay the world in sin and error pining
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  • till he appeared and the soul felt its worth
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  • A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
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  • for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
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  • Fall on your knees
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  • O hear the angel voices
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  • O night divine
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  • O night when Christ was born
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  • O night divine
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  • O night
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  • O night divine
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  • Truly he taught us to love one another
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  • His law is love and his gospel is peace
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  • Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother
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  • And in His name, all oppression shall cease
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  • Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
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  • Let all within us praise his holy name
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  • Christ is the Lord
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  • His name forever praise we
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  • His power and glory
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  • evermore proclaim
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  • His power and glory
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  • evermore proclaim
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  • Fall on your knees
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  • O hear the angel voices
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  • O night divine
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  • O night when Christ was born
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  • O night
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  • divine
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  • O night
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  • O night divine
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  • [cheering and applauding]
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  • announcer: Thank you for watching
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  • "Make the Season Bright: Christmas on Broadway."
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  • about David Jeremiah or "Turning Point,"
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  • contact us today.
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  • Merry Christmas from David and Donna Jeremiah
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  • and the entire "Turning Point" family.
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