While there is no shortage of wonderful Christmas songs, shows, and experiences to be found every holiday season, it can still be easy to lose focus of what’s really important: the gospel of Jesus. That’s why our worship pastor and worship team spent some time studying Luke 1-2 to hone in on the core truths Luke was trying to communicate about the birth of Christ. We asked ourselves the question, how did each person in these stories respond to the good news of Christ's coming?
The result, GOOD NEWS, GREAT JOY, is a set of original songs that deliberately walk through the nativity narrative, telling the story of how God sovereignly sent His Son Jesus to save us and call us to repentance, faith, and a life of going and telling of what He has done. Every year since, on Christmas Eve, we sing these songs for our church in celebration and remembrance of Christ and His coming.
During the 2020 Christmas season, Graham ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised the support needed to record these songs and make them available for more than just one night a year. As we continue to celebrate this musical tradition of seeing the gospel in the anticipation and incarnation of Jesus, we hope you will also take advantage of this resource, to listen, read, and apply the gospel during Advent, and all year long!
Good News, Great Joy is out now on all music purchasing and streaming services.
Graham has written an advent devotional to accompany Good News, Great Joy that includes 25 readings for Advent and Christmas Day. The book walks through Luke 1-2, the same passages that inspired the album, in an attempt to answer the question: why was the coming of Jesus such good news, and how can it bring great joy?
Buy online or pick one up in person at The Fields Church on Sundays at 10am at the Y.
Click here to take advantage of several other resources accompanying the album, including CDs, tshirts, coloring books, and more.
The lyrics to Good News, Great Joy are quite literally the good news of great joy that will be for all people. That is, that 2000 years ago a savior was who is Christ the Lord. Click here if you want to read the lyrics to Good News, Great Joy.
If you'd like to play the songs of Good News, Great Joy yourself or for your church, click here to download the chord charts
If you would like to have Good News, Great Joy performed live for you and your church, please email Graham. We would love to share this music with you!