Here are details of some of the things that are happening over the next few weeks, as well as some important dates for later in 2023…
This church lived at a time when everyone knew their place. Rank mattered and brought privileges. If you were at the top of the pile you could order people around.
Paul modelled a different way. He chose to appeal rather than to order.
He demonstrated how we subvert the natural hierarchies.
As we learn one another’s names and enter one another’s stories, we are given the opportunity to grow more than we might ever have imagined…
The angels met shepherds and told them that peace had come to earth.
Foreign wise men made an epic journey to see the new king.
The poorest and the richest knew that things needed to change.
It’s our joy to be able to say: change can happen. There is something new to be experienced.
Now that’s good news at Christmas time.
The world can seem quite dark but there is a light that gives us hope, and that can shine the way home for others.
Christmas reminds us that God became like us. He got tired, hungry, thirsty, and could be injured.
We know how all that feels. But we are waiting for the day when this is a memory, on the day we step into eternity.
So what will it be like when we die? Is it worth waiting for?
Here are details of some of the things that are happening over the next few weeks, as well as some important dates for 2023…
Christmas is coming. And we will celebrate God coming as a baby. But there is a bigger story.
There’s more than a manger.
There will be a day when Jesus will return, and the earth will be fully restored to all that God intended.
It’s a beautiful hope to be reminded of at Christmas time.
When hope goes, we die. Zechariah wanted the people to know that they had a future that would be good.
That hope is really important when we face hard times.
What’s God’s picture of prosperity? What does blessing look like for a nation? What will life be like when Jesus, the King, returns? How do we live this out in practice ahead of that day?
Here are details of some of the things that are happening over the next few weeks, as well as one or two helpful links elsewhere.
From childhood we tell stories about super-heroes who will save us.
It’s easy to point out all the ways that our leaders fail us. It’s almost inevitable, they are as fragile as we are.
What Zechariah knew was that a new leader was needed. He had a job spec, but he didn’t live long enough to see the one who would take the role.
It was Jesus, the one we all need.
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