Open to God through Advent and Christmas

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Open to God through Advent and Christmas – Searching.


John 1:29-34; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:8-40 Poor shepherds left the security of the fields and followed the angels’ advice on where to find Christ the Lord. Old Simeon waited a lifetime, patiently searching through prayer and studying the Scriptures before he held Mary’s baby. Wise men studied the stars and travelled far before finding their […]

Open to God through Advent and Christmas – Preparing.


John 1:19-28, Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38, 46-56. Many people spend a lot time and energy in preparing for Christmas. Mostly this involves food, presents, decorations and cards. For Mary & Joseph preparing for Jesus’ birth was far more costly and complicated! John later urged people to have a change of heart and mend their ways […]

Open to God through anticipating.


John 1:1-18; Luke 1:5-25, 57-80. As Advent begins we’ll reflect on the hopes and aspirations of those who were looking for the coming of Messiah. Zechariah couldn’t take in the promise given to him and Elizabeth. Many didn’t recognise John the Baptist as a prophet or indeed the One for whom he prepared the way. […]