Matt 2: 13-23.
James 1:2 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds”. How readily do we choose joy and celebration instead of despair and worry?
The Rend Collective song “Joy” starts with the words “We’re choosing celebration”, and goes on to say that even when we’re “in the shadows, in the sorrows, in the desert, when pain hits”, that the Lord is unchanging. He is our “constant, ever-present… song of [our] heart”. Click on this link to listen to the song, which also has the lyrics on screen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDiETOLBvxA This teaching series will enable us to think about how we live out our celebration of relationship with God.
Matt 1:18-25, Luke 1: 26-38 and Luke 2: 8-20.
Luke 1:26 – 38.
349th Church Anniversary. Ephesians 2: 1-10.
John 10:1-21. We welcome Matt Roper and his colleague Warlei from Meninadance; a mission based in Brazil to give opportunities to young girls suffering exploitation and abuse.
Phil 2:1 – 11. See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVPsQv5hE0g
1 Peter 3:15 – But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defence to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with […]