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Advent
December 13, 2015

Pause to Celebrate

Pause to Celebrate

During Advent – the four weeks that lead up to to Christmas – we’re in a series called “Pause”. Last week we were Pausing to Live, focussing on how we can reduce our frantic busyness. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to do anything though – this week we’re thinking about the importance of partying, [ more… ]

November 29, 2015

Pause to Prepare

Pause to Prepare

Today is the first Sunday in Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas. For most of us it’s a time of frenzied activity – shopping, parties, putting up the tree, trying to think of presents for people who have everything… In the middle of all of that, God is trying to [ more… ]

December 14, 2014

Advent: Silence

Advent: Silence

With everything that goes on in the run up to Christmas, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the “stuff” that apparently needs to be done. We’re in a short series looking at things we can do to make room for God and hear the ways in which he is speaking to us – and [ more… ]

December 7, 2014

Advent: Simplicity

Advent: Simplicity

We’re now in the season of Advent, where we wait for the coming of Jesus – both remembering his coming as a baby at Christmas, and looking forward to his coming again. This week and next week we’re going to think about ways in which we might approach this season to make more sense of [ more… ]

December 15, 2013

Songs of Christmas: Simeon’s Song

Songs of Christmas: Simeon's Song

Waiting is a hard thing to do. Simeon was a man who spent his whole life waiting for the Saviour he expected God to send. Today we’re  concluding our series, “Songs of Christmas” with a look at Simeon’s Song, and how the result of Simeon’s long wait was an invasion of earth by heaven.

December 8, 2013

Songs of Christmas: Zechariah’s Song

Songs of Christmas: Zechariah's Song

Today we’re continuing our Advent teaching series looking at some of the very first songs inspired by the birth of Jesus. Last week we looked at Mary’s song, sometimes called the Magnificat, and today we’re looking at a song with an equally strange Latin name, the Benedictus. That’s the song from Zechariah, an elderly priest [ more… ]

December 1, 2013

Songs of Christmas: Mary’s Song

Songs of Christmas: Mary's Song

As we start Advent, the season of waiting for the coming of the King, we’re starting a new teaching series today called “Songs of Christmas”. There’s something about Christmas which seems to inspire people of every generation to write songs – some are moving, some are funny, some are ridiculously cheesy. But during this series [ more… ]

December 16, 2012

Friend of Sinners

Friend of Sinners

Matthew’s gospel tells us that Jesus was called “Friend of Sinners”. But let’s be clear – that wasn’t a compliment – it was an accusation.

December 2, 2012

Vital Signs: Service

Vital Signs: Service