Oliver begins the Advent series looking at the Hope that we have through the Prophecies that are given. God tells us what He is going to do because He is confident in who He is. Prophecy restores our wonder of Him and demonstrates His love for us.
Ray looks at Bethlehem and Faith. We have been hearing a lot from the British politicians of their promises and manifestos in the run up to election day this Thursday. Ray likens this to Jesus' manifesto when he reads the prophecy in Isaiah. Ray then delves into the history, culture and customs of the day explaining the significance of Bethleham, the stables and manger and the lack of room at the inn and a whole lot more. Enjoy the message.
Carol Service. Mark looks at the role the shepherds play in the advent of Jesus. Why were they chosen to be the ones to find the Christ child and then be the first to go and proclaim the Good News of His birth? Jesus came as both the scrificial lamb as well as the Shepherd of His flock.
Passages: Luke 2:8-15, Luke 2:25-32, Romans 5:1-5, Galatians 3:26-29, Luke 9:23-24, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 26:3-4, Judges 6:24, 1 Peter 3:11, James 3:17-18, Jeremiah 6:16, Numbers 6:24-26