At Christmas, we celebrate two sendings of God—the sending of the Son and the Spirit ‘when the set time had fully come’.
Revelation 12 is the Nativity story you probably didn’t know was there. In the birth of Jesus, Satan (the dragon) is defeated…and the battle is won for those who trust in Jesus. Outline The Revelation to John Signs in Heaven (vv1-6) War in heaven (vv7-12) War on Earth (vv13-17) War is over? Video Following the sermon we watched this video from SpeakLife
Christmas means the wait is over, and we’re still waiting. Our Christmas day message for 2021.
Message from our 2021 Christmas Carols service
When life feels dark, as it has for many of us this year, where is there hope? Is it found in making it ‘bigger than Christmas? In this message from our Carols service, discover how the coming of Jesus brings light into our darkness. Outline Jesus Came Into a Dark World In Jesus the Sun Rises Before the sermon, we watched this Christmas advertisement:
The rescue of God’s Son (vv 13-15) from Herod’s fearful fury (vv 16-23) ‘Herods’ are still furious Matthew 5:11-12; 24:9
A strange expedition (vv 1-10) … who came to worship (vv 11-12) Come let us worship, Jesus the King
A strange dream (vv18-20) Unexpected news Strange command Two strange names (vv21-25) Saviour God with us Jesus, still the saviour who is God with us (Matthew 28:16-20)
Darkness in Israel and Judah (Isaiah 7-8) Light in Darkness (Isaiah 9:1-5) Light of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7) A Son is Born (Matthew 4:12-14)
There were many strange things around the time of Jesus’ birth—angelic appearances, shepherds announcing new kings, visitors from distant lands, and a maiden who became a mum. These strange things were all pointing to one momentous event—the baby in the manager who is ‘God with Us,’ the promised saviour and king—it’s strange but true. Please join us this Christmas as we reflect on strange Christmas things and celebrate the coming of Jesus. Read more