Personal Relationships

Advent Series: Christmas Day

‘As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you’ – Isaiah 62:5

Today, the Son of God is born, and everything changes. The Saviour of the world comes to partake of our human nature; no longer are we alone and forsaken. The Virgin offers us her Son as the beginning of a new life. Continue reading

Faith at Work

What is the real meaning of Christmas?

As we conclude the season of Advent and with it, all the joys of Christmas it brings, it is important we ask ourselves what the real meaning of Christmas is?

Is it the gifts under the tree?, the lights in the windows?, the cards in the mail?, turkey dinners with family and friends?, stockings hanging in the living room?, shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets?, the Christmas Parties?
Is this really Christmas? Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Advent Series: The “Yes” that changed mankind

Mary said,

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” – Luke 1:38

If Mary’s story teaches us anything about our own lives, it is that our God is a God of surprises. He is also the Father of Possibility – the maker of miracles. Continue reading

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Advent Series: The Refiner’s Fire

‘He will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver’ – Malachi 3:3

A refiner’s fire melts down the bar of silver or gold, separates out the impurities that ruin its value, burns them up, and leaves the silver and gold intact. Continue reading