Category Archives: Christmas

Advent 4: Liberation!

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Himself a servant’s form puts on

  The everlasting Son Incarnate deigns to be; Himself a servant’s form puts on (Charles Coffin, The Advent of our God, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837) The second theme highlighted in the Advent hymn is the servant nature of the … Continue reading

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Advent 2: ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road?’

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. (Charles Coffin, The Advent of our God, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837) It may seem strange to … Continue reading

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Advent 1: The Advent of our God

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Birth Pains

…When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the … Continue reading

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Christmas cry: ‘come Lord Jesus’

On Sunday at my local church we sang the Noel Richards song, ‘Great is the darkness…come Lord Jesus…’. Whilst obviously not a Christmas carol, it struck me how apt it was for the season we are in. For most of us … Continue reading

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Advent reflection: a season of coming and going

The season of Advent invites us to make a journey towards a humble crib in a stable and to ask God to connect us to the enduring, hope-filled experience of becoming part of his unfolding New Creation. Each and every … Continue reading

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