Christmas

Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve

Advent Calendar – Christmas Eve

There is so much about the wise men that remains a mystery. They appear to have been highly educated, wealthy men but as far as the Bible is concerned we have only two facts about them: they came from the east and they were wise. What was it that made them so wise? They were […]

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Advent Calendar – December 23

Advent Calendar – December 23

As we will be opening presents in the next couple of days let’s now focus on  the gifts the wise men brought. For me they were wise  to the end in their devotion (Matthew 2:11) “When at last they had found the Christ, they bowed down and worshipped him. They presented him with gifts.” To […]

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Advent Calendar – December 22

Advent Calendar – December 22

At Christmas we traditionally give gifts to those we love. The gift giving tradition is said to date back to the three wisemen who visited the Baby Jesus and bought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Various saints associated with Christmas, most notably Saint Nicholas of Turkey, are credited with giving gifts to the poor. […]

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Advent Calendar – December 21

Advent Calendar – December 21

When Jesus came to earth as a baby, God made sure that all sorts of people heard the good news in a variety of ways. Mostly these people were not the ones we would have chosen to receive the good news, those that we would expect to hear the news were too busy or too […]

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Advent Calendar – December 20th

Advent Calendar – December 20th

Hark! The Herald Angels SIng continues with encouragement.  “Do not be afraid” The shepherds were fearful because they encountered the “glory of the Lord”. Knowing their sinfulness, the shepherds trembled in the presence of God. However, Jesus came so that we might no longer live in fear of God’s judgment and condemnation, but so that […]

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Advent Calendar – December 19

Advent Calendar – December 19

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. The tune for this classic song was written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840. The words were written by Charles Wesley. Charles and his brother John Wesley were pioneers in the Methodist Church. In his life time Charles Wesley wrote over 6,500 hymns. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing has been named the […]

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