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The theme for this Sunday is all about finding God in unexpected places and ways. Have you ever noticed that throughout the Bible God has a surprising way of showing up where you least expect God to show up? We see this most clearly demonstrated in the birth, life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. Who would have ever expected God to come to this earth as a Jewish carpenter born in…Continue
Read: Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in Matthew 3:3. Both texts speak to us on two different levels—one literal, the other one spiritual.
The climax of John’s cry is: “Make straight in the desert a highway for our Messiah.” John preached in the desert; Jesus was tempted in the desert; but most of all, our human hearts are spiritual deserts. Without Jesus they are spiritually dry and arid, full of rough places, and hard as rocks. The prophet Jeremiah paints…Continue
This Sunday, we welcome to our day of worship. I often find myself saying that our time of worship is unlike any other time during our week and I firmly believe that. During the hour of worship we are able to pray together as a community, to bring to God the private prayers we carry, to worship together and to share in the Word. At some of the services we also have the special privilege of…Continue
Often when we think of God’s Word we think about the Bible. However In John 1:1 we see John highlighting that ‘the Word’ is in fact Jesus – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.
While the Bible does contain the authoritative Word of…Continue