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Broken (an advent lament) updated

Our A&E groans like a gangrenous laugh, satisfaction now far from both patients and staff. An NHS ward makes up the next bed, as suffering souls become targets instead. Consultants are drawn by satisfaction and pay,  and the mind stretching … Continue reading

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O come, o come Emmanuel.

We used this Youtube version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel at our school end of term service to capture the lament of the people of Israel before the birth of Christ.  Beautiful.  Thank you AGC Church.

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Advent kinetic typology: the wonder who is Christ

As it’s now advent, this kinetic typology presentation by South Hills Evangelical Church is a brilliant way of remembering the Lord, why he came, that he will come again and the difference he makes to billions:

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From the vicarage Dec 2011

Can you remember what it’s like as a child when you open the first window of your advent calendar?  You feel the thrill of the start of the countdown to Christmas as you discover what’s behind the first window.  It … Continue reading

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It is a thing most wonderful

On Sunday evening, the first Sunday of advent, I preached Romans 5:8-9 on the undeserved kindness of God in Christ. God has shown his love to us Jesus did something wonderful by dying for us We did nothing to deserve … Continue reading

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