Advent

For many people the lead-up to Christmas is a busy time of shopping, parties and fun. But Advent is a time of making space, of waiting and reflection. Over Advent we are offering daily resources and would love to walk with you on a journey of prayer and reflection during this season.

Showing 31 to 40 of 50 articles for Advent
young girl smiling
Jesus chose to be poor so that we might be rich. In our context, where we are so encouraged to aspire to financial wealth this can be deeply challenging.
21 December 2012
Church team
boy leaning against a fence
In the end, a legalistic response to young people who do us harm will always be inadequate.
20 December 2012
Church team
young girl looking through window
The characterisation of people living in poverty as lazy is deeply unbiblical.
19 December 2012
Church team
young girl looking through school gates
How willing are we to make changes that affect the core of our lives?
18 December 2012
Church team
an aisle at a church between two rows of pews
Giles Fraser explains his sermon on John the Baptist - to recreate the playfully insightful service you may want to move seats while reading
17 December 2012
Guest bloggers
Three lit candles against a black background
The third week of Advent focuses on John the Baptist, whose message of repentance may be as hard for us to hear today as it was for his first listeners.
16 December 2012
Church team
image of young boy standing outside
Today we give thanks for the courage of those who face great risks to access what many of us take for granted.
15 December 2012
Guest bloggers
image of young woman
Where do we invest our time and talents? Investing in people will always be an intentional, generous and deliberate act.
14 December 2012
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young girl smiling and speaking on the telephone
How ready are we to offer praise and thanks to God and to one another?
13 December 2012
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young man in a hooded sweatshirt
How do we enable people who do not look the part to play their part?
12 December 2012
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