15th December 2019

This is the third in a series of blogs specifically for Advent, setting the scene for the first and successive Sundays in Advent, leading up to Christmas day.  We hope you enjoy them. You can download these as a PDF documents individually each week by using the link at the bottom of the screen, and we would encourage you to share, mail, facebook post, tweet these blogs throughout Advent.

Advent is… Being

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What a marvellous surprise it is to find that we can’t earn our place in heaven; Jesus is the Gift, full of love and grace, We must be willing to turn away from all that we know to be wrong in order to go with Jesus. It’s being sorry, being forgiven, starting a new life in Him.


That new life, with the help of God’s Spirit, is there for us to grow in, to BE. We grow, we blossom, we are fruitful as we live in God’s Kingdom. The love of Christ fills us and should overflow to others that they may see, understand, and turn to the Lord and Saviour of the world.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and we are encouraged to walk in His ways for the glory of God. How can we do this? Here are some of the ways...

Jesus is our Shepherd, the Good Shepherd (Psalm 23 and John 10). He gives us such care and attention, provides for our every need, guides and protects us. He gives us good boundaries which produces a special freedom. Let us dwell (be) in His Meadow.

Jesus shows us by Word and action His own character in 1 Corinthians 13. Explore and trust this Love... which is; patient, kind, not envious boastful or proud. This love is not rude or self-seeking. It is not easily angered and keeps no records of wrongs. It does not rejoice in evil but rejoices with the truth. Jesus’ love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Receiving this Love is healing, it brings a wholeness to us and we blossom. Something amazing then happens... as we receive we give... we are Christ’s lights shining in the darkness of the world. Being with Jesus and... shining for Him.

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Jesus is with each one of us all the time... dwell in Him, be in Him, learn from Him and take time to just stop and sit quietly in His presence. 

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. Romans 15:13 Amplified Bible



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