WHAT CHILD IS THIS? The Popular Christmas song, written by William Chatterton Dix, “What Child is This?” asks the all important Christmas question: “What Child is this Who laid to rest On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping?” We do well to ponder the question andContinue reading “WHAT CHILD IS THIS?”
Normally Churches are delighted to welcome the stranger but this week we had a visitor we rather wish had never bothered to stop by. On Wednesday 20th December I received a phone call from the Principal of the Christian School attached to our Church, telling me there had been a burglary. Entering the spaceContinue reading “AN UNWELCOME CHRISTMAS VISITOR”
The Shepherds did not reason nor debate with themselves who should keep the wolf from the sheep in the mean time, but did as they were commanded and committed their sheep to him whose pleasure they obeyed.
Luke 1:46-55 – The Magnificat Mary’s head was in a spin. Gabriel had told her she would would give birth to a baby; that boy would be the Son of God. Overwhelmed by the enormity of what was happening to her body Mary was full of foreboding and fear. What would Joseph say? Would he believeContinue reading “THE VIRGIN MARY’S SONG OF PRAISE”
Great is the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh …God with us – Emmanuel – …unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh” This evening we are studying the theology underlying the event that we focus upon at this Christmas SeasonContinue reading “THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD”