Ebenezer – Stone of help

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Dave Brown

1 Samuel 7

Ebenezer – stone of help

The Ebenezer stone directs attention to God and his work in our lives. It reminds us to look backwards and see the thread God weaves throughout our lives and history.

Let us always say, “Thus far, the Lord had brought us.”

Messiah Fulfilled

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Emma Beddoes

Luke 2:22-35

Messiah fulfilled

Simeon recognises that Jesus is the One who was to appear, who was foretold by the Messianic prophets and prefigured by various characters through history before. Jesus was the answer to the foretelling of the prophets and biblical characters; Jesus is the answer to every person’s need today.

Messiah prefigured

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Keith Cooper

Genesis 22:1-14/Jonah 2

Messiah prefigured

Adam, Isaac, Jonah – and others – in their different ways foreshadowed Jesus – the Word who became flesh. They help us to understand the reason why Jesus came. They point us to the only One in whom we should put our hope – the One whose birth we particularly celebrate at this time of year.