JUST A THOUGHT This week our attention is drawn to Joseph, who, we realise, does not usually take up much…
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the…
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to…
JUST A THOUGHT This week we see the events described in Luke chapter 1. Mary responded with faith to the…
God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth in Galilee with a message
for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph,
who was a descendant of King David.
Her name was Mary.
The Lord himself will give you a sign: a virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son;
He shall be called Emmanuel, which means “God with us”.
JUST A THOUGHT In the weeks leading up to Christmas we’re going in a different direction from what was previously…
Before Christ came, we were slaves to Jewish laws and rituals,
for we thought they could save us.
But when the right time came, the time God decided on,
he sent his Son, born of a woman, born as a Jew,
to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law
so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
JUST A THOUGHT How time flies! For all the difficulties of this year, with so many months spent in lockdown,…