Every Story Whispers His Name

Borrowing the approach (not to mention the subtitle…) of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ beautiful Jesus Storybook Bible, our Advent 2016 sermon series will explore how the significance of Jesus is revealed in the fascinating (and often rather humorous) stories of a motley cast of biblical characters: Jacob, Ruth, David, and Isaiah. Drawing on themes such as embrace, gathering, promise, and restoration, we will consider how each is taken up and ultimately fulfilled in the person of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man.

Join us for this season of hopeful expectation, as we together approach the manger – only to be truly astounded by Who we find there!

On this, the forth Sunday of Advent, we will consider the wonderful promises that God spoke, through his prophet Isaiah, to the people of Israel in their darkest hour. With a little help from the youngest members of our congregation, we will be reminded of God’s intention to make all things new, through the Child we so eagerly await!

Every Story Whispers His Name

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Borrowing the approach (not to mention the subtitle…) of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ beautiful Jesus Storybook Bible, our Advent 2016 sermon series will explore how the significance of Jesus is revealed in the fascinating (and often rather humorous) stories of a motley cast of biblical characters: Jacob, Ruth, David, and Isaiah. Drawing on themes such as embrace, gathering, promise, and restoration, we will consider how each is taken up and ultimately fulfilled in the person of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man.

Join us for this season of hopeful expectation, as we together approach the manger – only to be truly astounded by Who we find there!

On this, the third Sunday of Advent, we will hear Bathsheba share her story – which became forever entwined with that of David, King of Israel. We will consider the “already, not yet” reality of the world, in which we continue to recon with darkness, and wrestle with difficult questions. Following David’s lead, we will ‘let God have it!’ – our lament, our yearning, everything – clinging to the hope that he has already fulfilled (and will yet fulfil) his promise to David: for Jesus Christ is Lord!

Every Story Whispers His Name

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Borrowing the approach (not to mention the subtitle…) of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ beautiful Jesus Storybook Bible, our Advent 2016 sermon series will explore how the significance of Jesus is revealed in the fascinating (and often rather humorous) stories of a motley cast of biblical characters: Jacob, Ruth, David, and Isaiah. Drawing on themes such as embrace, gathering, promise, and restoration, we will consider how each is taken up and ultimately fulfilled in the person of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man.

Join us for this season of hopeful expectation, as we together approach the manger – only to be truly astounded by Who we find there!

On this, the second Sunday of Advent, we will hear the story of Naomi (mother-in-law of Ruth).  Reflecting on her story, we will consider the deep significance of our acts of kindness towards one another, and how God has most fully shown his kindness to us – in sending his Son for our redemption.

Every Story Whispers His Name

(*Note* – The audio for this sermon cuts out at the 9:30 mark, but resumes at 19:00. Unfortunately, that means that most of Jacob’s story is missed. We apologize for this. If you would like to read a version of the story, please find the attached PDF.)

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Borrowing the approach (not to mention the subtitle…) of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ beautiful Jesus Storybook Bible, our Advent 2016 sermon series will explore how the significance of Jesus is revealed in the fascinating (and often rather humorous) stories of a motley cast of biblical characters: Jacob, Ruth, David, and Isaiah. Drawing on themes such as embrace, gathering, promise, and restoration, we will consider how each is taken up and ultimately fulfilled in the person of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man.

Join us for this season of hopeful expectation, as we together approach the manger – only to be truly astounded by Who we find there!

On this, the first Sunday of Advent, we will hear the story of Jacob (aka Israel), and consider how he would father a nation who would ‘wrestle’ with God, and through whom all that was lost would finally be found.