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Every Story Whispers His Name

newmaryjostablecopy 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.