EXPLORING THE BIBLE

Advent 2  December 6  ‘Christmas and Transformation’

Advent 2 December 6 ‘Christmas and Transformation’

I believe that, as we share these familiar stories once again this year, we should note this theme of transformation in them, and also note that many of our neighbours view Christmas as a time which transforms us into our best selves. 

Advent 1    November 29  Mark 13:24-37

Advent 1 November 29 Mark 13:24-37

In our preparations for celebrating the coming of Christ again this Christmas, we must “Stay awake!” and ready ourselves for the birth of love again in us and into a world in need.   

Pentecost 24  November 15  Matthew 25:14-30

Pentecost 24 November 15 Matthew 25:14-30

We cannot learn to love without taking risks and becoming vulnerable. We are not alone. God’s love can cast out our fear as we learn to trust him more – the task of a lifetime!  

Pentecost 23  November 8     Matthew 25: 1-13

Pentecost 23 November 8 Matthew 25: 1-13

The kingdom of heaven is like this: it’s like a wedding banquet when the bridesmaids wait for the arrival of the bridegroom and greet him with a procession of light in the darkness with with their lamps which are filled with oil and lit in readiness.