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Thank you for joining us for our Advent Reflections. We hope you have enjoyed them. After our lively Assembly in November, we are following up the great enthusiasm we heard for being part of intentional discipleship groups. We have earmarked Wednesday 10th...

Day 33 – Epilogue

In this last daily excerpt from ‘Hidden in Christ’, Prof. Smith summarises the key themes of this devotional journey.  We have reproduced the last page of his book verbatim below… The main ideas behind these ‘Hidden in Christ’ devotionals can be summed up in two...

Day 32 – ‘Name’

Nearly every time Christians end their prayers they say: ‘In Jesus’ name. Amen.’  What does it mean to pray in Jesus’ name?  When we baptise people, why does the minister say: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…’ For many years, I had...

Day 31 – ‘Whatever’

One of the things I love about the Bible is that it does not give us black-and-white answers to all the dilemmas we face.  It does, however, provide basic guidelines.  Paul said to the Corinthians: ‘So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all...

Day 30 – ‘Sing’

Music is a completely gratuitous and unnecessary part of human life.  And yet, music is a great blessing to human existence.  Music can reach a deep place in our soul and touch us in ways that nothing else can.  Sometimes it expresses feelings that cannot be expressed...

Day 29 – ‘Teach’

When we think about great teachers, we often think about pastors and professionals.  But in truth, most of our teachers are not professionals.  They are ordinary men and women who have a genuine relationship with God, through Christ, and God uses them to reach and to...