Joshua 24 – As Joshua nears his life’s end, he gives us pointed encouragements for the new year ahead.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 – Paul has seen God’s gracious working in the Thessalonian Christians, so have we seen similar work in St Giles over the last year. Let’s praise God and press on!
Psalm 72:9-11 – What Solomon longed for, Jesus fulfilled. Jesus is the king above all kings.
Matthew 2:1-12 – The Wise men and Herod encounter the baby Jesus. Their reactions are very different and important for us to learn from.
Isaiah 49:6. Jesus came to provide light and salvation.
Luke 2:22-40 – Simeon and Anna encounter Jesus – Israel’s redemption and consolation.
Isaiah 9:6-7. Jesus is the promised Son and eternal King who delivers us from darkness to light.
Proverbs 31:29-31. True beauty is not found physical appearance, but in a heart that knows and fears the Lord.
Luke 1:26-45. Mary is honoured as the Lord’s servant who will bear the coming Messiah.
Mark 10:45 – Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and this is good news for us this Christmas!
Matthew 1:18-25 – Joseph’s not the star of the Christmas story, but, under God, he plays a vital part. He’s a faithful man who turns our attention to Jesus (the real star of the show).
Luke 2:1-21. The first birth announcement of the Saviour King was given to the most unlikely of people: humble and ordinary shepherds.
Luke 1:26-28. Jesus is great because Jesus is God.
There are lots of good ways to use our homes this Christmas, but will we use them as a means by which people can meet God?
If we’re going to capitalise on this Christmas, we’ve gotta think well. Think of others and think like Jesus.
Genesis 45:24. How do we avoid quarrels this Christmas? Remember God’s grace already demonstrated to us.
Philippians 1. What do believers need to remember in order to have a good Christmas? What’s most important.
Revelation 3:19. Jesus disciplines those whom he loves. This motivates us to repent. He promises us eternal reward if we trust in him and are victorious.
2 Samuel 24. The final chapter of 2 Samuel closes the narrative with stunning lessons about sin, about repentance, and about the Lord’s mercy.