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12 Dec
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Advent: Consider Jesus

Isaiah 53:7-12: Take a moment to pause in awe and wonder. We are on holy ground here, touching the Father heart of a for whose nature is love, seeing again that grace is completely free yet enormously costly. Reading this ...

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11 Dec
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Advent: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 53:1-6: Isaiah sensed that God's saving plan would only come through suffering. Israel was expecting God's Saviour. But what would he be like? Humble, vulnerable, not good-looking, not oozing charm; he's the one people overlook. He knows about pain. ...

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10 Dec
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Advent: God’s Chosen One

Isaiah 42:1-9: Four hundred years before Jesus' birth, Isaiah paints an intimate word-picture of the Father's love for his only Son and the nature of his vocation. Through the prophet's words God makes promise after promise about what 'his servant' ...

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09 Dec
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Advent: Get Ready!

Isaiah 40:1-5: For God's captive, exiled people this prophecy brought good news - one day they'd be set free. As Christmas approaches what might it mean for us to 'prepare the way for the Lord' (v 3)? When John the ...

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08 Dec
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Advent: Shout for Joy

Isaiah 35: Isaiah looks ahead and sees all of nature cheering at the brilliance of God. Jesus is the one who would bring healing to the diseased and make the 'feeble' strong. Jesus himself is the 'Way of Holiness'. We ...

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07 Dec
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Advent: Hope

Isaiah 11 :1 -5: A Saviour is coming. From the 'stump' (Israel) and from the family line of David (Jesse), Jesus would be born. There was still hope for the 'fallen' tree of Israel. For us too, although we are ...

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06 Dec
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A new song of hope and love this Christmas

Message from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly.

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06 Dec
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Advent: The Light of the World

Isaiah 9:2-7: God raised Isaiah's vision to the future hope that would one day be fulfilled in Jesus. Even though Isaiah couldn't have known how or when God would do it, he sees clearly the birth of a baby - ...

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