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Through our whole history, God is always coming to us. However there are two very important and definitive ‘comings’. The first one is the Incarnation (Jesus becomes one of us for our salvation) and the Second is the Parousia (Jesus will coming again in glory to judge the living and the dead). Advent reminds us that the two are linked: what happens to us in the Second Coming depends on...
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Every year, advent starts with a warning “Be Watchful, Be alert!” In the reading of the first Sunday from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is not threatening us but instructing us to stay prepared because we do not know the hour when we will see him face to face.   Joyful Expectancy At one definitive point in history Jesus will be coming again. When the old is dismantled, the new is ushered in. Jesus...
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"You are so glorious Beautiful God You are my warrior Ruler of my heart" Pilgrim&King are one of the four bands that are currently serving in our Youth Ministry. Back in 2015 they released their first EP, 'Glorious'. Christopher Tate, the author of the title track tells us how it was written to remind us to worship God even in the tough times. "This song was written as a prayer to encourage us to worship God even during...
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"Sovereign healer Mighty in power Your mercy delivers us" One of the bands serving in our youth ministry, Pilgrim&King, have just come from our annual weekend, 'The Best Is Yet To Come', which forms part of the SEVEN course that launched last October and is reaching its conclusion this week. 'King of Heaven', one of their original songs, was first released in the 'Glorious' EP in 2015, but it was so well received, it was also included in the...
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This article builds up on our previous article "Vision Correction" A quick look at the more popular fairy-tales and movies reveals a common element: they all live happily ever after. Damsels are rescued, couples are united, the lost make their way home and the world is saved in the nick of time. But this is far from the reality of things. In actual fact, men rarely find a damsel in distress and women do...