Alan Roxburgh – Advent 1 / Nov 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangAdvent

[author-bio-alan-roxburgh] Advent 1 | Preparing for Hope Advent Readings | Zechariah 14:4-9, Psalm 50, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 & Luke 21:25-31 01Each of the readings in this first week of Advent are filled with anticipation. But their contexts are framed by distress, hardship and threat. A pall of oppression and death hangs in the air yet … Read More

John McLaverty – Advent 4 / Dec 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangAdvent

[author-bio-john-mclaverty] Advent | Preparing for Love Advent Readings | Micah 5:2-5, Psalm 80, Hebrews 10:5-10 & Luke 1:39-56 01 This morning the children in our little Anglican parish lit the first three candles of Advent. To say the least, it was a bit of a messy affair. The matches didn’t work, and when they did, … Read More

Advent – Week 1 / Dec 2013

January 14, 2015By Adam LangAdvent

[author-bio-philip-j-reed] Advent Readings | Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13: 11-14 & Matthew 24: 36-44 01The first Sunday in Advent presents us with an apocalyptic text, Matthew 24: 36-44. Here Jesus talks about what he does not know. He does not know the day or the hour when the second coming will take place. … Read More

Advent – Week 2 / Dec 2013

January 14, 2015By Adam LangAdvent

[author-bio-fiona-watts] Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 4-13 & Matthew 3:1-12 01 Preparation. December is full of preparation. Preparing food, preparing gifts, preparing music for concerts, preparing our homes with decorations. John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness is a fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way … Read More

Advent – Week 3 / Dec 2013

January 14, 2015By Adam LangAdvent

[author-bio-michael-binder] Advent Readings | Isaiah 35: 1-10, Psalm 146: 5-10, James 5: 7-10 & Matthew 11: 2-11 01Is this it? Is this what we have been waiting for? The text from the book of Matthew on the third Sunday of Advent captures the lingering doubt in the mind of John the Baptist, the one who … Read More