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How did the Old Testament writers imagine the coming of the Messiah? What would he achieve? Why would he arrive?

Part 1: Paradise Lost and the Promised Blessing

by David Fowler November 15, 2015 6:30pm

Genesis 3 & 22

Why was the incarnation needed? We explore the reason for the Christmas season (Adam's lack of faith) and the ancient promise of God (responding to Abraham's depth of faith).

Part 2: The Prince of Peace

by Dave King November 29, 2015 6:30pm

Isaiah 9

Isaiah the prophet says of the Christ that He will be called amongst other names and titles "The Prince of Peace". The Hebrew word for Peace is Shalom, Shalom means nothing broken and nothing missing, a completeness a fullness. Christ came as the fullness of God to impact the world but also us as individuals. In this talk we look at how the Prince of Peace Impacts our lives and our potential in Him. How can and does the fullness of God impact our lives and then through us impact the lives of others.

Part 3: What are we waiting for?

by Mike Hall December 6, 2015 6:30pm

Isaiah 11

In the run up to Christmas it is easy to forget what we are waiting for. Isaiah tells us that one day ‘the earth will be filled with the knowledge of God’. He tells us what this will look like and gives us a clear vision of the hope which lies within and beyond the Christmas story. This is not just a vision for the far-off future but something which we, as God’s people, are called to make real in our lives, our relationships with others and in our world.

Part 4: The Whole Story