Expect the Unexpected
The Great Rejoicing Reversal
Zephaniah 3:14-17 • December 8, 2019 • Al Hardy
Life so often steals our joy. Frequently, Christmas does the same. In this talk, we start our Christmas series looking at the biblical promise that true joy is found through the 'Great Rejoicing Reversal'. What is it? How do we engage in it? and what will the result be?
The Unexpected King of Christmas
Matthews • December 15, 2019 • Al Hardy
This Christmas, how should we respond to the promise of a King? In this talk, we see how Jesus was an unexpected King when He was born and is still the unexpected King today. We are invited to see the kind of King He really is and respond to Him accordingly!
Responding to the Unexpected!
Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew 1:18-21 • December 22, 2019 • Al Hardy
On this Sunday we had our annual carol service that told the story of Luke 1:26-38 and Matt 1:18-21 in music, reflection on these scriptures and powerful video clips from the BBC show called 'The Nativity'. This all leads up to the talk you will hear her. We hope the story of Mary & Joseph mean something different this Christmas Season! Christmas reminds us that God often does unexpected things. But how should we respond when He does? and what does it really mean to trust in God in good times as well as hard? In this talk, we reflect on what it means to respond and trust in the God of the unexpected this Christmas.
Unexpected Life in Jesus
Isaiah 9:2-7 and John 1:1-13 • December 24, 2019 • Al Hardy
John's gospel starts by saying that 'In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind' (John 1:4). As we celebrate the birth of Jesus we examine the life that He brings and more importantly, how we can lay hold of it for ourselves this Christmas.