At Christmas we focus on Jesus the Second Person of the Trinity. But what of the third, the Holy Spirit. Listen as Dr Blair Smith explains the role of the Holy Spirit in the Incarnation which we celebrate at Christmas as well as His role in the life of the church thereafter.
Can you conceive of Christmas as a snowball? Dr. Smith will give your mind a bit of a “kick start” and it may surprise you how the ‘snowball’ analogy actually is meaningful!
It certainly is interesting that God elected to announce the coming of the Savior of the world to shepherds. Back in the day, shepherds were pretty low on the social scale, if not right at the bottom. And true to form, when the ‘messenger’ comes, they almost die with fear. Yet the work God sends them is the same as he has sent to humans over the millenium: Fear not! When God injects himself into history it usually is because He is about to do something amazing, something wonderful for the human race.
In his Christmas carol, Longfellow laments “there is no peace on earth, I said.” We often say the same. But in his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul replies. Listen as our visiting preacher describes the meaning of Paul’s declaration of peace in this week’s sermon.