“There is nothing permanent except change” - a quote attributed to a Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus. Ironic? Not sure I agree with it…
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The Alpha Course holds a special place in my heart. My husband Karl gave his life to the Lord during an Alpha course 23 years ago and 12 years ago I was trained as an Alpha Leader at Holy Trinity Brompton. You may ask, what is Alpha? Alpha is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions.
Every Christmas the Bible Society publishes a booklet telling the Nativity Story, explaining why the birth of a baby 2000 years ago is significant for us today. We give them out to families when they visit church for the Christmas party or a Christmas service. There is also an animated screen version.
On this second Sunday of Advent we remember John the Baptist and his preaching ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!’ As part of that preparation he called people to repent and be baptised.
I love this time of year. Yes, it is Christmas, a time of great joy and celebration. Elaine and I have our birthdays in December, but that’s not it. For me it’s a time of reflection on the year passed and taking everything, I’ve learned and grown into - into the year ahead.
Today we continue our series on preparing for Revival both in the morning and evening services.