Matthew tells us that Jesus birth was a fulfilment of Isaiah’s prophecy: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” At Christmas we celebrate the birth of our saviour, the coming of the messiah, and the revelation of “God with Us”.
The story of Jonah and the whale is a Sunday School favourite, and one that has much to teach us as God's people today.
The Psalms are unique in the Bible in that while we believe the are God's Word to us, they are also our words to God. In them we find expression for our pain and our joy as we reflect on God's character.
The little phrase "In Christ" is the most common way of describing what it means to be a Christian. Over the next four weeks we will be digging into what it means to be in Christ.
The book of Revelation is one of the most puzzling books of the Bible. Because of it's strange characteristics, weird imagery and use of numbers many find it confusing or even frightening. But Revelation was written for Christians who were being persecuted because of their faith, and it was written to encourage them to stand firm in the face of evil opposition. It can offer the church today exactly that same encouragement.
The Book of Daniel contains some of the most famous stories in the Bible, with a consistent theme running through them: Despite appearances, God is in control.