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Partakers Christmas Thought 2 January 2022 – Christmas 35

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Partakers Christmas Thought

2 January 2022

Jesus 04: Why would God become human?

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
(John 3:16-21)

We continue looking at Christmas and because Jesus is no longer in the manger, we start investigating more about Jesus Christ. In the podcast today we investigate why God would become a human. Come and listen to find out more!

 

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Partakers Christmas Thought 30 December 2021 – Christmas 33

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Partakers Christmas Thought

30 December 2021

Jesus 02: Jesus is fully God

20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

We continue looking at Christmas and because Jesus is no longer in the manger, we start investigating more about Jesus Christ. Today we look together we look at Jesus being fully God. Come and listen to find out more.

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Partakers Christmas Thought 26 December 2021 – Christmas 29

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Partakers Christmas Thought

26 December 2021

Joseph and Jesus

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: his mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’
22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25)

We meet and learn about Joseph in both Matthew’s and Luke’s accounts of the birth of Jesus. He is the quiet man in the story but also a spiritual person who wished to live his life and make his decisions in accordance with God’s will.

In the podcast today we continue looking at Christmas and today we look at the quiet man of the Christmas story, Joseph. We particularly look at how God guided him and how Joseph showed great fortitude and sensitivity. Come and listen to find out more about Joseph and Jesus.

 

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Partakers Christmas Thought 25 December 2021 – Christmas 28

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Partakers Christmas Thought

25 December 2021

Jesus

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, ‘This is the one I spoke about when I said, “He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.”’) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in the closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

(John 1:10-18)

Happy Christmas to you, wherever you are in this world! Today is Christ’s Mass! Christmas is about incarnation. Christmas is that time of the year, when we celebrate the momentous occasion when the Creator of the universe became part of His own creation. Christmas is about God sending ‘his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.’ … ‘The Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.’ (1 John 4:9, 14)

In the podcast today we continue looking at Christmas and today we look at Jesus: the reason for the season of Christmas. Come and listen to find out more.

 

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Partakers Christmas Thought 21 December 2021 – Christmas 24

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Partakers Christmas Thought

21 December 2021

Mary

Part 3: Mary’s Song (v46-50)

46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
(Luke 2:46-50)

In response to being greeted by Elizabeth, Mary breaks out in spontaneous song! A song seemingly of renewal, revolution and reformation. Mary proclaims that God is on the march and God is going to do something new! Some scholars believe Mary is looking back on all the stories she has heard about how God has dealt with people in the past. Others think that she is being prophetic and only looking ahead to what God will do. I personally think it is both.

In the Podcast today, we discover that in response to Elizabeth’s greeting, Mary responds in a spontaneous song, that we call the Magnficat! We look at Luke 2:46-50 today and Luke 2:51-56 tomorrow. Listen to or download the mp3 to hear more about this most extraordinary yet ordinary woman and the majestic song of worship to, and about, her God.

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