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Preparation for Advent: Sunday 24th November, by Mike Oswald.

Our final vision from Isaiah is that of a great light being brought into the world by the birth of a child. This prophecy, too, was taken later as a prophecy of the birth of Jesus, God incarnate – that is: God in human form. We celebrate Christmas with the lighting of...

Preparation for Advent: Sunday 17th November, by Mike Oswald.

Our second passage from the book of Isaiah again looks forward to a time of peace and justice. The opening phrase may appear rather strange: ‘A shoot shall come out of the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots’. Jesse was the father of King David,...

Preparation for Advent: Sunday 10th November 2019, by Mike Oswald

Preparation for Advent: Sunday 10th November, by Mike. Advent is a time of preparation leading up to Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus to whom the title ‘Christ’ was given from the very earliest days. ‘Christ’ is the Greek a translation of the Hebrew word...

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