Category Archives: Christmas

18.12.16 – Christmas Is About Sin (Forgiven) – Peter Cheyne

Do people still send Christmas cards? Well, let’s just reminisce. Imagine a line-up of Christmas cards on the mantelpiece. How many of them have the word “sin” quite prominently on the front? Or, imagine the newsletters you receive. How many … Continue reading

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4.12.16 – Hope – Peter Cheyne

Read Isaiah 9:1-7; Luke 2:8-14 If it hadn’t been for the kids, Luke would not have gone to church on Christmas Day. It was really just too painful. It was Mandy’s church really, but he wanted to honour her and … Continue reading

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Reality Hits Home

When Rick had to contact Stephanie in the printing department again, he remembered how rude he had been to her. But, he couldn’t avoid it. His client had been happy with the samples and now wanted to place an order. … Continue reading

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Reality Check

When Rick returned to work after the Christmas break, he was surprised to see Seth’s desk empty. Even the computer had gone. Seth hadn’t said anything about leaving! Surely he would have told Rick. They were reasonable friends and had … Continue reading

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Rick Reviews Reality

While all his workmates downed their beers and wines, Rick drank lemonade. The Friday night drinkies flowed a little more freely than normal. Christmas was only a week away and everybody was getting festive. Drinking lemonade was part of his … Continue reading

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Jesus

Read Luke 1:26-36 Three weeks ago we read this same passage as we looked at Mary. At the time we said that some wonderful things were said about her baby but we would come back to them later. Today, let’s … Continue reading

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7.12.14 – Joseph – Peter Cheyne

Right at the heart of the Christmas story is a character we know very little about – Joseph. He is something of a shadowy figure. He is there but almost invisible. He is silent. Joseph never speaks in the scriptures. … Continue reading

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