Sun, Dec 13, 2015

The Incarnate Title: Emmanuel

Third Advent 2015
Duration:1 hr 8 mins 45 secs

What child is this?

The Incarnate Title: Emmanuel

13 December

Dear West View family

Welcome to Worship on this third Sunday of Advent. If you are a visitor, may you, along with every person present today, know the powerful presence of God’s Spirit. Be at home amongst us.

I’ve been reflecting on the link between the season of Advent, and the Day of Reconciliation that we celebrate on Wednesday. Paul, writing to the Corinthians explains what God was up to in sending Jesus to be born on earth:

2 Corinthians 5:19 New International Version (NIV)

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And God has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”

So Christmas is about God’s work of reconciliation – reconciling us to God, and commissioning us to carry this message of reconciliation to others. In effect, God has commissioned you and me to continue the reconciling work that was begun in Jesus Christ. I wonder what that reconciling work looks like in your own life and context. Where is God calling you to be an agent of reconciliation?

Have a great Day of Reconciliation on Wednesday!

Ian

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