Category Archives: Christmas story

Advent 24: What do we really need for Christmas?

There once were some parents who wanted to buy their daughter the perfect Christmas present and in the end they decided to get a bike which was something that she really needed. Because they cared so much, they put a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Advent 23: Jesus was a Refugee

Mary was dazed and confused. Joseph had woken her in the middle of the night and now she was clinging to Jesus, holding him as close as she could as they stumbled along in the dark. When Joseph had woken … Continue reading

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Advent 22: The bit that feels too Horrible to Talk About

There is a part of the Christmas story that I don’t recall seeing in many or even possibly any Nativity plays. King Herod was far from happy that the Magi had arrived saying that there was a newly born King … Continue reading

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Advent 20: The bit that feels Awkward to Talk About

So, the Magi traveled to find Jesus which is wonderful, but they were led to him through astrology which feels err, a bit embarrassing. The Bible is clear that God is the one who we should turn to for guidance, … Continue reading

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Advent 19: The Long Wait Until Christmas

Simeon knew that he wouldn’t die until he had seen the Messiah and on the day that Mary, Joseph and Jesus visited the temple in Jerusalem for their purification offering, God led him to the temple. As he arrived, he … Continue reading

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Advent 18: The Long Road to Bethlehem

In contrast with the shepherds, the Magi (or wise men as they are more commonly known in nativity plays) had to travel a huge distance to see Jesus. The shepherds popped into town to see if the Messiah really had been … Continue reading

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Advent 17: That is Amazing News!

The shepherds must have been shocked and amazed by their angelic visitors and the really exciting news that they were hearing. It’s really no wonder that they left their sheep in the middle of the night to go to see if … Continue reading

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Advent 16: The Wrong Sort of People?

So, the first people who God wanted to tell about the arrival of his son were people who weren’t allowed to go to worship. The shepherds were in a field at night taking care of their sheep when a bright … Continue reading

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Advent 15: Clean enough for God?

Jesus was born in the place where the animals were kept and it seems almost scandalous that Jesus, the King of Kings had an animal feeding trough for his first crib. God decided that his son would be born in … Continue reading

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Advent 14: Did Mary Cry?

Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem but none of Joseph’s relatives offered them a place to stay. Although most nativity plays have an innkeeper, the Bible doesn’t actually mention there being one. Some English Bible translations do mention an inn, … Continue reading

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