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Jesus is God’s Gift: An all age visual, fun, interactive and creative Christmas talk

This fun, visual and creative talk explains how Jesus is God’s gift to the world using a wrapped up present with various items inside of it. As you pull each item out (it’s best done in order) you simply explain … Continue reading

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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 21: The One about Strange Gifts

They were the strangest set of gifts that Mary had ever seen! These important looking people were really offering her son gold, some incense (she had only ever seen it used in the temple to worship God) and perfume. It had … 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 were shocked and amazed by their angelic visitors and the mind blowing 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 it … Continue reading

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Advent 15: Clean enough for God?

Jesus, the King of Kings and creator of the universe had an animal feeding trough for his first crib. God decided that his son would be born in ordinary and humble settings. He was born into poverty to parents who were … Continue reading

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