After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ (Matthew 1:1-2)
You would be very welcome to join us at 10:30am in St Thomas, Northaw this Sunday.
Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ (Luke 2:11)
This Christmas Morning, in our all-age Christmas Celebration, we will be rejoicing at the great news of Jesus Christ, born to rescue us.
Then God said to Jacob, ‘Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.’ (Genesis 35:1, NIV)
Jacob has left returned home and made peace with his brother. Why, then, does God appear to Jacob and tell him to go somewhere else? Because Jacob hasn’t completed what God has told him to do, either geographically or spiritually.