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Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning ‘coming’. This Advent we will explore: ‘Humility in a world of status’, ‘Generosity in a time of indulgence’, and ‘Simplicity in a time of excess’.

What does generosity mean and look like as a follower of Jesus today? Why is generosity a core part of who we are as disciples? In this series (part of ‘Life to the Full’), we’ll explore why generosity is a key marker for Christians, and what it means to follow Jesus generously with our money, resources, time, work, possessions, and more. We’ll look at some biblical passages that relate to generosity, money, wealth, and stewardship.

In this series we’ll explore the world-changing story of Jesus through the Gospel of Luke. It’ll be a chance to not only see why the Gospel stories are important, but how we can actually read and understand them. We’ll get to immerse ourselves in Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection. But we’ll also explore key people and themes throughout Luke that will help challenge and encourage us as followers of Jesus in today’s world.

This four talk series explores each of these themes and promises of God, that we might experience and grow in each of them as we reflect on all that He has done and all that is to come. This series will help us to reflect on Advent as a season of waiting and longing; a season to sit with the darkness, with the promise of hope to be fulfilled. It’s a season to remember the coming of Jesus 2000 years ago and to actively wait for His coming again! We don’t wait alone; He is with us in the waiting. He is our Love, Joy, Peace and Hope.

This series is all about being formed by the presence of Jesus in our lives, or to put it another way, discipleship. We have framed this series with this description of what it means to follow Jesus, and to be His disciple: ‘The daily journey of being loved by Him, learning from Him and living like Him’.

The book of Esther tells the story of how a Jewish girl, originally named Hadasseh, became the Queen of Persia and saved her people from a plot to destroy them. It’s a complex, fascinating, Jewish diaspora story.