Today is the first Sunday in the Advent period of 2017. Advent is the time leading up to the birth of Jesus which we celebrate on 25th December each year. The theme for our advent series is “The Light of the World”.
As we lead up to Christmas I am yet again challenged with the thought that Churches are closing their doors and many of those churches that are open are losing numbers and end up struggling to survive. At the same time there are more and more people focussing on the commercial aspect of Christmas and less and less people focussing on the fact that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas.
What is the problem? I think we are experiencing the same problem that Paul experienced when he wrote his letter to the people of Galatia.
- Galatians 1:3 - 10