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Glorious Christmas Series
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

We are now in Christmas season. In the church calendar, this is known as Advent (Latin: Adventus) meaning “coming”. It is a season to reflect on the first coming of Christ (Christmas) to bring salvation to mankind and also a time of expectant waiting and preparation for His Second Coming (Parousia) to judge the living and the dead.

Our Christmas theme for this year is Glorious Christmas which ties in with our Centenary theme Glory to Glory. We will begin our Christmas sermon series explaining why Christmas is indeed a glorious event in history. Our prayer is that every member of St. Patrick’s Church will not only understand the theological and biblical significance of the coming of Christ, but also have the conviction and determination to share this wonderful good news to the world.

In this series, we will see the extent of God’s love and grace towards us. We will also look into the significance of the Incarnation of Christ, the necessity of the sacrifice of Jesus as the Lamb of God and the implication of Jesus being the Messiah of the Jews and Saviour of the world. In a nutshell we answer the question, “If God is so great and mighty, and that by a single command he can change everything, why did He let His Son Jesus go through all kinds of difficulties including death on the cross in order to save us?” We pray that from the answers and clarity, we will also serve with greater joy and purpose.

So let us pray that this Christmas will not only be glorious to us personally but also to all whom we share the Christmas joy.

- Bishop John Yeo