Bishop Paul Smith points to the surprising “unexpected upside down” Kingdom that is ruled over by our Lord Jesus. His power is shown in weakness and his strength is in serving. That is not how mighty kings are portrayed in movies!”
Advent and Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other in living memory. Bishop Paul writes his encouragement for Christians to get ready to eagerly share the life-giving hope-filled Good News of Jesus Christ during this Advent Christmas Season.
In Australia, so many around us are baptised, but we rarely speak of that. Bishop Paul Smith reflects on the amazing Grace of God at work in our baptism and the recent changes amongst the Christian Churches about recognising God at work in each other’s baptism.
As the early Church were formulating their prayers to the Lord Jesus they reflected on the significance of praying to him as one would pray to God – that the person who once walked around Palestine is the Lord of Creation.