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Preparing for 8 - 14 December 2019

Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7,10-14; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12RCL Advent 2 Year A

Repent!

John the Baptist fulfils the role of Isaiah's prophetic voice, preparing for the Lord's coming. The preparation is repentance, and learning to 'bear good fruit' by depending only on God. When the Lord, the Messiah, comes, he will baptise with the Holy Spirit and fire.

This week's resources explore: where your roots are; bearing good fruit.

PostScript

Linking this week's reading to the news headlines
PostScript for 8 December: 'Events, dear boy’John the Baptist proclaims that the critical time has come, saying ‘Repent’ (Matthew 3.2), but events can put us off course.

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