God sent Jesus into the world for a purpose. It was to change the very basis on which human beings relate to God.
Paul tells his readers that because of what happened when Jesus was born of Mary, his followers are not slaves of God. They have an altogether different identity as adopted children of God.
This is emancipation. So how is it that we tend to prefer a kind of slavery to this liberation?
Preaching: Simon Harvey
Leading and presiding: Caroline Shuttleworth
A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.
It's still the Christmas season, so we're continuing with carols today.