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Keyworth Baptist Church

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. 

There is no lockdown on the Holy Spirit.

There is no lockdown on ‘just happening’ to meet the person he’s put on your heart in the grocery aisle, or on him healing a friend sixty miles away, or giving you the right word (you know it was him) for a colleague on a call, or strengthening you for another day in the classroom, the same room, the Zoom room.

There is no lockdown on mission.

This article is one in a series (Connecting with Culture) from the the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.

One of the most evocative elements of the nativity story is the visit of the Magi described in Matthew’s Gospel. Some people think this episode is an insertion – a purely symbolic event that emphasises Jesus’ royal authority. But I think that if God exists, and his Son was born into his own creation, the story of the Magi makes sense.

It was common in Jesus’ day for people to believe that special stars heralded the birth of certain individuals. Magi did also sometimes act as diplomats, travelling to meet foreign rulers. It would have been unusual for them to travel so far west in response to a star – but perhaps they would have done so on a very special occasion.

This article is one in a series (Connecting with Culture) from the the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.

Personal Bible Study



NEW FOR 2021

Curious to learn more about Jesus either by yourself or with others? Visit our Personal Study page. Each week we'll be adding some personal study material to go through. It'll include a brief audio message, a short video and a section of your Bible to read. No Bible? Click here for one on our site.

This material is provided by our friends at BibleProject.




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