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  • Life in the Word

    The last month of the year!  Well before the two words "Merry Christmas" is on eveyone's lips, we hear the voice of despair, "My! This year has gone quickly, hasn't it? We were wishing each other Happy New Year only just yesterday and its time to say Merry Christmas again!"  

    CHRISTMAS - The best season of the year!  So say manufactureres and retailers, loan companies and banks, even charities and food banks find it the busiest time of the year.

    There is nothing wrong with commercialism; look at the number of people in employment who support the Christmas season, all year around! Imagine the amount of gift-giving which brings great joy to the ones who give and the ones who receive. Christ, however, seems to have disappeard from Christmas!

    Celebrating Christmas without Christ is like a good friend saying, "We celebrated your golden wedding anniversary by throwing a party for our friends at the Ritz in London! We had a grand time exchanging gifts, and singing and toasting to the memory of your golden anniversary! Now imagine the warm tears rolling down our cheeks, that someone used the occasion of our golden wedding anniversary to celebrate it with their friends!  

    Pope Francis once said, "God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it."

     Christmas was birthed in the heart of God, long before the creation of this world. Jesus affirms this.  Father, … you loved me before the foundations of the world (John 17:24). God wants to understand the significance of Crhistmas, and of course to be happy and enjoy the spirit of happiness. 

    May the days upto Christmas and the days after, open your mind to grasp, appreciate and act on the greatest Gift God has given us, a gift which does not breakdown, comes with a lifetime warranty, and can be shared with everyone.  

     

     

    If you are new to Botley, or Botley Baptist Church, or have been worshipping here for a long time and wish to explore more about Church life and Baptist beliefs, you are most welcome to join us on 6th December, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Das' home.

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  • This Week in Botley

    Tuesday 12th December
    19:00 House Group Bible Study

    Wednesday 13th December
    19:15 Prayer for Church & Community @ Church

    Sunday 17th December
    10:30 Sunday Service
    17:00 Romanian Worship Service
    18:00 Traditional Christmas Carol Service

    Wednesday 20th December
    19:15 Prayer for Church & Community @ Church

    Saturday 23rd December
    16:00 Jazz Christmas Sing-along

    Sunday 24th December
    10:30 Sunday Service
    17:00 Romanian Worship Service
    23:30 CHRISTMAS EVE MIDNIGHT SERVICE

    Monday 25th December

    Christmas Day

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    10:30 CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE

    Tuesday 26th December

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Wednesday 27th December

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Thursday 28th December

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Friday 29th December

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Saturday 30th December

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Sunday 31st December

    New Years Eve

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    10:30 Sunday Service
    17:00 Romanian Worship Service

    Monday 1st January

    New Years Day

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Tuesday 2nd January

    MANNA Cafe CLOSED

    Sunday 7th January
    10:30 Sunday Service
    17:00 Romanian Worship Service

    Tuesday 9th January
    19:00 House Group Bible Study

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