On the Burnside Blog this week we continue our journey with Ruth through Advent. Each day finding “Hope Under Bethlehem Skies”. This is a short devotional video drawing us towards Jesus.
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The full playlist on Spotify
Or search for “Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies” on Spotify
The Playlist as it grows on YouTube
The Song For Today
O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Young Oceans
Let’s Pray For Tom Dowling (Irish mission worker in Kilkenny)
Pray for Tom and for door-to-door visitation and contacts made, and for in-person and online Bible studies, that God will be in all the interactions; pray that people will come to faith in Jesus, and believers will be built up in their faith.
Taughmonagh (South Belfast)
Give thanks for fresh enthusiasm, some new members, and an awakened interest in the OT after engaging with the ‘Bible Course’. Pray for members as they continue to be salt and light.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
The Gospel: One Chapter At A Time is a resource from Paul Tripp, in which he summarizes each book of Scripture in a brief video segment and reveals how it points back to Jesus Christ.
Q) Does the Lord’s Supper Add Anything to Christ’s Atoning Work?
A) No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves.
If you're looking for a stocking filler, take a look at Faithful, the Keswick Convention 2021 sung worship album! With contributions from Colin Webster, Phil Moore, Ben Slee and Olly Knight.
For more info, or to order, go to:
Matt Boga writes:
One of my personal traditions over the past few Advents has been to read J. I. Packer’s chapter on the incarnation in Knowing God. This is far and away my favorite chapter in my favorite extrabiblical book, and it’s my joy to revisit it often. Read more here -
Tim Keller on Christmas Carols
Even as a Secular Holiday, Christmas Makes the Gospel Accessible
To understand Christmas is to understand basic Christianity and the gospel.
Mary’s Song (43 minute audio)
In response to the news that she would give birth to the Messiah, Mary burst into a song of praise. Recorded in Luke’s gospel, her words reveal her devotion to God and her willingness to trust and obey Him. In this message on the “Magnificat,” Alistair Begg leads us through Mary’s praise of God’s intimate care for His people, His authority over Creation, and His overflowing mercy. Mary’s humble example provides a pattern for our own personal and corporate worship.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Sadly two more trees at the Dark Hedges came down in the storms at the weekend.
Here is a puzzle based on a photo taken a few years ago.
Play the "Dark Hedges Tuesday" puzzle!