12.2.23 EChurch@Wartburg Dr John Lennox: A Christmas Message

Cardinal in the Snow

Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day,
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!’

Advent Prayer by Hallow link

Heavenly Father, heal my heart during this season of Advent.
Help me to love more fully.
To forgive more generously.
To wait more patiently for Christmas,
embracing each day and hour knowing the joy that awaits.
In Your name, I pray.

A Christmas Prayer link

From the very beginning was
Your Word
Which spoke this world into being
Your Word
Which thunders from the skies
Your Word
Which flows like mountain streams
Your Word
Which whispers in morning breeze
Your Word
Revealed through kings and prophets
Your Word
Revealed through Angels’ praise
Your Word
Revealed in humble service
Your Word
Revealed through a tiny child
Your Word
Alive from the beginning of all things
And to eternity.


Commission & Benediction (inspired by Romans 13: 11-14) link

Go now and walk in the light of the Lord.
Stay alert for the Lord is near.
Put on the armour of light
and live openly and honourably.
Pray for peace for all God’s people.

And may God clothe you in the light of Christ;
May Christ Jesus teach you his ways;
And may the Holy Spirit keep you alert and prepared
for the coming day of the Lord.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
…In the name of Christ.


12.2.23 EChurch@Wartburg Dr John Lennox: A Christmas Message — 7 Comments

  1. senecagriggs,

    I wrote John Lennox with some questions a number of years ago. My Baptist church was anti old earth. He was helpful to me since he is of a similar mind to me. Oddly enough, he was speaking at SEBTS and came to my church to speak. I approached him after the service and said who I was. His eyebrows shot up, and he said, “This is the church?” I nodded, and he patted my shoulders and reminded me of his advice, which I won’t write here. The pastors were staring at us, talking together. It was amusing.
    He is a kind, decent man with an incredible mind and love for the Lord.