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Advent Group Study Course

Author(s): Nick Fawcett

ISBN13: 9781844176854

ISBN10: 1844176851


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  • One theme dominates Advent - waiting. Just as Gods people of old waited for the Messiah, so we wait for the return of Christ in fulfilment of Gods purpose, for the establishment of his kingdom on earth.

    Ready and Waiting explores this theme in five sessions. The first two sessions look at patience and trust - both essential gifts for anyone called to wait, and vital both in life and faith. The third session explores how we can help prepare the way of Christ and equip ourselves for the life of faith. Session four reminds us of the blessings God holds in store for us, the promises that should shape our attitudes and expectations each moment of every day. Action is the theme of the final session, Advent bringing challenge as well as promise, confronting us with a call to respond.

    Beginning and ending each session with passages of Scripture, Nick Fawcett has included hypothetical scenarios that bring each theme down to earth and help to explore what they might be saying to us today in terms of our relationship with God and with others.

  • Nick Fawcett

    What difference does being a Christian make to your life and what difference should it make?In Spot the Difference, Nick Fawcett considers five ways in which commitment should manifest itself: in a quality of love, a spontaneity of witness, a disposition of joy, a generosity of spirit and a vibrant inner faith.The five sessions in this group study course for Lent are: • A love that shows
    • An allegiance that shows
    • A joy that shows
    • A concern that shows
    • A faith that showsEach session contains: Setting the scene, Exploring the Scriptures, Activities, Enlarging the picture, and Food for thought.ABOUT THE AUTHORDespite wrestling with a speech impediment throughout his formative years, Nick Fawcett responded to the call to ministry, studying at Bristol and Oxford universities before spending thirteen happy years in the Baptist ministry, first in Leigh, Lancashire and then in Cheltenham, after which he went on to serve for three years as a chaplain with the national charity Toc H.While few would have dreamt he had ever struggled with speech, for Nick it was still an issue beneath the surface, prompting him eventually to explore a new form of ministry: that of the written word. He has been writing now for six years, during which time he has published numerous books reaching an audience many hundred time greater than was possible while in the pastoral ministry; this, in his own words, testimony to the way God so often moves in mysterious ways.Alongside his writing, Nick works for a variety of publishers as a freelance editor, proofreader and indexer. He lives in Wellington, Somerset, with his wife Deborah and two children, Samuel aged eleven and Kate aged five.

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