Prepare the Way of the Lord

Isaiah 40:1-31

We can be held captive by our circumstances but Christmas reminds us our current circumstances do not define us. Weighed down and paralysed by heavy burdens, Christmas helps us look back at where we've come from, and look ahead with hope to where we will be (heaven). God is greater than our circumstances. Judgement doesn't have the last word, and God will console his people with great comfort through his words.

Firstly, the word of pardon tells us that though we have sinned against God in thought, word, and action, God will speak tenderly to us and offer us rest in Him through Christ. Secondly, God gives a word of providence, showing us that he is before and behind us wherever we go as the Word made flesh who dwelled among us. Thirdly, there is a word of promise that only God's kingdom and word will last forever, that all his promises will come true. Lastly, there is a word of peace that the gospel of Jesus is good news of great joy. Knowing Jesus is the greatest peace of all.


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20 Dec 2020

Dave Miers

20 Dec 2020

Louis Glazebrook

Married to Esther and father of three girls (Evelyn, Audrey and Winifred) Louis is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Surf Coast. The story that God has written for his life has thus far seen him enjoy a country upbringing, service in the army, working as physiotherapist and now most recently completing an MDiv at Ridley College. A few of his many weaknesses include caramel slice, boys toys, and not putting away his shoes.

20 Dec 2020

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead a new church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne’s western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God’s word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity and a Masters of Ministry from Ridley College. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne.

20 Dec 2020

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.