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We all know that Jesus ought to be the focus of our celebration at Christmas. And yet, we so easily fall into the trap of sidelining Him each year.
In these 24 Advent devotions, Tim Chester encourages us to look away from the distractions of our culture and instead, be engrossed by Jesus. This might not sound very practical, but it is life-changing. Using the opening chapters of Hebrews as a tour guide, these devotions show us the key sights of the Lord’s glory and invite us to fix our eyes on Jesus this Christmas.
‘Fixated’ – A strange title for a series of Christmas readings but as one reads through these 24 short studies Dr Chester proves his point. These meditations are easy to read but it is sometimes difficult to identify the target audience. – Sometimes a meditation is clearly a tract for the unconverted, sometimes a sweet reminder to the lonely or depressed, and sometimes a challenge to those of longer experience of God’s keeping power. For many older or ‘mature Christians’, who will be familiar with the opening chapters of Hebrews, these meditations make an interesting perspective of the incarnation. But again, I must come back to the question of target audience: Although Dr Chester rightly emphasises in italics a quotation from John Owen and two scriptures, it would be helpful for those who are seeking or for those who are new to the scriptures to include the actual proof texts to which he refers. In this day and age not everyone has a bible and even if they do they may not feel inclined to laboriously seek out the passages to which Chester refers. For those of a more mature faith, Dr Chester makes several dogmatic and thought–provoking statements which could be the starter for more in–depth group discussions.
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