It is this time of year again – getting ready for Christmas. On the first of Advent I am starting a new sermon series with the title “Bits and Pieces from the Christmas Story”. Today’s sermon was on Luke 1:5-25 and had the title “Preparing the Way”. We looked at the way Zachariah and Elisabeth were prepared to be the parents of John the Baptist, the greatest man ever to be born of a woman, according to Jesus. Unfortunately the first 10 minutes are missing on the recording. Apologies for that. May we all be able to focus on God and his blessings as we walk through this last month of the year 2013. I wish every one of my readers a blessed Advent!