Advent Day 12 - The first real gift
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Day 12 - thoughts from the ChurchApp team

For God so loved the world

Richard

For me the classic Christmas verse is John 3 verse 16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (NIV).

In one simple sentence, without grandeur or artifice, John cuts through all of the cosy and familiar things that have built up around Christmas to remind us that Christmas marks the opening chapter of a far larger and more important story. One that begins in a manger and leads, inexorably towards the cross. However we enjoy this Christmas - whether having fun, enjoying food and gifts, spending time with family or friends - may we each experience Christ in our Christmas and remember that God gave the first real gift to us.

Advent competition - find today's mince pieand you could win an iPad Mini

Each day during Advent we're giving you the opportunity to enter our free prize draw where you could win an iPad Mini 16Gb WiFi in the colour of your choice (silver or space grey) for you or your church. To enter, all you have to do is find the mince pie! Hidden throughout the ChurchApp website are numbered mince pies like the one above. Once you've found the correct mince pie with today's date on it, copy the URL of the ChurchApp website page from your browser address bar, then return to this advent blog page and enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below. You can only enter once each day (but come back to our Advent Blog each day to increase you chances of winning).

The winner will be chosen at random on 28th December and contacted by email. Your contact details will not be shared with third parties. By entering, you agree for us to share your name and church name in our competition winner publicity should you win. All the best!

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