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1 Advent

Exploring the text
Matthew is a good Gospel for Advent. It contrasts strongly with Mark, which is profoundly unhelpful in Advent. Barely has Mark’s Gospel begun before John the Baptist and Jesus burst onto the scene and begin the story in earnest. Matthew’s Gospel is very different and builds up the picture much more slowly and patiently, reminding its readers not only of the importance of waiting but of how long God’s people had waited for this moment...

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