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Tim Keller’s 10 Top Tips for Evangelism

Are deceptively simple – and a massive challenge at the same time (especially 2-4?): 1.Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way) 2.Ask friends about their faith – and just listen! 3.Listen to your friends problems – maybe offer to pray for them 4.Share your problems with others – testify to how your faith helps you 5.Give them…

Our King

Yesterday we looked at Matthew 13:53-14:12 together (catch up here if you missed it) We read about two different groups of people, both of whom became blinded to Jesus’ true identity, some through over familiarity with him, others because of an unwillingness to admit and turn from their own sin.These are dangers we face just as much as they did, so this week, “let us…

Parables and Weasel Words.

Dilbert is an unlikely hero of the corporate workplace. A down-trodden, cube dwelling, under-valued, software engineer who works for a faceless corporate giant, Dilbert is the fictitious creation of cartoonist Scott Adams. Among the daily challenges and frustrations that Dilbert faces are people who use weasel words. In Dilbert’s world, weasel words are the language of managers, sales representatives, corporate coaches and…

Extending generosity to our neighbours in crisis

This coming Sunday we’ll be collecting again for the NW Bristol foodbank, This is a project many of us at Emmanuel have been supporting for the last year or so by donating food to be handed on to people in our part of Bristol who find themselves in a time of financial crisis. You can find out more about how the foodbank…

Kingdom Living

We’ve just finished 6 weeks of studying together on Sundays Jesus’ ‘Kingdom parables’ in Matthew Chapter 13. We’ve seen how in these parables Jesus is addressing his disciples’ growing sense of disappointment and disillusionment with him. They expected the Kingdom of God that God’s King would bring to be fantastic! But life following Jesus was hard and often a long way from fantastic… So…

What is your treasure? Who are you listening to?

Last Sunday we considered the huge value of the treasure that is ours as members of Jesus’ Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46). Many of us were convicted that most of the time we just don’t appreciate the value of this great treasure, and were left asking “how can we learn to do so more?” We saw that the answer is always to start by…

Learning to value our treasure

Yesterday we looked together at Matthew 13:44-46 (listen here). Preaching at Emmanuel Ashley Down, David Parker shared this from JI Packer’s book ‘Knowing God’: Do I, as a Christian, understand myself?  Do I know my real identity?  My own real destiny? I am a child of God. God is my Father; heaven is my home; every day is one day nearer.  My Savior is…