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Posts by Sim Jemmett

Christmas is war…

 This is war like you ain’t seen. This winter’s long, it’s cold and mean. With downcast hearts we stood condemned, But the tide turns now at Bethlehem. This is war and born tonight, The Word as flesh, the Lord of Light, The Son of God, the low-born king; Who demons fear, of whom angels sing. Hallelujah! The Child is born He…

Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter 2019 – get involved!

Last year as churches we had the privilege of taking part in the first Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter (Read the Impact Report here) – a project that gave churches in the city the opportunity to connect with and serve our neighbours in need of accommodation through the coldest few months of the year. Next year (Jan-Feb 2019) we are glad to…

Community Action at Emmanuel

Ever wonder what others at Emmanuel are doing to extend kindness to some of the neediest people in our city? Click here for an update of some of the things others at Emmanuel are already involved in or would like to get going. Get in touch with Sim if you;d like to chat more about any of these.

Back to school encouragement

Here’s a little series of encouraging videos from Desiring God for those just returning to school, college or university. There’s a bit of translation required from American to English – but I think the points still stand!

Authentic Intimacy – starts a week today

The desire for relationships, for intimacy and affection, is fundamental to the purpose and meaning of our lives as creatures made in the image of God. Glynn Harrison Society tells us that intimacy = sex. But the Bible teaches that intimacy = a sense of oneness, of feeling at home with, God, yourself and others. But how do we actually experience that…

When Your Pastor Preaches a Sermon Dud

John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace, was also a preacher who was well aware of his own shortcomings. In one of his letters he shares some helpful thoughts on how to respond when you find yourself listening to a sermon that is a bit, well… under-par. Sermon duds are inevitable, but they are useful to expose both the needs of…