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Sunday’s Reflections

Emmanuel City Centre: Luke 8:26-39 Key Verse: When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, ‘What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!’ Luke 8:28 (NIV, 2011) Key question: Why is it such good news that Jesus can destroy evil?…

Books to help in the battle against porn

If you were at either of the ‘porn generation’ events over the last couple of weeks you’ll have heard Ed recommend the following books and websites. Here’s some links if you want to get your hands on them for yourself.   Left to their own Devices by Katherine Hill   Purity is Possible by Helen Thorne    Captured by a Better Vision…

Food For Thought – Wine Tasting

Friday 17th November 2017 7.45-9.45pm at the Emmanuel Meeting House. Click here to book Well it went down so well last time, literally and figuratively, that we have decided to do it again. As part of our ongoing ‘food for thought’ series we are pleased to be able to hold another evening of wine tasting hosted by a professional wine advisor from Avery’s…

Books about demons and the devil

On Sunday we looked at Luke 8:26-39 (listen online here), which raised lots of questions about how we should think about demons and the devil. If you want to follow up some of these questions further here are some good resource that will help you do that.   The Screwtape letters by CS Lewis – a funny and fictional take on how…

Halloween – what would Jesus do?

Halloween is on the way, so now is a great time to start thinking about how you and your house or family are going to respond this year. Here’s a handful of resources that will hopefully help you to do that: Our friends at Dundonald church in London have produced this really helpful video containing…

Facing Storms with Jesus

Yesterday we looked together at Luke 8:22-25, Luke’s account of the time Jesus stopped a storm in its tracks. How should this event shape the way we face fierce storms today? Here’s one example from American pastor John Piper. Listen to how he prayed ahead of the hurricane storms that recently battered the Caribbean and coast of the USA.  

Talking Jesus

On Monday night at our ‘Together for the City’ prayer and praise gathering Jim mentioned the recent survey – ‘Talking Jesus’ which contains some powerful motivation and insights for sharing Jesus with our neighbours and colleagues. You can check out the results of the survey for yourself here.

Emmanuel Sunday School – not for kids!

Starting this Sunday at the is the all new “Emmanuel Sunday School” – not for kids!  Aimed particularly at students, we’ll be looking at foundational doctrines of the Christian faith and how they impact on the Christian life.  Click the article to watch a short video on Tim Challies’ website to get a flavour of…

Where Is God in a Mass Shooting?

Russell Moore writes: Our neighbors do not need us to provide easy answers to what is, this side of the eschaton, unexplainable. What they need, though, is a reminder for us that life is not the meaningless chaos it seems to be. There is a loving Presence at work in the universe. They need for us to weep and hurt with them,…

Here We Stand

This month we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the reformation. If you’d like to learn more about this important event in church history and how it changed the world we live in, but are daunted by the size of some of the books out there on the subject – here’s another great way to do that – sign up…