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Sunday’s Reflections

Emmanuel Westbury: John 8:12-30 Key question: Will you put all your confidence in Jesus, and follow where he leads today? Key verse to learn: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV, 2011) Sunday: Read John 8:31-47. Pray we’d encounter the risen Jesus in his…

Humility

‘Some of us seem to imagine that because we understand much, we should be able to understand everything, and that science will continue pulling up the blinds, exposing to the light more and more of the dark room that is our ignorance. But this is a faith one need not be embarrassed to decline. Despite all our knowledge about ourselves and the…

JUSTIFICATION

‘…when we say that God will “justify” rather than merely “acquit,” the action has a reconstituting force – hence the insufficiency of the courtroom metaphor “to acquit,” God’s righteousness is the same thing as his justice, and his justice is powerfully at work justifying, which does not mean excusing, passing over, or even “forgiving and forgetting,” but actively making right that which is wrong.’  Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion, p.329.

EW Junior Church Easter Lego Challenge

This year the Junior Church children at Emmanuel Westbury were given a challenge. Each day in the week before Easter Sunday they read a Bible passage and made a lego model to depict what happened. What a great way for our younger members to meditate on Scripture! With lots of attention to detail here are a couple for you to admire…can you…

An invitation to Christianity Explored

Who did Jesus claim to be?  Why did he come?  Why do Christians believe the message he preached to be such good news?  What does it mean to be one of his followers today? If you have questions like these and you’d be interested in finding out more join us at the upcoming Christianity Explored…

Total Care

‘Imagine a person totally committed to your best interests, devoted to seeing you flourish, fighting for you against all enemies, determined to eliminate everything destructive from your life, attentive to every detail of who you are, never thinking of himself at all but only of you. That is Jesus in relation to us all – sacrificial in his life, sacrificial in his…