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Tuesday’s Reflection

Emmanuel Bristol – Christmas Readings Here are some key Christmas passages to meditate on over Christmas. For each passage, ponder the question and then find reasons for giving praise and glory to God! Tuesday – Read Genesis 22:1-19. What does the Lord provide? What does the Lord promise? What’s the link?

The lowdown on Life Explored

In the New Year people from across the Emmanuel churches are going to be teaming up to run the Life Explored course. It worked well running the course for the first time earlier in the year and we’re excited about doing it again in 2018.  The course is similar to the Christianity Explored.  Each session…

The danger of experimenting on ourselves

‘It it is Man’s power to treat himself as a mere “natural object” and his own judgement of value as raw material for scientific manipulation to alter at will. The objection to his doing so does not lie in the fact that his point of view (like one’s first day in a dissecting room) is painful and shocking till we grow used…

Why the Church needs humility

‘Every human society or community is by nature both introspective and unstable. It is introspective, because it is always more comfortable to be a club to which only “people like us” belong. And it is unstable because I in my pride will always want to be narrowing the definition of people “people like us” so that it becomes “people like me.” Human…

Worshipful Waiting

Advent officially begins this Sunday. Here are some resources that may help you to make the most of this season this year – Tim Chester’s books – The One True Light & The One True Story  John Piper’s free ebook The Dawning of Indestructible Joy  The Littlest Watcman  God’s Servant’s album – The Christ of Christmas The Christ of…

Drugsland

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them…” Luke 15:1 Drugsland is a new documentary series currently showing on the BBC, about drugs, as seen through the eyes of users and dealers here in Bristol. If you want to better understand…