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Saturday’s Reflections

Romans 2:17-3:8 Emmanuel City Centre: Key Verse to learn: You who boast in the law, do you dishonour God by breaking the law? Romans 2:23 (NIV, 2011) Key question: How does this passage expose your hypocrisy? Saturday: Read Philippians 3:1-11. How do Paul’s words here help us to see how he no longer trusted in outward appearances? Pray that you’ll place your…

Faith is leaning your whole weight on God

“When you were little, did someone big ever carry you? Did you rest your head on his shoulder, lean your whole weight on him? Faith is leaning your whole weight on God. Resting your head on his shoulder. Faith means resting – relying – not on who we are, or what we can do, or how we feel, or what we know.…

I’m not that bad…

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Romans Chapter 5 verse 1-2

Pyongyang – once ‘the Jerusalem of the East’

In this blog post Joel Kim shares some of the surprising history of the North Korean Capital – What do you think of when you hear “Pyongyang”? Despite what it means now, Pyongyang once stood as a symbol of faith, evangelical fervor, and theological fidelity. Perhaps naïve, but I join many around the world in praying for Pyongyang that it will once again become…

Reading your Bible in 2018

Are you one of the many who resolved to make 2018 the year you nailed a new Bible reading habit? How’s it going? February is typically the month it starts to get hard – here’s a reminder if you need it of why it’s worth keeping going – If you’re at Emmanuel Westbury and you want to read along with other members…

The tragedy of not grasping grace

‘For now he knew that though God might save every other man, Gib Dawe He could not save. Once he had seen his sin as a thing that clung close as his shadow clung to his heels; now he knew that it was the very stuff of his soul. Never could he, a leaking bucket not to be mended, retain God’s saving…

The Discernment Course

discernment [noun] = the ability to judge well. Deciding, working out, discerning, what is right or wrong, wise or unwise, good or bad is something we all have to do on a regular basis: We need to do it at church meetings and Christian conferences: was that speaker right or wrong in what they said about the Bible? We have to do…