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Sunday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse to learn: But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you…

Advent

‘Surprisingly, the liturgical season of Advent, rather than Lent, best locates the Christian community. Advent – the time in between – with its themes of crisis and judgment, now and not-yet, places us not in some privileged spiritual sanctuary but on the frontier where the promised kingdom of God exerts maximum pressure on the present,…

Carols on your doorstep

You want to sing carols. You can’t do that in a church building. You can’t travel the streets in a group, bringing comfort and joy. But you can arrange a sing-song from your doorstep. Imagine… It’s Saturday 19th December, darkness has fallen. You put on your worst Christmas jumper, brew a cup of mulled wine,…

Christianity is Communal

‘…an isolated, independent, separated, and self-hiding Christian life is alien to the Christianity of the New Testament. Biblical Christianity is thoroughly and foundationally relational. No one can live outside the essential ministries of the body of Christ and remain spiritually healthy.’ Paul David Tripp, Lead, p.148.

Good News for your Mental Health

We know the gospel is good news for every part of life, including our mental health. And yet when we’re struggling, simply ‘trying harder to believe’ often doesn’t help.  Emma and Glen Scrivener are having an online evening conversation, hosted by the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC), and we can tune in!  They’ll be…

Call to Prayer – 13th November

The Evangelical Alliance has called a UK day of prayer on 13 November. We are working with networks, denominations and churches to bring people together to pray. As communities across the UK face further restrictions and lockdowns, as many churches are forced to stop their in-person gatherings, as suffering and loss affect so many families, we hear the call again to…