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‘…to know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks. It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around.’ Flannery O’Connor, ‘The Fiction Writer & His Country’ in Mystery & Manners, p.35.

Friday’s Reflection

Passage: 2 Thessalonians 3 Key verses to learn:  May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. (2 Thessalonians 3:5, NIV 2011)  Key question to ask: Why are the Thessalonians urged to “never tire of doing what is good” (v13)? Friday: Do you think “Christ’s perseverance” (v5) means the perseverance Christ a). gives…

Link of the Week – The Pelican Project

“According to ancient legend, during times of famine a mother pelican would pierce her breast with her own beak in order to feed her young with her blood. Early Christians adopted the pelican as a symbol of Christ’s sacrificial love for the church. We embrace this powerful symbol as a reminder during this time of…

A sad song for seasons of sadness

A number of us have just finished reading the book of Lamentations together. It is a book that reminds us that we don’t have to pretend everything is fine.  It is OK for God’s people to sing songs of sadness.  Here is one such song that stopped me in my tracks.  It expresses how many…

Carol Service kick-off – next Sunday!

December is here and Christmas carol services are just around the corner! Emmanuel City Centre are kicking things off next Sunday 9th December with two Traditional Carol Services at 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Christmas poems, carols and readings. Join us at 6pm for Christmas food and drink. Bring your friends/neighbours/family/colleagues! Text/email/share the flyers below:

The Importance of Humanity

‘People are more important and more enduring than things. In an unstable and perishable universe the one stable and imperishable factor is human personality. It is with this that God is primarily concerned. A man’s character is the only thing he can take out of this life with him.’ Michael Green, 2 Peter and Jude, p.152.

ECC Daily Readings in Advent

Rather than our weekly prayer card (and daily updates that appear here), ECC are going to be working through Tim Chester’s The One True Light: Daily Readings for Advent from the Gospel of John for the next few weeks. You can pick up a copy for £3 at ECC on Sunday. Or order a copy…