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Link of the week: Songs of Comfort for Anxious Souls

Nations rage. Kingdoms totter. Markets tumble. Fears spread. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to grow in severity—and with it all manner of scary disruptions to everyday life—it’s normal to feel anxious. These are uncertain times. But Christian, remember: We worship a sovereign God, “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore…

Holy Confidence

“Whatever cultural shifts take place around us, whatever socio-political concerns claim our attention, whatever anxieties we may feel about the church as an institution, Jesus Christ crucified, risen, reigning, and now in the power of his atonement, calling, drawing, welcoming, pardoning, renewing, strengthening, preserving, and bringing joy, remains the heart of the Christian message, the…

Sunday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse to learn: Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment Hebrews 9:27 (NIV) Key question to ask: Why is our desire for justice best explained by God’s Word? Extraordinary thing to say: “We’ll all get the justice we deserve one day soon!” Sunday: Read 1…

Adopted in Christ

“Adoption is the highest privilege of the gospel. The traitor is forgiven, brought in for supper, and given the family name. There is no moment when God’s eye is off me, or His attention distracted from me, and no moment, therefore, when His care falters.” J.I Packer

Link of the week: One Minute Apologetics

Sam Allberry recommends two books that have been helpful in explaining who Jesus is and in answering common questions about Christianity. Why not have a look at some The Gospel Coalition’s other 1 minute videos exploring some of the biggest objections we encounter from those around us. A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus by John Dixon Confronting…

The Loneliness of Too Many Friends

‘Researchers at Iowa State University found that among college students, as the number of close friends they have approaches the number they think ideal, so feelings of loneliness decrease. It doesn’t matter how high or low that number is – that’s a subjective judgement – but if a person feels there is a deficit of quality relationships…