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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…

Heirs Magazine – Could God walk out on me?

Heirs Magazine, is an online magazine with short, snappy and conversational articles that aim to help Christians navigate the challenges and take on the opportunities of 21st Century Britain. Alice Ievins (ECC) has recently written a wonderfully encouraging article about the never-ending, compassionate love of God. Click here to read and be encouraged.

Link of the Week – Wonder Rush

This week’s link is to the YouTube video Wonder Rush – As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Letters to the Exiles. Letters to the Exiles is a film series that explores the bigger picture of the Christian faith and God’s plan for all of creation. In this video they consider Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem As Kingfishers Catch Fire which…

Sunday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verses to learn:  He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28 (NIV, 2011)   Key question to ask: Why should we hear and obey what God is saying to us through Jesus? Sunday: Read John 1:1-18 and pray for Tom Murray preaching…

The pastoral power of a cup of tea

‘Dottie suddenly asked the woman if she would like a cup of tea, and Shelley said, “Oh, wouldn’t that be nice,” and so they sat in the living room, which was really the lounge. Shelly Small didn’t take more than one sip of the tea; that was just a prop, as they would say in…

Link of the Week – You have more time for Bible reading than you think.

This week’s link is to the Crossway Blog article Infographics: You Have More Time for Bible Reading than You Think. In August 2018, Crossway surveyed over 11,000 readers, asking questions about how much time they spend watching TV, on Facebook, YouTube, listening to podcasts, doing hobbies or housework. They then compared those responses with the average amount of…

Sunday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verses to learn: Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.  Luke 11:14 (NIV, 2011)   Key question to ask: What does this passage teach us about evil? Sunday: Read Luke 11:27-36. Pray for Mike…

Saturday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verses to learn: Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.  Luke 11:14 (NIV, 2011)   Key question to ask: What does this passage teach us about evil? Saturday: Read Luke 9:22-25 & 51. Rejoice…