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I’m the problem

“Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts— murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” Jesus…

Something to fill the post Olympics void?

  Have you got hold of the Emmanuel book of the Summer yet? It’s ‘Evidence not Seen’ by Darlene Diebler Rose. I’ve just finished it and found it a really gripping read that challenged and encouraged me to live courageously for Jesus whatever the circumstances. If you haven’t already got a copy you can pick one up on Sunday from the welcome…

Summer Fun

This year’s Emmanuel Summer holiday club; ‘Mission: Rescue!’ begins in just under 2 weeks time. This year we’ll be gathering together some of Bristol’s finest Secret Agents to investigate reports of some very strange goings on in ancient Egypt, and discovering the secrets of the biggest rescue mission ever. There are still a handful of places left for any 5-8 year old…

The Man who calmed the sea

We learned a new song on Sunday. Singing it together was a great way to imagine ourselves into the shoes of those first disciples and feel for ourselves the shock of encountering Jesus’ amazing power over nature for the first time, as well as remembering why there is no better place to put our trust this week than in him. You can listen…

When Things are BIG…

Right now, these things are big in my place of work: Gender Neutral Pricing Legislation. Stability of the test environment for Release 11. 2013/14 Business as Usual budget and headcount planning. Faulty air conditioning. All very big things. In fact so big, that there’s a whole bunch of people, myself included who spend all week, every week talking and worrying about these…

Know someone who’s heading off to uni?

Then encourage them to get connected with the CU, maybe you could send them this video? Or if you or someone you know is coming to Bristol, why not get in touch with the CU over the Summer? You can contact the various Bristol Uni Hall CU’s here, or UWE CU here. Visit www.uccf.org.uk for more info and really helpful resources for anyone…

Tim Keller’s 10 Top Tips for Evangelism

Are deceptively simple – and a massive challenge at the same time (especially 2-4?): 1.Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way) 2.Ask friends about their faith – and just listen! 3.Listen to your friends problems – maybe offer to pray for them 4.Share your problems with others – testify to how your faith helps you 5.Give them…

Our King

Yesterday we looked at Matthew 13:53-14:12 together (catch up here if you missed it) We read about two different groups of people, both of whom became blinded to Jesus’ true identity, some through over familiarity with him, others because of an unwillingness to admit and turn from their own sin.These are dangers we face just as much as they did, so this week, “let us…

Parables and Weasel Words.

Dilbert is an unlikely hero of the corporate workplace. A down-trodden, cube dwelling, under-valued, software engineer who works for a faceless corporate giant, Dilbert is the fictitious creation of cartoonist Scott Adams. Among the daily challenges and frustrations that Dilbert faces are people who use weasel words. In Dilbert’s world, weasel words are the language of managers, sales representatives, corporate coaches and…

Extending generosity to our neighbours in crisis

This coming Sunday we’ll be collecting again for the NW Bristol foodbank, This is a project many of us at Emmanuel have been supporting for the last year or so by donating food to be handed on to people in our part of Bristol who find themselves in a time of financial crisis. You can find out more about how the foodbank…