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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…

Kingdom Living

We’ve just finished 6 weeks of studying together on Sundays Jesus’ ‘Kingdom parables’ in Matthew Chapter 13. We’ve seen how in these parables Jesus is addressing his disciples’ growing sense of disappointment and disillusionment with him. They expected the Kingdom of God that God’s King would bring to be fantastic! But life following Jesus was hard and often a long way from fantastic… So…

What is your treasure? Who are you listening to?

Last Sunday we considered the huge value of the treasure that is ours as members of Jesus’ Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46). Many of us were convicted that most of the time we just don’t appreciate the value of this great treasure, and were left asking “how can we learn to do so more?” We saw that the answer is always to start by…