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Free audio book

You can download ‘Trusting God’ by Jerry Bridges for free at the moment from Christianaudio.comEd Shaw says:“Any book by Jerry Bridges is worth reading and this one comes with three added advantages – 1) It’s free! 2) It’s read to you! 3) It ties in nicely with some of the big ideas of 1 Peter that we’re looking at in our current sermon series! It would…

Isn’t forcing yourself to read the Bible when you don’t feel like it basically legalism?

No! John Piper blogs: You are reading out of desperation for the effects of this heavenly medicine. Bible reading is not a cure for a bad conscience; it’s chemo for your cancer. Legalists feel better because the box is checked. Saints feel better when their blindness lifts, and they see Jesus in the word. Let’s get real. We are desperately sick with worldliness,…

Looking forward to heaven…

As we looked at 1 Peter 1:1-12 together yesterday there was some surprise at part of our future inheritance as Christians being God giving praise, glory and honour to us (see v.7). But this is a much-repeated Biblical truth (Romans 2:29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Peter 5:4) that we should not ignore – it certainly motivated the apostle Paul (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20).…

Bible Biology

(as first seen on The Friday Fought) If the goal of Bible study is homage, its foundation is observation. There simply is no subsitute for time in the text. “Too often students of the Bible rely on second-hand, derivative knowledge, acquired from pastors, teachers, parents, books about the Bible, or other secondary sources. While all of these have their place, there is…

Bible reading notes straight to your phone

I’ve just been trying out the new app from The Good Book Company, which gives you Explore Bible reading notes straight to your device – it’s really good. It’s free to download with a month’s worth of material on it, and then you can buy more content as you need it. Apple users can download it in the app store or for android get…

Jonah’s mission and ours…

“Salvation comes from the LORD”  Jonah 2:9 One of the lessons the Lord has been teaching us over the last couple of weeks through the book of Jonah is:  to walk away from the God who created us is serious.   Jonah’s sin led him to the bottom of the ocean.  The Lord is making it clear: sin leads to a death from…

Listen to 1 Peter in 15 minutes

A fantastic resource available free online from BibleGateway. Click here to listen to 1 Peter. For more information on the Listener’s Bible and its many benefits (such as improving how we read the Bible in public and verse memorisation) go to ListenersBible.com.

Pray for our mission partners at Trinity Church Bradford

Emmanuel supports a number of long term mission partners in the UK as well as overseas. Our newest partners are Tom and Caroline Swinney who are church planting in Bradford. They visited us in the summer to tell us all about what they were doing. Since then, they’ve launched “Trinity Church Bradford” and started making lots of local connections. In the build…

Need motivation to get into God’s word? Dig in

Yes sir, everyday got to jump in the text‘Cause He’s the better way, yeah, the Son is the bestThat trash: I’ll pass on the pump and the vestGot the sword of the Spirit, I run to the textI run to the best answer for every questionIt’s got every teaching, every lesson,That we could ever need for reppin’Jesus, yes sir, He’s a blessing…