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Ellie Maffett

Link of the Week – christianaudio.com

Sign up at christianaudio.com to receive emails about their free audiobook of the month!  I’ve managed to build up a fair library – some are particularly excellent books. As is this one – Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening.  He has a verse for the morning and one for the evening for each day of the year,…

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…

Link of the Week – Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

This week’s link is to a free download of the audiobook Foxe’s Book of Martyrs – a hard, but humbling and glorious read. Beginning with the story of Stephen from the book of Acts, considered the first Christian martyr, the drama builds to the passion of the early Church’s persecution… Click here to read more: https://christianaudio.com/free?mc_cid=c402db65c5&mc_eid=36c55ec00b

“Give me an undivided heart”

At Emmanuel Westbury on Sunday Julian brought to us God’s ‘cure for a divided heart’ from Psalm 119:113-120, helping us learn to say with the psalmist “I hate double-minded people, but I love your law.”  It reminded me of this song that I’ve come across recently and is often stuck in my head (in a good way!).  I’ve found it helpful to…

Songs for the student weekend away

With the student weekend away coming up in a couple of days, I’ve been pulling together a playlist of songs with a Bible Overview in mind – the Story of the King of Kings. If you’d enjoy a listen, you can find it here: Students:  This is not a promise to sing all of these songs!  But we will sing many.  Please especially…

Emmanuel Sunday School – not for kids!

Starting this Sunday at the is the all new “Emmanuel Sunday School” – not for kids!  Aimed particularly at students, we’ll be looking at foundational doctrines of the Christian faith and how they impact on the Christian life.  Click the article to watch a short video on Tim Challies’ website to get a flavour of…