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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…

Intimacy Day – Saturday 22nd April

There’s been a lot of talk about our need for intimacy at the Emmanuel churches recently. But what exactly is intimacy?! The quotation below defines it as a feeling of “oneness” which might help some of us grasp what we’ve been talking about. Another way of explaining it might be to say that it’s all…

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

North Korea: Growth from a mustard seed Leader: Kim Jong-un Population: 25.3 million (300,000 Christians) Main Religion: Atheism/traditional beliefs Government: Communist dictatorship World Watch List Rank: 1 Source of Persecution: Dictatorial paranoia North Korea is the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian for the 14th year in a row. Christians face…

Pray for the persecuted church: The Maldives

What do you think of when you picture the Maldives? I guess for most of us it’s a dream holiday destination. Yet it ranks 13 on the Open Doors World Watch List, the 13th most persecuted country in the world. From the Open Doors website: Leader: President Abdulla Yameen Population: 370,000 (A few hundred Christians)…