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Jim Walford

Jesus: the Son of David

When Jesus met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, Luke tells us that “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, [Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself”  Luke 24:27 All the scriptures speak of Him.  But how…?  How exactly does David (in 2 Samuel, for example) point forward to the Lord Jesus? Tim Chester…

An invitation to Christianity Explored

Who did Jesus claim to be?  Why did he come?  Why do Christians believe the message he preached to be such good news?  What does it mean to be one of his followers today? If you have questions like these and you’d be interested in finding out more join us at the upcoming Christianity Explored…

The Ministry of the Pew

On Sunday at Bishopston and Westbury we tried to answer the question “why do we come to church week by week?” We used Hebrews 10:25 as our starting point: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. In…

Life Explored: lift off tonight!

Life Explored begins tonight (25th Jan, 8pm at the Emmanuel Meeting House) so now is a great time to invite any friends along who might like to come. As Chris Bushell and I have been getting ready to run the course, we’ve been struck again by just how good the material is! But just don’t take our word for it.  Watch this video,…

The lowdown on Life Explored

In the New Year people from across the Emmanuel churches are going to be teaming up to run the Life Explored course. It worked well running the course for the first time earlier in the year and we’re excited about doing it again in 2018.  The course is similar to the Christianity Explored.  Each session…

Talking Jesus

On Monday night at our ‘Together for the City’ prayer and praise gathering Jim mentioned the recent survey – ‘Talking Jesus’ which contains some powerful motivation and insights for sharing Jesus with our neighbours and colleagues. You can check out the results of the survey for yourself here.

Correction!

In Sunday’s sermon I incorrectly said that a tiger, lion and a horse were “clean” animals which Jews were allowed to eat.  Afterwards someone helpfully pointed out that that’s not the case. In Leviticus 11:2-3 the Lord says: Say to the Israelites: “Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you…

Christianity Explored

Who did Jesus claim to be?  Why did he come?  Why do Christians believe the message he preached to be such good news?  What does it mean to be one of his followers today? If you have questions like these and you’d be interested in finding out more join us at the upcoming Christianity Explored…

A flavour of Life Explored

If you’re planning on inviting someone along to the Westbury/Bishopston Life Explored Course over the next few days I thought it might be useful to know the question we’ll be discussing together at the beginning of each session. Sharing some of these questions with your friend might help them decide whether the course is for…