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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…

The lowdown on Life Explored

In the New Year members of Emmanuel Westbury and Bishopston are going to be running the Life Explored course. The course is similar to the Christianity Explored.  Each session builds on the one before and contains Bible interaction, discussion time and watching a talk given Rico Tice and one or two others.  We’ll sit around…

Loving one another in the face of childlessness

One question I was asked on Sunday was “how can we best love and support our brothers and sisters who are struggling with the pain of childlessness?”  Scanning over this website would be a good start.  It gives a first-hand insight into the heartache many couples face and provides helpful suggestions as to how we can better “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians…

Reading 1 Samuel during the week

This Sunday we’re beginning a new sermon series in 1 Samuel.  We’ll only be able to touch on key passages in our sermons so to really make the most of the series it would be well worth reading the intervening bits we won’t be covering on a Sunday. To help you do that can I recommend you get a copy of “1…

2016 Lent Courses

Last year we ran three evenings in the Boston Tea Party on Whiteladies Road where there was a chance to work together on two key areas of Christian living (prayer or Bible study). This year our focus is going to be on another two key areas – evangelism and relationships: one track looking at each. Here’s your choice: Evangelism 101  If there…

Structuring our prayers

One of the points from yesterday’s sermon was that it can be helpful to have some structure for the prayers we pray. A practical way of doing this is to take some time out to write down a prayer about something we want our Father’s help in and then to pray it regularly.  I was inspired to do this myself by Peter…

Food for thought is back – this time it’s wine

I was on my year abroad in France at the time and visiting some distant family friends. Over lunch I dropped into the conversation that I didn’t like cheese. You can imagine their Gallic jaws hitting the table. To re-ignite conversation I added quickly, “But I love red wine.” Phew. Crisis over. Their confidence in me as a human was restored –…