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Worshipful Waiting

Advent officially begins this Sunday. Here are some resources that may help you to make the most of this season this year – Tim Chester’s books – The One True Light & The One True Story  John Piper’s free ebook The Dawning of Indestructible Joy  The Littlest Watcman  God’s Servant’s album – The Christ of Christmas The Christ of…

Drugsland

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them…” Luke 15:1 Drugsland is a new documentary series currently showing on the BBC, about drugs, as seen through the eyes of users and dealers here in Bristol. If you want to better understand…

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Grieving with Hope: A lament after the Texas Church shooting

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 1 Thess. 4:13 Scotty Smith writes: Heavenly Father, not again. Not another unthinkable act of wickedness… so soon, too soon. We begin this day with heavy hearts, fearful hearts, angry hearts. Our…

Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Jesus (Matthew 22:36-40) If you were at any of our church gatherings last Sunday you’ll have heard…

Don’t Waste the Darkness

These are the lessons that Halloween can teach us: the darkness is real, it’s relative, and it’s routed. But this is why, traditionally, All Hallows Eve was followed by All Hallows Day (also known as All Saints Day). That’s how it was meant to be. In modern times, though, we seem to have lost our confidence in the day. Perhaps we don’t really believe in…

Books about demons and the devil

On Sunday we looked at Luke 8:26-39 (listen online here), which raised lots of questions about how we should think about demons and the devil. If you want to follow up some of these questions further here are some good resource that will help you do that.   The Screwtape letters by CS Lewis – a funny and fictional take on how…

Halloween – what would Jesus do?

Halloween is on the way, so now is a great time to start thinking about how you and your house or family are going to respond this year. Here’s a handful of resources that will hopefully help you to do that: Our friends at Dundonald church in London have produced this really helpful video containing…