Sixth Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday

The world is riddled with injustice.  On an international level, rich countries throw away the same amount of food that would feed the entire population of poor countries where there is starvation.  Billions of pounds are spent on cosmetic surgery while millions of people die from not having clean water.  War rages in countries using military equipment and munitions manufactured in rich countries where the only beneficiaries are the shareholders of the arms manufacturers.  I could, of course, go on.  Similarly, there are injustices in our own communities.  There is harassment, prejudice and unfair dismissal in our own work places, almost daily.  We may well have been the subject of injustice in the past or now and if not, we can be sure that it will come one day.  How as Christians do we make sense of all of this and what hope do we give to those to whom we minister who find themselves in the midst of such injustice?  The passion narrative which we reflect on during this Holy week is quintessentially about injustice.  Whatever injustice we have experienced, it cannot compare with the injustice that Jesus experienced for our sake.  And yet it was obedience, humility and love which drove Jesus to the heights of self-sacrifice.  Nothing but admiration can fill our hearts and from this, hopefully, the ability to keep going with the injustices we face every day.

Discipleship Training

at Emmanuel Church

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Training planned for 2018/19 to dovetail with Church Vision of “Growing in Discipleship”

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19

See below for resources on Discipleship, Evangelism and Discerning your Gifts

 

Sharing your Faith

  • Tips on Sharing your Faith
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Booklet on Sharing Faith

Discerning your Gifts

  • Discovering your Gifts for God’s Kingdom
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What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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