Monthly Archives: December 2018

Fourth Sunday in Advent

What is the significance of the advent candles?  The answer to this question varies according to the different Christian traditions.  However, in the UK for churches following the revised common lectionary, the first candle is for all God’s people; the second candle is for the Old Testament prophets; the third candle is for John the […]

Third Sunday of Advent

Should Christians only perform certain jobs?  In the Bible reading assigned to this week, the words of John the Baptist suggest otherwise.  In this, the third week of advent we get an insight into what we should be doing when Jesus returns.  The answer is simple: we should be about our daily business which God […]

Second Sunday of Advent

How do we respond to church members who hold very strong views which cause conflict within the church?  How do we respond to neighbours, or colleagues at work, who challenge our way of thinking and make implicit criticisms of the views we hold?  I suspect that most of us would shy away from these people, […]

Advent Sunday

The week beginning Sunday, 2nd December marks the first Sunday in Advent and the start of a new lectionary year as we transition to the Bible readings of ‘Year C’.  The word advent comes from two Latin words ‘Ad’ meaning to, and ‘Vent’ which means coming.  Advent is a coming towards.  The message of advent […]

Discipleship Training

at Emmanuel Church

Next session:

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
  • Click on link below:

What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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