Yearly Archives: 2019

Fifth Sunday in Easter

What is heaven like?  Some Christians are concerned that it might just be one eternal Sunday morning service.  Is this likely?  The Bible says remarkably little about heaven given that it is the ultimate destiny of every believer.  Perhaps the reason is that the reality of heaven is so mind-blowingly wonderful that no words or […]

Fourth Sunday in Easter

What or who do we listen to? News alerts as well as social media provide us with a range of information about the world we live in.  Indeed, the President of the USA uses twitter to communicate with the world his thoughts without it being filtered by the media beforehand.  The problem with such a […]

Third Sunday in Easter

Who do we love above all others?  For most people the answer to this question might be a husband, a wife, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a daughter, a son or some other relative or special person.  What about us?  This was the question put to Peter by Jesus beside the Sea […]

Second Sunday in Easter

To whom or to what do we submit?  As citizens of the United Kingdom we, quite rightly, submit to British law and, for the moment at least, to European law.  It is sound Christian teaching that the Church should fit into all aspects of civil and criminal law within the country where it is based.  […]

Easter

What things are certain in our Christian lives?  Perhaps different people would give slightly different answers, but for the first Christians, their faith was based on the certainty of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  In our ordered and highly planned world, we might think that the Gospels were written down in the order […]

Sixth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday)

This week is Passion week and the Gospel reading assigned is the whole of the Passion narrative recorded in Luke’s Gospel.  It is a very long reading spanning two chapters, but it is a wonderful opportunity to grasp something of the enormity of Jesus’ sacrifice and love for us.  What strikes us about the whole […]

Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Bible passage assigned to this week, the week before Palm Sunday, is the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume.  In a sense this passage looks skilfully backwards and forwards.  Last week was the story of the prodigal (son).  Mary is the female incarnation of the father in that story.  She too […]

Fourth Sunday in Lent

What is it in our Christian lives that makes us happiest?  The Bible reading this week is the parable of the prodigal (son).  This is one of Jesus’ greatest parables because in it we see the heart of the Father.  The Father delights in a repentant sinner.  In the charity CAP, a bell was rung […]

Third Sunday in Lent

The Gospel reading for this week is Luke’s account of the barren fig tree.  The problem of the fig tree was that it was taking up space and not producing anything.  It was taking out more than it was giving back.  We are all in debt to life.  We came into this world at the […]

Second Sunday in Lent

In the Bible reading this week we have a perfect fusion of both bravery and tenderness.  Some Pharisees came to warn Jesus that King Herod was out to kill him.  It is an extraordinary story because it clearly shows that some of the Pharisees were on Jesus’ side.  Jesus’ reply is equally remarkable.  He publicly […]

Home Groups

at Emmanuel Church

HOME GROUP MATERIALS FOR SUMMER 2019

  • Notes for each week for home groups based on the Sunday morning sermons
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Summer Series for Home Groups

See below for more 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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