Category Archives: Discipleship

Second Sunday in Epiphany

Do we speak the truth when there are great dangers involved?  Th Bible reading this week is the account of the arrest of John the Baptist for criticising the marriage of Herod Antipas to Herodias, his brother’s wife.  Herod Antipas was the son of Herod the Great.  Herod the Great had many wives and many […]

The Epiphany

The Bible passage assigned to this week is the story of the visit of the Magi to the new-born baby, as recorded in Matthew chapter 2.  What is the main point of this story?  Is it about a star?  Astronomers have thought deeply about what the ‘star’ might have been.  We know that Halley’s comet […]

First Sunday of Christmas

The Bible reading assigned to this week is the story of Jesus being found, as a boy, in the temple when his parents were looking anxiously for him.  One of the powerful messages of this story and the Christmas story, is not only the divinity of Jesus, but also his humanity.  To be gently told […]

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 […]

24th Sunday after Pentecost (23rd Sunday in Trinity)

A well-known educationalist once said, we often end up valuing what we can measure rather than attempting to measure what is of real value.  This practice spills over into church life as we strive to quantify spiritual standards by how pious we have been.  This religiosity or legalism was no less prevalent in Jesus’ day.  […]

23rd Sunday after Pentecost (22nd Sunday in Trinity)

All the blessings of this life and the wonders of this world pale into insignificance when compared with the all surpassing gift of our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.  The cry of humanity should therefore be: “What must we do to be saved?”  In the Gospel passage appointed for this week we find the answer […]

22nd Sunday after Pentecost (21st in Trinity)

How important are hierarchies to us?  Do we continually look up to people who hold positions of great status and / or power?  Or, if we are one of these people, do we have a smug sense of superiority when we are asked what job we do?  However, the most important question is what did […]

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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