Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Read Nehemiah 1:1-2:20. What are the main questions this passages throws up for you? Pray for Mike Cain as he launches the series in Nehemiah today.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Saturday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Mull one last time on Acts 12:24. Luke doesn’t speak about the church “increasing and spreading” but the word of God doing so. What point is he making about the word of God/gospel here? How does this make you feel about the gospel? How can you encourage another Christian with this verse today?

Emmanuel City Centre

Read Psalm 98. Use this psalm to rejoice in the reality that God reigns supreme over all.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Friday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Read Acts 12:20-24. Why does Luke include this paragraph about Herod? How does it give you confidence to be fearlessly public about your trust in Jesus?

Emmanuel City Centre

Read Acts 2:1-41. How do these verses show that God rules supreme over all?

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Mull on Acts 12:15-17. In what way are you sceptical about God being able to provide miraculous answer to prayer (as it seems the believers in Acts were!)? Repent. Pray boldly.

Emmanuel City Centre

Read Mark 5:1-43. How do these verses show that God rules supreme over all?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Read Acts 12:6-17. How does Luke stress Peter’s passivity in the jailbreak? How does seeing this get you depending on God afresh today?

Emmanuel City Centre

Read Daniel 6:1-28 . How does Luke stress Peter’s passivity in the jailbreak? How does seeing this get you depending on God afresh today?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tuesday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Reread Acts 12:1-6 and spend a few minutes learning about the persecution Christians all over the world are currently enduring at www.barnabasfund.org/news  and use it to fuel your prayers.

Emmanuel City Centre

Read Exodus 15:1-21. How do these verses show that God rules supreme over all?

Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday's Reflection

Acts 12

Key Verse: But the word of God continued to spread and flourish. Acts 12:24

Emmanuel Bishopston & Emmanuel Westbury

Read Acts 12:1-5. What strikes you about the church’s response to opposition? What will it look like in practice for you to follow their example?


Emmanuel City Centre

Read Genesis 1:1-31. How do these verses show that God rules supreme over all?

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday's Reflection

EB & EW - Good News for Everyone - Acts 10

Sunday: Read Acts 11:19-30.  What most strikes you about this passage?  Pray for Julian Rivers as he preaches on this passage today.

ECC - The Spirit and his Word

Pray Psalm 119:18 both for Julian as he preaches and us as we listen to what the Spirit has to say through His word.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Correction!

In yesterday’s sermon I incorrectly said that a tiger, lion and a horse were “clean” animals which Jews were allowed to eat.  Afterwards someone helpfully pointed out that that’s not the case.

In Leviticus 11:2-3 the Lord says: 
“Say to the Israelites: “Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat:  you may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud.”
Lions, tigers and horses clearly don’t have divided hooves!  Apologies for the mistake.

On another note – if you’ve got 5 minutes listen to Dick Lucas powerfully explain Acts 10:42-43 here