We’re on a brand new site so that it can be easily updated and keep you all informed of what’s happening in Emmaus throughout the UK.
This front page will be used for any news and information on a regular basis.
We’ve also included a prayer page so that all your concerns and joys can be shared and each person asking for pray gets an email saying how many people are praying for them. So do go onto the prayer section and help other community members by praying for them as well as adding your own.
If you would like anything included on the website, please get in touch with me using the “Contact Us” section. If you would like to contact any of the National Board or Regional committee members too, then use the same method.
Yours in Christ
One of the outcomes for quite a few people having done their Walk to Emmaus is that they take up local preaching in the Methodist Church or lay preaching as it is called in other denominations. That happened to me and I have just being preparing a sermon which is based on Matthew 16: v. 21 – 28. This is where Jesus lays out what it costs to be a true disciple.
It is one of the passages of scripture that outline the fact that true disciples need to put all thoughts of themselves to one side as they serve Jesus in whatever way they are called to do.
It is very strong stuff and needs careful reflection and prayer about our service to God and how we follow His path for us.
Part of that life of being God’s obedient servant involves studying His word. There are many study guides that you can use but the Upper Room, the organisation that runs Walk to Emmaus, publishes a set of daily study notes simply called The Upper Room. A copy is given to all the participants on each Emmaus Walk in the UK and many people subsequently subscribe to them. If you haven’t already, try them and see.
In 2015 it will be 20 years since Walk to Emmaus was introduced to the UK. Your National Board are starting to think about how we can celebrate this milestone. Do you have any ideas? (Format, date, location etc). All suggestions will be gratefully received and considered.
Dave James (National Lay Director)