Posts from March 2023

Posts from March 2023

Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church

This is a subject that is almost uniquely close to the heart of God and therefore should be close to our hearts as well. Given how important the Church is to God we will not be surprised to discover that he has a great deal to say about the Church in the Scriptures.   The individual believer and the local congregation of believers that wants to grow in Christ-likeness and spiritual maturity will be the believer and congregation that brings themselves…

Pneumatology: The Doctrine of The Holy Spirit

A Christian may not always be conscious of the Holy Spirit’s presence, but he would not even be a Christian in his absence.  JOHN BLANCHARD For many years the person and work of the Holy Spirit was a neglected study, which is why he is sometimes called “The Forgotten God” (Francis Chan).  As a result, the study of the Holy Spirit has become associated with controversy and marred by confusion. Nevertheless, the Christian life is a spiritual life, because the…

Guard the Gospel

2 Timothy is Paul’s last recorded letter, written to his son in the faith just weeks before his own death. It is one of the most straight forward and urgent of the New Testament letters and one of the most relevant for our day and generation. EBC’s Director of Training, Pastor John Brand, will open up this inspirational New Testament letter over 9 Tuesday mornings, between 9.30 and 10.30, starting on Tuesday 18th April. The cost is just £75 (auditing)…

New EBC Board Member

EBC is governed by and accountable to local churches through our Board of Directors which is made up of leaders of evangelical churches and others with necessary gifts and experience. We are grateful to each of them for giving of their time and expertise to the work. We are delighted to welcome to the Board, Mark Forshaw. Now living in Pennsylvania USA, Mark is originally from Liverpool, England and for most of his career has worked globally in Christian mission…

Route 66: Bible Overview

We’re into the New Testament in this year-long series, but you are welcome to join us. We’ll be revisiting the Old Testament in the autumn if you want to cover that at a later date Over 10 Tuesday evenings between Easter and Summer we’ll work our way from Matthew to Revelation – book by book – becoming familiar with the structure and theme of each book, and seeing how it contributes to the storyline of the Bible as a whole. …

School for Preachers

One of the main thrusts of EBC over the years has been the training and encouraging of preachers. Over the past 12 months we have been running an online School for Preachers, and the cohort of students has pressed us for a second year so we have developed a package that we believe will benefit anyone who wants to improve their preaching and teaching skills, or someone who is just starting out on this path. There is now a designated…

Isaiah

There can be little doubt that the book of Isaiah is one of the most theologically rich of any of the Old Testament books. As has often been said, Isaiah gives the fullest revelation about the Messiah in the Old Testament, and in fact it is possible to preach the whole Gospel from Isaiah. But, while certain sections of Isaiah – such as chapter 6 or chapter 53 – are well known and loved, much of Isaiah is largely unfamiliar…

Bible in a Day

If you haven’t already registered for The Bible In A Day seminar on March 11th, but intend to do so, please note that registrations close at 5pm on Monday 6th March. This applies whether you are planning on attending in-person or watching on livestream. You can register here.