Why do you gather together because of the Good News of Jesus?
As Dr. Tim Keller says, the Good News is that God has come to renew and restore creation in the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. If this is true, then we want to continue to learn more together about who He is and how His abundant life transforms how we live with God, each other, and in the world around us.
How Do I Participate with Emmaus City During a Sabbath Gathering?
Be yourself. We welcome anyone to learn more about Jesus, no matter how far away you may feel from God or how skeptical you are about there being a God at all. Our prayer is to provide you with a clearer picture of Jesus and help you understand more of why His Good News is not only history-altering and world-restoring, but also personally life-transforming for you.
How Do I Engage with Jesus in the Songs, Prayers, & Sermon?
If learning about Jesus during a Sabbath gathering is new to you, we invite you to to listen and learn more. Some helpful questions to ask are: 1) Who is God in light of this prayer, song, or teaching? 2) What is God saying and doing that, if true, transforms the world and my life? 3) How might my life look different if I believed Jesus is God and chose to follow him?
Why Do You Enjoy Communion Every Gathering?
After we hear the Good News of Jesus provided through the sermon, we then have the privilege to see, touch, smell, taste, and receive that He is present with us like the bread and wine. God doesn't just want us to think about and understand His love, He wants us to turn to Him in repentance and faith and enjoy His love together as a family.
What about my kids?
We love kids. We provide options outside of the regular Sabbath Gathering for children ages 0-6. Please visit our City Kids page for more info.
Alright, One More Question: Why Saturday Evening?
The simplest answer is because this was the space and time available that was at a key location in our city, and met our needs for space and equipment for the time being. The other cool thing is the Sabbath – the day of the week that God has generously gifted humanity with to set aside from work to rest – has historically begun during the sunset of the previous day and ends at the sunset of the next day. We can step into the Lord's Day (Sunday) being reminded again of the power of the resurrection of Jesus, seeing with our eyes that the evening darkness will be overcome by the morning light.