“Recycled Wrapping Paper” Sermon of December 30, 2018

Matthew 1:1-17 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah,[b the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and…

Sermon of September 16, 2018 — “A Moment Beyond Measure”

Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever…

Sermon of January 14, 2018 — “Independence Day”

John 8:31-41  Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by…

July 2, 2017 Sermon — “Testifying to Newness”

Acts 10:9-23 About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat; and while it was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw the heaven opened and something like a large sheet coming down,…

April 10, 2016 Sermon– “Overhearing the Name of God”

EXODUS 3:1-16 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet…

February 14, 2016 Sermon– “Sense and Nonsense”

Featured Image:  “Sharing a meal” by Rod Waddington. Picture used by Permission of a Creative Commons License. Original is here. Genesis 22:1-14           After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 2He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the…

February 7, 2016 Sermon–“Puzzle Pieces”

Genesis 12:1-4 12Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless…

February 3, 2016–“Launch into Lent!”

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Launch into Lent this week!  Friday night is a special event–our Westmoreland Association Northern Cluster Churches will gather together for a U2charist, which is a worship service using the music of the rock band U2.  Since Hill’s is hosting, we are asking our members to bring food for the…

Sermon of July 28–“The Tough Conversations”

Genesis 18:17-33 17The Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of…

Sermon of July 21–“The Welcome Wagon”

Genesis 18:1-10 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3He said, “My…