October 22, 2017 Sermon — “Crossing Over”

John 5:16-30: 16Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ 18For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the Sabbath, but was also calling God…

“Top of the Pyramid” Sermon of August 13, 2017

John 1:19-34 19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ 20He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ 21And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He…

July 23, 2017 — “Ring Them Bells”

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a hot, humid morning up on God’s hill! Today is the viewing for Ellen Jack at Hart Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Tomorrow, Friday, July 21, will be the Funeral Service at Hart’s at 11 a.m. with Interment following the service at Twin Valley…

“Spirit Sightings” — Sermon of June 4, 2017

Acts 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of…

April 16, 2017 Sermon — “What next?”

Colossians 3:1-4 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When…

May 8, 2016 Sermon–“Ten Tasks”

Exodus 20:1-21 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven…

Sermon of June 14, 2015–“The Waiting Room”

Mark 4:26-34 26He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in…

Sermon of February 15, 2015–“Who What When Where Why Worship”

Mark 9:2-10 2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking…

Sermon of March 16–“Happy Birthday”

John 3:1-17 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very…

Sermon of January 12, 2014–“Welcome Water”

 Matthew 3:13-17: 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ 15But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all…

Weekly Update–January 9, 2013

“Eye on Emmanuel” Weekly Update–January 9, 2014 Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Reformed Church, It’s been a strange week with the cold and the odd weather.  I hope that you are warm, safe, and dry and that your loved ones are too. Sunday, January 12th brings us to the Baptism of Christ Sunday and Installation…