March 18 Sermon — “Abstain from Evil”

John 13:21-30 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom…

March 4, 2018 Sermon — “Plant a Seed”

John 12:20-36 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the…

Weekly Update — “Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a warm February morning on God’s Hill! This Sunday, February 18th will be our Youth/Children’s Service.  The children will be presenting on the theme: “Lord, Teach us to pray.”  This is the request that Jesus’ disciples made to him right before he taught them the Lord’s Prayer….

February 4, 2018 Sermon — “Word of the Father, Now in Flesh Appearing”

John 10:22-33 22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I…

January 28, 2018 Sermon — “How Did We Get Here?”

John 10:1-18   “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He…

“Getting Our Hands Dirty” — Sermon of January 21, 2017

John 9:1-12  As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of…

November 16, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Thursday morning on God’s hill! Sunday morning is our Annual Thanksgiving Worship Service.  This means there will be a thanksgiving display in the sanctuary and it is the second to last Sunday that we will collect for the toys for the Salvation Army and the…

November 12, 2017 Sermon — “None Shall Be Lost”

John 6: 1-21 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of…

October 29, 2017 Sermon

John 5:30-47 30 ‘I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I…

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…

Sermon of October 15, 2017 — “Sunk Cost”

John 5:1-18 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Bethesda, which has five porticoes. 3In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralysed. 5One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him…

September 3, 2017 Sermon — “Spring Cleaning”

John 2:12-25 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there for a few days. 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15Making…