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…

January 18, 2017 Weekly Update — Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Did you know that Jesus, too, preached an inaugural message? In Luke Chapter 4, we read that Jesus went to his hometown synagogue in Nazareth and proceeded to offer his first sermon–and it took Nazareth by storm!  “Jesus’ inaugural sermon” will be the theme for our worship on…

Sermon of April 24, 2016–“Sea Shanties”

Exodus 14:10-31 10As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to theLord. 11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done…

Sermon of December 14, 2014–“Shouts of Joy!”

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…

Sermon of January 27, 2013–“Fulfilled or Filled Full?”

Luke 4:14-21 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day,…