April 2, 2017 Sermon — “Stepping Over Problems”

Luke 16:19-31 19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick…

January 1, 2017 Sermon — “And so it begins”

Luke 2:22-35 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord’), 24and they offered a sacrifice according to…

Sermon of March 22, 2015–“Salvation and Seedlots”

John 12:20-33 20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23Jesus answered them, “The hour has…

Weekly Update–Road to Ministry Edition

Happy autumn everyone, This Saturday, September 27th is our next 10-10-10 Invitational Event!!!!  We will meet at 10 a.m. in the Upper Pavilion at Townshend Park.  We will be having breakfast and just getting together to share with each other.  You do not have to stay for any period of time–this is just to get together and talk, a…

Weekly Update–September 19, 2014

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday, September 21st is our weekly worship.  The sermon message comes from Matthew 20 and deals with a parable Jesus told about laborers working in God’s vineyard and the Kingdom of God.  This is where we hear Jesus saying, “The first shall be last and the last shall…

Sermon of April 6, 2014–“Roll Them Bones”

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can…

All Saints Sermon–November 3, 2013

Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a…

Sermon of June 9, 2013–“Elected to Receive”

 Galatians 1:11-24 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; 12for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier…

Sermon of April 7th–“Nice to Meet You”

Revelation 1:4-8 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings…

Sermon of November 18th, 2012–“The Power of Saying Thanks”

1 Samuel 1:4-20 1:4 On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; 1:5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb. 1:6 Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate…