February 5, 2017 Sermon — “The Super Bowl of Sermons”

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed…

August 28, 2016 Sermon — “Heeeere’s Solomon!”

 First Book of Kings Chapter 6:1-14             In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord. 2The house that King Solomon…

Sermon of May 10th, 2015–“What’s your Passion?”

1 John 3:1-10 1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed….

Sermon of April 26, 2015–“Road Map”

“The Church is more a road map than a place; it is more an invitation than a location.” John 10:11-18 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves…

Happy Easter–Update of April 10, 2015

Hello friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  Tomorrow’s Core Discipleship Program is Postponed to Saturday, April 25th at 10 a.m.  We will deal with some Discipleship issues, particularly some practical prayer ‘tips.’  Plan on being there! On Sunday, we have worship at 10:15 a.m.Our Core Discipleship Theme for worship and 9 a.m. Bible Study is “Faithfulness.”…

Sermon of January 4, 2015–“Day Dreaming”

Matthew 1:18-25 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace,…

Sermon of November 16, 2014–“Risk”

Matthew 25:14-30 14“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.16The one who had received the five talents went off at once…

Weekly Update: All Saints Day

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, November 1 is All Saints Day and we will be reemembering all the saints of the church in our special service at 7 p.m. Saturday night in the cemetery. We will light candles, remember our friends and neighbors, and look toward the future when God will wipe…

Sermon of September 21, 2014–“Award for Last Place”

Matthew 20:1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.3When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4and…

194th Anniversary! June 29, 2014

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, We just completed 3 days of Vacation Bible School and little kids and adults together learned about how God transforms us!  Thanks to all the volunteers and to the parents and children for participating! This Sunday, June 29th, is Emmanuel Church’s 194th Anniversary!  To celebrate, we will be…

Weekly Update–Vacation Edition

  Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Sunday morning is worship at 10:15 a.m.    The theme is Matthew 10:24-39 (not an easy passage to preach on! In it Jesus says, “Whoever loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me.”! I will do my best . . . ) The sermon title is “School’s…

Two Pentecost Sermons–“Prayer Chain” & “For This Moment”

John 17:1-11   After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that…