Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Fruitful for Christ

This week we will start our Lent series “Abide With Me” from the gospel of John. Is painful pruning going on in your life right now? When the difficult times come, learn to ask (with humility and sincerity): “Lord, what do you want me to learn?” Jesus spoke to His disciples about a vineyard where […]

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God’s Perfect Plan

This Sunday we will be looking at Luke 22, the Last Supper between Jesus and His disciples. In God’s perfect plan, He allowed Judas to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Judas’ idea didn’t surprise God and He wasn’t thrown off by it. Instead, God used Judas’ act to bring about exactly what He […]

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Drawing A Line

On this first Sunday in 2018, we will continue to celebrate the Lord’s coming by looking at Simeon in Luke 2:21-35. Simeon lived his life as if “this could be the day”. He gives us a great picture of how we should now be living as we await the second coming of Jesus. We will […]

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Christmas Program!

This Sunday, the youth of Emanuel will present the Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. There will be no 8:00 a.m. service. The kids have worked hard to learn their lines and songs. They take their responsibility to lead worship very seriously. Please come and support our wonderful young members! They are the future of the […]

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Best Choice

Who is Jesus to you? If you believe He was just a wise teacher or simply a legend that has arisen over time, then your Christmas celebration is really more about the cultural significance than the baby in the manger. As a result, you will feel no real need to do what the Bible says. […]

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Are You Available?

The season of Advent is all about preparation. This week we will look at Luke 1:26-38 and see how being available is the first step toward being prepared. Central to the Christmas story is the message that no one is excluded. In fact, it was the marginalized in society that played the biggest roles in […]

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Called to Prepare

This Sunday we are going to get a jump on Advent (it officially starts next week, December 3rd) as we look at the ways God prepared Zechariah and Elizabeth for the coming of the Messiah in Luke 1:1-25. It’s hard to imagine the joy and anticipation that was in the heart of Zechariah and Elizabeth […]

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