Author Archives: Pastor Blake

I Am the Door

This week we will continue in our Lent sermon series on the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus. On Sunday, we will focus on John 10:1-10, where Jesus says, “I am the door.” In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus referred to a narrow gate. “Small is the gate and narrow is the road that […]

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Light of the World

This week we are continuing in our Lent sermon series on the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus by looking at John 8:12-18 where Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” Jesus is the Light and as believers, we carry that Light within us. Are we letting the Light of Christ shine through […]

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Bread of Life

This week we will begin our Lenten sermon series on the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus, starting with “I am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35) Jesus didn’t say, “I can give you the bread of life,” or “I know where you can find the bread of life,” or even “I have the recipe […]

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Step By Step

This week we will continue in our sermon series on Galatians by looking at Galatians 3:1-14. We tend to fall into the trap of measuring each other by performance, or how we appear on the outside. As a result, we become performers ourselves. But faith is never meant to be a performance; it’s meant to […]

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Being Consistent

This week we will continue in our series on the book of Galatians by looking at Galatians 2:11-21. Our challenge is to proclaim Christ to all people. We are called to love the unlovely, the difficult, and even the exasperating. We do this not because it is easy. We do this because it is the […]

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Striving for Unity

This week we will continue in our series on Galatians by looking at Galatians 2:1-10. Do Christians still sin? Yes, of course! However, the Bible promises that God will help His children to grow in holiness. People don’t have to change in order to come to Jesus; we come to Jesus just as we are. […]

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Handling the Critics

This week we will continue our sermon series on the book of Galatians by looking at Galatians 1:11-16. How do you handle criticism? Paul had to deal with those who were out to discredit him in an attempt to undermine his teaching. Paul defended himself and, more importantly, the gospel, against these false teachers. We […]

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We Just Can’t Wait!

Come and celebrate with the children and youth of Emanuel this Sunday as they present their Christmas Program! What a blessing to have so many kids at our church! They are going to present the gospel of Jesus! Don’t miss it! This week there will be one service at 10:30 a.m. (No 8:00 a.m. service)

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Available

This week we will continue in our Advent series by looking at Luke 1:26-38. As we prepare for the coming of Christ once again into our hearts and lives, we are asked to say “yes” to the movement of God in our midst. A teen aged girl was given a message from an angel, which […]

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