Author Archives: Pastor Blake

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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Make Way

This week is the start of Advent, so we will be looking at Luke 1:1-25. Our job during the Advent season is to prepare for the coming of Christ once again in our hearts and lives. Christmas is a time when we remember what God has done for us in sending us His Son. It […]

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Recipe for Thanksgiving

This week we will be completing our series on gratefulness by looking at several Bible passages. As we look around us this Thanksgiving season, we may see those who have more than us, or those who have been more fortunate. Comparison is a trap that fosters dissatisfaction. Instead, we need to focus on God and […]

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Give Thanks

This week we will continue in our November series on gratitude by looking at Luke 17:11-19. It is good and right for us to give thanks for the many blessings we have in life. We are grateful for our food and clothes and homes — all those basic material needs. We appreciate our family and […]

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Cultivating Gratitude

This week we will continue in our November series on gratitude by looking at Luke 17:11-19, the account of the ten lepers that were healed by Jesus, yet only one returned to say thanks. We are all guilty of failing to thank God for His many blessings. Instead we might say, “I thank my lucky […]

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Great Gratitude

This week we will be considering the topic of gratitude by looking at Luke 7:36-50. The woman in this account took a great risk by coming uninvited to this dinner in the house of a Pharisee. She had a great need for Christ — she also had a great Christ for her need. She understood […]

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The Sword of the Spirit

This week we will conclude the sermon series on “The Full Armor of God” by looking at the Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:10-17). The purpose of the Sword of the Spirit — the Bible — is to make us strong, so we can stand firm against the evils of Satan. The more we know […]

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