Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Who’s in the Spotlight?

This week at Emanuel, we will be continuing in our series on Romans 12 by focusing on verse three: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure […]

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Think About It

This week we are continuing in our study of Romans 12 by considering verse two: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” A transformed person will look very different from the rest of the world. Believers in Jesus should be distinctly and […]

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A Fresh Start

This week we will be kicking off the new year with the first sermon in a series based on Romans 12. Theologian A. W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we¬†think about God is the most important¬†thing about us.” So, what do you think about God? Because what you believe ABOUT God will […]

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Christmas Program!

This week the youth at Emanuel will be blessing everyone with the annual children’s program! Please come and support our young people as they present the Christmas message in a delightful and powerful way. Preschoolers through 8th graders have been working hard to give everyone a heart-warming gift. It will not disappoint! There will be […]

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Falling Into Place

This week we will be looking at Luke 1:5-25, the account of Zechariah and Elizabeth and the birth of their son, John. So many things needed to fall into place in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. God carefully arranged the timing, the people, and the world for His entrance. God’s plans can never […]

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The Sound of Silence

This week we will continue to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child. After Malachi wrote down the final word of the last Old Testament book, God went silent for 400 years. Most people are not very comfortable with an extended period of silence. We are used to noise, action and sound-bites […]

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Return Thanks

This week we will prepare for Thanksgiving by looking at Luke 17:11-19. In this account, Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one returned to say “thank you.” The only difference between the nine and the one who returned was that the one chose not to forget what Jesus had done for him. The secret of […]

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God Is Always Good

This week we will be looking at Joseph as we continue in our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Truth.” One third of the book of Genesis is given to Joseph’s account. It’s an intriguing story — good enough to be made into a Broadway musical. Through many years of ups and downs, […]

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Paid in Full

This week we will continue with our series “Faith Confirming Accounts: Building Confidence from God’s Word”. As we gather at the Lord’s table, we are reminded that the forgiveness of our sins came at great cost. But now that the price has been paid, how wasteful it would be to think we don’t need it. […]

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