Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Welcome

Hey there friend!  Thank you for taking the time to check out our website!  If you are new to our beautiful area, curious about our church, searching for a place to follow Jesus, or interested in beginning a new life in Christ – Welcome to Emanuel! Our fellowship of humble believers is always striving to […]

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Kind of Kind

This week we will continue in our summer series on character traits by focusing on kindness as seen in 2 Samuel 9:1-13. In this passage, King David wanted to honor the memory of his best friend, Jonathan, by extending kindness to his deceased companion’s family. David went to great effort to track down Jonathan’s son […]

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Compassion Fashion

This Sunday we will take a look at how to clothe ourselves with compassion as we continue the Character Trait series. Sprinkled throughout the Old Testament are the words: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Eight times this phrase is used — by historians, by psalmists and by […]

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Get Dressed

This week we will start our summer sermon series on godly character traits, as found in Colossians 3:12-14.  “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion…” Every time we treat others with compassion and kindness, we reflect Him a little better and our joy deepens. When we choose to deal with […]

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Got Treasure?

This week we will conclude the series on Kingdom Treasure, as found in Matthew 13:44-46. In order to find the treasure, the man in the parable had to dig. The treasure didn’t show up on his doorstep one morning. He was in the field and he was digging. In the process, the man found something […]

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Confirm or Conform

This week we will have the supreme joy of witnessing 13 young people stand up before the congregation and confirm their faith. This is an extremely important step for our 8th and 9th graders. They live in a world that is trying to squeeze them into its mold, to conform to the standards of the […]

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The Treasure

This week we will be looking at Matthew 13:44-46. People come to faith in Jesus many different ways. It doesn’t matter whether you searched for the Lord or whether you just bumped into Him one day. It doesn’t matter if you grew up in Sunday school or spent your life on the streets. It doesn’t […]

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Put It All Behind Us Now

This week we will look at John 21:15-19. Many of us are tied in knots with resentment and bitterness. Something may have happened in our past and we have not forgotten. Every one of us has people who have hurt us. Perhaps it was an unkind word, a betrayal, or an abuse. We’ve experienced disappointment […]

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Clearing Their Heads

This week we will be looking at John 21:1-13. This was Jesus’ third post-resurrection appearance with His disciples. It had been a long night of fishing. Although being out on the lake was peaceful, no fish were biting. For professional fishermen, this would have been frustrating. Yet, it was in this very circumstance that God […]

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The Great Reversal

This week we will be looking at John 16:20-22. In this passage, Jesus foretold about the disciples’ great grief that would be turned into stunning joy. Out of the jaws of defeat, Christ’s resurrection was a life-changing victory. Jesus transformed the cross from a memory of torturous death into a living memorial of triumph. Even […]

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