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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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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Helmet of Salvation

This week we will continue in our fall sermon series on “The Full Armor of God” as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. As we wear the helmet of salvation every day, our minds become more insulated against the suggestions, desires, and traps the enemy lays for us. We can choose to guard our minds from excessive […]

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Shield of Faith

This week we will continue in our fall series, “The Full Armor of God” based on Ephesians 6:10-17. Part of the believer’s armor is a shield called faith. What is faith? Faith is acting on the truth, which is God’s view of the matter. So, faith is only faith when it’s tied tightly to God’s […]

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Shoes of the Gospel

This week we will continue in our fall sermon series on “The Full Armor of God”, as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. We are instructed to put on the shoes of the gospel of peace. When Satan attacks by casting doubt or tempting us to believe lies, we need to dig our shoes of peace into […]

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Breastplate of Righteousness

This week we will continue in our fall series on the Full Armor of God as found in Ephesians 6. God provides this armor but we are instructed to put it on, which requires a decision on our part. The “breastplate of righteousness” is offered to all believers, regardless of our faults and failures. Incredibly, […]

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Belt of Truth

This week we will be continuing our fall sermon series on “The Armor of God” as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. On Sunday, we will focus on the Belt of Truth. The first piece of armor is a belt, meant to hold us together. Truth is essential to our existence. We base our decisions on what we […]

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