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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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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Sunday’s Coming!

Since Ash Wednesday, back on February 14th, we have been building up to Easter morning. We have walked through the 40 days of Lent together. We gathered around the tables and we ate soup; we prayed and listened and felt the tug of the Holy Spirit on our souls. It has been a season of […]

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A New Look

This week we celebrate Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem a few days before His death on the cross. Prepare your heart for worship this week by reading Luke 19:28-48. Holy Week can be a sobering time, as we witness all that Jesus endured in order to save us. It’s a […]

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How Will You Answer?

This week we will look at John 19 as we continue our Lent series, “Abide With Me”. During Jesus’s trial before Pilate, the Roman governor asked no less than 10 questions. Some were addressed to Jesus, others to the crowd. Pilate didn’t know what to do with this King of the Jews. Of all the questions […]

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The Choice That Saved Your Life

This week we will be looking at John 18:1-11 as we continue our Lent series, “Abide With Me”. The soldiers had been tipped off and knew where they could apprehend Jesus apart from the crowds. Jesus wasn’t surprised by this. He had just said, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” The choice had been […]

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Dance with the Music

This week we will continue our Lent series, “Abide With Me” by looking at John 16:5-15. Have you been watching the Olympics this week? The ice dancing performances have been so beautiful. Can you imagine those same performances without the music playing? The technical aspects would have been amazing, but the emotional “heart” would have […]

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Fruitful for Christ

This week we will start our Lent series “Abide With Me” from the gospel of John. Is painful pruning going on in your life right now? When the difficult times come, learn to ask (with humility and sincerity): “Lord, what do you want me to learn?” Jesus spoke to His disciples about a vineyard where […]

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