Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

Desperate Cry

This week we will continue in our series “The Seven Last Words of Christ” and focus on the fourth statement, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus was experiencing indescribable pain and suffering on the cross. He had never known the agony of abandonment and it was horrific. God had departed from […]

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Thinking of Mom

This week we will continue in our Lenten series “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by focusing on John 19:26-27, “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” For a period of time while Jesus was on the cross, He was cut off from the life-giving fellowship with His Father. Yet, in the midst of […]

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The Face of Grace

This week we will be continuing in our series “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by looking at the second statement, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 Jesus said “today”, not someday after your soul has slept for awhile. Today! Those who are granted eternal life […]

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Say What?!

This week we will begin our Lenten series, “The Seven Last Words of Jesus”. On Sunday, we will focus on the words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” These words were not spoken just for the crowds that were watching Jesus die on Mount Calvary that day. They were […]

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The Body of Christ

This week we will be hearing a message on what the Body of Christ looks like, based on 1 Corinthians 12:12 — “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” What is the Body of Christ? It is you and me, it […]

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Harmonize

This week we will continue in our series in Romans 12 by looking at verses 14-16, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low […]

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Devoted

This week we will continue in our series on Romans 12 by looking at verses 10-13. A story is told about a man who was walking down the street. He passed a used book store, and in the window, he saw a book with the title, “How to Hug”. He was taken by the title […]

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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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