Ramadan

Paul DreillingChurch News

The Details This year, Ramadan runs from May 27 to June 25. From sunup to sundown there is no eating, drinking, sex, smoking, perfume or music. The first meal comes about two hours before sunrise. After a few days, the body gets use to skipping lunch and snacks, however, everyone experiences the gradual increase of the feeling of tiredness, thirst … Read More

Jesus and His Mother

Paul DreillingChurch News

As Mother’s Day approaches on Sunday our thoughts go to our mothers and the huge impact that they have had on our lives. There is a bond that begins at childbirth that can only be broken by death. What a beautiful example we have of a mother and child relationship in the life of Jesus….PSD Pastor J.R. Miller (1840-1912) wrote … Read More

Do you need a Vacation?

Paul DreillingChurch News

Do you need a vacation

“The bow too tensely strung is easily broken” – Publilius Syrus (42 B.C.) Although this was written many years ago, this truth lives on until today. Doctors tell us that there are many health problems related to stress including obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression and asthma. Although Jesus did not take a vacation, he did take times of refreshing … Read More

Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God

Paul DreillingChurch News

In case you were wondering if God keeps his promises, keep reading. Jesus sharing with the disciples on the Mount of Olives said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt 24:14). Interesting that Jesus said “the whole world” when we consider … Read More

The Case For Christ

Paul DreillingChurch News

Having just celebrated Christ’s resurrection, we are in the 40 day period that Jesus appeared repeatedly to the early believers. I heard someone say this week, “Jesus didn’t raise from the dead and begin preaching again, but he returned to cook breakfast for his friends.” We too were served breakfast last weekend at Immanuel with our Easter “Deluxe Continental Breakfast.” … Read More

“Who Crucified Jesus?”

Paul DreillingChurch News

Tonight we will meet for our Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago. You might be asking yourself, if Jesus suffered so much, how can we imagine a day marked by sadness and call it “Good”? However, Good Friday is actually good. This sorrow is godly sorrow. The Apostle Paul in writing to … Read More

How to Eat an Elephant

Tami JonesChurch News

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” This is a saying you have probably heard and may have used when facing a daunting task. But when you share that task with a large caring family who stands beside you with knife and fork in hand, the task becomes much more doable and fun. This is what … Read More

Let Him Deny Himself

Paul DreillingChurch News

On December 4, 2006, 19 year old, Private Ross McGinnis, was on patrol with four comrades in the suburbs of Baghdad, Iraq, when an Iraqi insurgent threw a grenade into the Humvee where Private McGinnis manned the machine gun. As the grenade landed, he yelled, “grenade” to the men below, but rather than jumping from the turret to save himself, … Read More

Closer than a Brother

Paul DreillingChurch News

God spoke profoundly through King Solomon in Proverbs when he wrote, “A man (or woman) of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (18:24). God is saying that it is better to have a few close and intimate friendships rather than a large number of acquaintances. But also tucked away … Read More

Belief Beyond Vox Populi

Michael WilburnChurch News

Why do you believe what you believe? Who set your biblical convictions? How many of your beliefs are subject to change? You weren’t born a Christian. So it’s worth considering when your spiritual convictions were set and who shaped them. Let me encourage you to believe beyond Vox Populi. Vox Populi is the opinions and beliefs of the majority. American … Read More