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Love for God in Romans 8:28

Love for God in Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28 promises, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” This is an amazing promise from God and an undeniable responsibility for Christians. We must love the God who weaves all of life for our good and his purpose.

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Word-Centered Church

Word-Centered Church

As a pastor, I frequently get caught in a conversation describing the church. People expect a pastor to give a sales pitch with a church invite. Often my answer doesn’t satisfy the expectation…

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Where Do You Attend Church?

Where Do You Attend Church?

It may seem silly to publish a blog describing the church’s name, but I promise it is not a Trojan horse intended to change the name. Church names are important beyond a tradition or a trend. Let me give you a brief explanation of what it means to be Immanuel Baptist...

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Pray for the Malta Ministry Team

Pray for the Malta Ministry Team

We have some exciting news! Immanuel will be sending a ministry team to Malta, an island off the coast of North Africa, from January 31-February 7. They will be providing a Kid’s Club for the missionary children during an annual missionary conference of one of...

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Five Reasons to Preach the Book of Ezra

Five Reasons to Preach the Book of Ezra

Sunday, January 12, we launch a new sermon series at Immanuel Baptist Church on the book of Ezra called Rebuilding Ruins. I don’t know precisely how many sermons it will include, somewhere between 14-16, but Ezra will be worth all the attention we give it for at least...

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Remembrance Service – January 5th

Immanuel Family, On Sunday, January 5th in the 5:00 pm service gathering we will share a special time reflecting on church members who entered the Lord’s presence in 2019. We said goodbye to these faithful brothers and sisters, we miss them still, and we look forward...

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10 Reasons to Read the Bible

You need more Scripture. You need more time reading, listening, praying, applying, and sharing God’s Word. What better day to begin than January 1, 2020? Let me challenge you (and me) to invest more time in the Bible this year. You can achieve this by: Completely...

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Merry Christmas, Immanuel!

Immanuel Family, The year 2019 will soon end. A new decade full of opportunities and beginnings will capture our attention. Before we flip the calendar, let me encourage you to reminisce over God’s amazing grace to you and your family and remind yourself that God’s...

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The Christmas Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suowe2czxcA&list=WL&index=63&t=0s Luke 2:1-20 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went...

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Live Life Forward

This Sunday Evening, we will hear from Dr. David Nelson with his sermon, Live Life Forward (2 Peter 3:14-18). Let's learn a little more about Dr. Nelson and his history with Immanuel: Tell us your background and history with Immanuel. I have been a part of IBC since...

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Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (1789)

  Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution,...

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Ears to Hear Podcasts

Whenever I see a person with earbuds I ask myself, “What are they listening to?” because what we hear shapes who we are in the long run. Often, podcasts fill that airspace. Podcasts offer free downloadable audio content to anyone with a computer, smartphone, or...

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