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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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