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...
Word-Centered Church

Word-Centered Church

Originally posted September 14, 2018 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. I can see it on their faces. They...
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...
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...

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...