Examine our Lives

Michael ChapmanChurch News


Commenting on NBC News’ firing of long-time Today show anchor Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” Rev. Franklin Graham said such behavior, whoever is involved, is not “misconduct,” but it is “sin,” and all of us should be wary that our own sin eventually will find us out.

“Matt Lauer of the Today Show was fired by NBC News after an investigation,” said Rev. Graham in a Nov. 29 post on Facebook. “What we’re seeing in the recent string of what is termed ‘misconduct’ really boils down to a morality issue—people failing to follow God’s standards, and that is called sin.”

“The Bible tells us, ‘…be sure your sin will find you out,'” said the reverend. “This is a warning to all of us to examine our lives. That doesn’t just apply to movie stars, media personalities, and politicians, but to everyone.”

He continued, “One sin leads to others and can have a great impact on our own lives and the lives of those around us. Sin can have devastating consequences—here on earth, and for eternity.”

“But God is anxious for us to come to Him in repentance and ask for His forgiveness and help,” said Rev. Graham.

“True healing comes through trusting Jesus Christ in faith and following Him as the Lord of our lives.”


Preparing for Sunday
The King and His Kingdom

Sermon:
The King’s Crucifixion
Matthew 27:11-66
Pastor Michael

Scripture:
Psalm 22:1-8

Evening Service:
The Future of those Assured
1 John 2:28-3:3, 4:1-3 / Pastor Michael
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SOMA Groups


Financial Peace University Immanuel Baptist Richmond Virginia

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A Christmas Greeting
This year we thought it would be great to send short Christmas greetings from our members to our missionaries. On Sunday, Jon Petersen will be videotaping your Christmas greeting in the Welcome Center during Sunday School. You can also video your own greeting using your cell phone. Please email them to Paul Dreiling at pdreiling@immanuelbaptist.org Make sure your greeting is generic so we can use it with all our missionaries.



Loaner Car needed: William and Charisa Haase will be in Richmond from February 26 – March 14, 2018. They are looking for a car to use during this time. If you could make one available to them, please contact Paul Dreiling.


Caroling Richmond VA
WOL / Youth Christmas Caroling
Wednesday, December 13 at 6:45 PM. Meet in the Fellowship Hall. We will be caroling at Windsor Nursing Home and the fire station. Please bring flashlights and glow sticks. Parents are invited to go with us.


Coming Events Immanuel Baptist Richmond
Dec. 24
– There IS Sunday School on Christmas Eve
– Christmas Choir Service AM
– Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (6 PM)
Jan. 7
– Remembrance Service and Communion