Emmanuel means “God with us.” The story behind this word reveals the great mission that God had prepared from before time to rescue us.
Today we take the whole first chapter of Ephesians to discover both the glory of God and the abundant grace of God to us. We then see how, through His great power, He is able to let his grace flow through us to others as we respond in faith to his grace to us. Passages…
Jesus took all of our bad and gave us all of His good. He put on himself the wretchedness of our sin, the punishment, the separation of our sin, and gave us his holiness, his relationship with the Father. Passages used in the sermon: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
The spiritual gifts that are given to us are more than simply theological terms. They are practical gifts that are designed by God for us to actually use. Today, we start unwrapping the gifts to see what the gifts actually are. Passages used in the sermon: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 1 Corinthians 12:28 Ephesians 4:11 Romans…
Have you ever worked with someone in giving a special gift to someone you love? This is what the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit have done for you in giving you a gift that perfectly fits you. Passages used in the sermon: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Ephesians 4:7-13 1 Peter 4:10-11 1 Corinthians 12:11 Romans…
God designed the Christian life to be walked together with your brothers and sisters. One way we follow Jesus is by leading others to do the same. Passages used in the sermon: 1 Corinthians 11:1 Hebrews 10:24-25 1 Corinthians 1:22-31 Acts 2:7-8 Ephesians 2:10 Matthew 20:25-28
Jesus never designed us to follow Him in isolation. He made it clear that every Christian is an integral part of the body, and that WE grow when we serve the body of Christ. Passages used in the sermon: 1 Corinthians 12:25-27 Ephesians 5:22-30 Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-12, 16
This is the testimony of Pastor Vanaman that he shared with us in our afternoon Bible study. Enjoy!
Pastor Todd Vanaman came to visit us this week, and reminded us of the great race that each of us are running. From Hebrews 12, He showed us how to run this race, what our focus ought to be as we run.
(Our recorder was on the fritz this day and unfortunately cut out during the sermon. Our apologies.) This was a service dedicated to the memory of our dear brother Yuzo Sakai, who passed away on August 26. Passages used in the sermon 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 1 Peter 1:3-9 1 Corinthians 15:51-58