November 22, 2020
Jesus called people to repent because the kingdom is at hand, and now He goes up on the mountain to teach about it. This is the theme of Jesus’ most…

The Kingdom of Heaven

November 15, 2020
Jesus leaves the wilderness and goes into the land to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of heaven. He is greater than John, baptizing not with water but with…

Temptation & Triumph

November 8, 2020
Temptation comes to us in every from and at every stage of life. The Puritan Thomas Adams said, “Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of…

The Baptism of Jesus Christ

November 1, 2020
The first words directly spoken by God the Father in the first book of the New Testament are given here at Jesus’ baptism. The son of Abraham and son of…

John the Baptizer

October 25, 2020
Jesus is the messiah, the son of Abraham and the son of David, and the new king of Israel. God protected Him from Herod, sent Him with Joseph and Mary…

Fulfilling the Prophets

October 18, 2020
Joseph, Mary, and Jesus leave Bethlehem, go to Egypt, and return. This is a there and back again story, but Matthew’s point is not that Jesus’ family traveled quiet a…

The Newborn King

October 11, 2020
Jesus is born in the backwater town of Bethlehem to young, poor, unknown parents, but He is already a king. His kingdom immediately threatens the wicked rulers in this world.…

God with Us

October 4, 2020
Christmas is, as holidays go, the greatest celebration of the year. You would think that the genealogy of Jesus Christ would lead to a magnificent birth story full of pomp…

Afflicted for Glory

September 27, 2020
Sermon from Emmanuel Church Elder, Erik Day.
Matthew was a tax collector who became a disciple of Jesus. He writes the first book of the New Testament, historically believed by the church to be the earliest gospel.…

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