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.…

God & Evil

September 13, 2020
The Bible deals with problems in the real world, and not questions like “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” If you walk with God for any amount of time you will wonder, “Why do you stand afar off, O Lord?”. People do evil things in this place where we believe God is in charge. If He is both good and all powerful, how can He allow it? This is called the problem of evil. Apart from Him, there is no answer and really no such thing as evil in the first place. But in Him, there is an answer and a sure hope.

Every Thought Captive

September 6, 2020
Education is the process of imparting to the next generation an understanding of the world and how to thrive in it. God calls Christian parents, and fathers in particular, to bring their children up in the education (paideia) and instruction of the Lord, to give to their children what they have received from the Lord. This is a foundational act in Christ’s kingdom, and one we are just beginning to recover. J. Gresham Machen said, “I can see little consistency in a type of Christian activity which preaches the gospel on the street corners and at the ends of the earth, but neglects the children of the covenant by abandoning them to a cold and unbelieving secularism.”

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