Preparation for Worship (May 7, 2017)

God made man. Go ahead and read that again, but this time meditate on each word—God made man. God made man. Those words from Genesis 1 form the climax of the creation story. This Sunday we will chew on these words and others from Genesis 1:26–31 and the sixth day. Man...

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Preparation for Worship (April 30, 2017)

Psalm 19 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Properly understanding Creation is part of properly understanding God. Without God's revelation of creation, we would not know what God did in our origins. That is...

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Preparation for Worship (April 23, 2017)

Oh, the marvel of God in creation! This Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church we continue our study in Genesis with the subject of God, particularly his existence. Genesis 1 assumes the existence of God, but that is not surprising when one considers the culture of the Ancient Near East—everyone believed in the gods.

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Bible Study Resource —

Bible study is a discipline of the Christian life that God uses to grow his people into the image of Christ. Christians hunger for God’s word, they want to know it, they want to study it, they want to meditate on it (cf. Ps 119:97). Bible study (not mere Bible reading) is an essential aspect of the Christian life. In this post I want to introduce you to a helpful Bible study tool for moving to a deeper, more intentional method of study.

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How Should Christians Vote?

Without doubt this presidential election cycle is unique in its own right. My Facebook and Twitter feeds have been charged since early summer with shared articles and posts from almost every perspective—don't vote for him, we must do everything to make sure she...

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Why A Church Needs a Covenant

What does it mean to be a church? What is the difference between a church and a group of Christians gathered in the same location? These are the kinds of questions that eventually lead to the consideration of the need for a church covenant.

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