Preparation for Worship (June 11, 2017)

Preparation for Worship (June 11, 2017)

What does it mean to be a man and not a woman or a woman and not a man? This question becomes more difficult to answer as our world becomes increasingly secularized. Yet God has answered this question from the beginning. This Sunday the sermon will focus on a theology...
Preparation for Worship (May 7, 2017)

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...
Preparation for Worship (April 30, 2017)

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...
LEAF Night — Building Community in the Life of Faith

LEAF Night — Building Community in the Life of Faith

We are starting a new thing at church with the hope of further knitting our hearts together as a local, visible manifestation of the body of Christ here in Union County. It’s called LEAF Night. I’d like to take some time in this post to explain the acronym...
Preparation for Worship (April 23, 2017)

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...