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This past weekend we took our Youth Ministry to SWBCA for our Winter Retreat as we set out to challenge our students to pursue Christ with single-minded devotion, discovering that the only love worth giving God is an undivided one. Thank you to our amazing leaders that went as well as those that provided food as well as prayer over the weekend.
Are you filled to overflowing? Well maybe, it just depends with what are you filled? Repeatedly in scripture God encourages us to fill our minds and hearts with the things from above. The Psalmist tells us “to taste and see that the Lord is good.” And again the psalmist says “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against Thee.” Paul wrote in Philippians to dwell on the things that are pure, true and right.…
As we were cleaning out the sound booth and many closets around the Sanctuary during the rebuilding/ refreshing, we found many things. Some of those things where dated and have outlived their usefulness. In their day all these things were very useful and even produced fruit within ministry. But as ministry, culture and technology advanced, these things were put in a closet and forgotten. As we went through these things, we had to decide a few things. Are these things…
[12] For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 12:12 I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but in the middle of a time of worship or prayer you find yourself with a word from God. A thought or statement that you know as not your own but one from God. This past Sunday…
The New Year is here. By now that is not a new thought. Yet this is still a great time to re-focus and renew. Refocus on how Christ wants us to live. This period in which we live is fast becoming one of the most divisive in history. It is too easy and simplistic to just take sides and claim we are right or have moral correctness on our side. It matters not what the world says or does, we…

UNDIVIDED

Winter Retreat 2019 January 20th-21st Cost $40 (Includes Weekend Material, Lodging, Food, Transportation and EBC Youth Hoodie) “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15 There are few things more powerful than witnessing someone throw all of themselves after a cause or a commitment. When we as people get behind something with all our energy and focus, it’s remarkable what…

Notes From Mark

Throughout God’s Word, He encourages us to walk in His way. Paul exhorts us to: walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1   To walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in…
Over that past few weeks the question that has been floating around my head is, “Who is Emmanuel Baptist Church?” Our Pastor Search Committee as they talk to candidates, I’m sure asked that question. Who are we? Whatever Emmanuel means to you, whoever Emmanuel is to you, we cannot forget that just like at the beginning of our Mission Statement, Emmanuel Baptist Church must be “TO THE GLORY OF GOD”. We do get many benefits of being a part of…
Our lives are made up of chapters just like a book. Some of those chapters are difficult, some are exciting and some flow right into the next. Church life is much of the same with so many stories intertwining within a church and interacting with each other. For the past 2 years my story with Emmanuel Baptist has been intertwined with Pastor David Lawrence. It has been the beginning of my story with Emmanuel and the end of his (Within…

Endless Summer (Explained)

You have seen the promotional info (Hopefully) around the church and on social media for the Youth Ministry’s “Endless Summer”. So what do we mean by this? We had planned for this summer to not only be one that students go through but one that would be an ongoing mission of their lives. We have adopted 3 verses to help us with this. Sand – Psalm 139:17–18 “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the…