Reading the Newspaper with Habakkuk

I have been preaching through the book of Habakkuk and it has been very refreshing and instructive. One area of encouragement came through the interplay between current events and the context of God’s overarching plan. I think it is particularly helpful when we think about the current events in the world today. If you are…

Sunday Night Service: Can We Trust the Bible?

  If you are talking with a non-Christian you will eventually get the question, “How do you know the Bible is God’s Word?” It is crucial to establish the trustworthiness of the Scripture if we are asking people to order their lives around its teaching. But, it is not simply in evangelistic conversations that this…

Preparing for Sunday at Emmaus

This Sunday morning we will begin our study in the book of Philippians. This letter written by the Apostle Paul to a church with the main point of encouraging them as to their priority to conduct their lives in a manner worthy of the gospel (1:27) in view of it advancing. This Sunday we will…

Preparing for Sunday at Emmaus

Here is the order of service and sermon outline for Sunday morning. Remember that in the evening we will be meeting at 6pm at the church to sing, pray and talk about what the Bible says about men’s and women’s roles. LITURGY for 9/27 Welcome and Announcements    Call to Worship  “The Lord is a…

Preparing for this Sunday at Emmaus

Here is the order of service and sermon information for this Sunday at Emmaus. We will be in Habakkuk chapter 3. Take some time to prayerfully read the chapter over as you prepare to come. ORDER OF SERVICE Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is…

Truth we Confess: The Nicene Creed

This week, and for the upcoming weeks through Christmas, we will be using the Nicene Creed during our confession of faith. Here I would like to post the creed itself, a little history about it, and why we are using it. First, why creeds? A Creed is simply a statement of belief. A creed is…

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Preparing for this Sunday at Emmaus

This Sunday morning we will begin our study in the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. The plan is to cover the context and situation of the book and then study the entire first chapter together. You will notice as you read this first chapter that Habakkuk is pretty straight forward, even brazen in his speech to God. It is this presumption that helps to…