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Immigration In The Bible

Immigration and The Fall The account of Creation teaches us that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore the proper object of respect (Gen. 1-2).The account of the Fall teaches us that every human being is an immigrant trying to get back home and therefore the proper object of compassion.…

The Middle Child of American Mission

I grew up as a middle child. It is a providence that places one in between the thrills of the oldest child and the urgent needs of the youngest. This tension creates what has been called “the middle child syndrome.” A feeling of being ignored and short-shifted. And I can attest that the struggle is…

Running Late on the Lord’s Day

Doesn’t it seem like time ticks faster on Sunday mornings? The alarm goes off and then it’s as if someone hits the fast-forward button. You have to get up, get fed and get ready. And if you have children that process is repeated for everyone in your home. Once that is accomplished you have little…

How Would Jesus Preach the Cross?

What would it sound like if Jesus preached a sermon on the cross? I doubt that it would focus much at all on the physical pain and the details of what crucifixion was like. Each of the Gospels all describe the actual crucifixion with a solemn economy of words. Luke’s description is typical of the…

Despising The Shame

…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame – Hebrews 12.2 When we read this verse we usually focus on the “joy that was set before him”. The Resurrection, the redemption of his people and the vindication of…

The Great Debate

Take a look into the world of sports, literature, art, music, politics, coffee, movies and you will find the same debate raging in every one of those worlds. Who is the Greatest? There are yearly challenges made, ceremonies observed, articles written and prizes awarded to pronounce judgment. And after the all of that is completed…

Speaking of Death

This past Sunday we had the first worship gathering of Emaus Church. We kicked it off with a sermon series titled The Death of Death. It may sound strange to begin our life as a church on the topic of death. Death is somber. Death is dark. Death speaks of ending. Death is uncomfortable. And…

The Death of Death | Series Trailer

In our inaugural sermon series we take a close look at the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. Using the last three chapters of Luke’s Gospel we will examine the foundational truths of the Christian Faith. Along the way we will explore who Jesus is, what he has done and what that means for us.