Under God

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Standing tall above this great land of ours has always been the Twin Sisters of Liberty and Law. Like majestic gold statues glimmering in the noon-day sun, Law and Liberty for generations shed light upon the course of the American Experience.

The immigrants that left behind the tyranny of the motherland, to board upon vessels and brave the dangers of the ocean passage, were emboldened as they pursued liberty under the protection of the law. As the pioneers trudged and trekked Westward, they carried these same values with them, over the mountains, and across the plains, pushing ever westward as they pursued their dreams.

Still today, we sing in our Patriotic songs, like “America the Beautiful:” “O beautiful for pilgrim feet, whose stern impassioned stress, a thoroughfare for freedom beat, across the wilderness. America! America! God mend thy every flaw. Confirm they soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.” Or, “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Long may our land be bright, with freedom’s holy light; protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King.”

Law and liberty are interwoven into the American experience. But when we look carefully at the anthems that we sing, we realize that our song-writers are not assuming the blessings of God, but rather beseeching God to bless America despite our flaws and mistakes. Is it possible that in our pursuit of Liberty and Law we have forgotten our Lord? Are we still a nation that is Under God? Join us Sunday, November 12, at 11 AM as we consider the topic “Under God?”

 

 

 

Fields of Faith

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Fields of Faith is a student-led event, sponsored by the Powell County Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their fellow students to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. The Powell County High School Football Field will provide a rally point where our whole community can come together. There will be games, testimonies, and guest speakers. Please join us, Sunday, October 29.

6:30 PM – Games
7:00 PM – Fields of Faith
7:30 PM – S’Mores and Bonfire

Upward Evaluations

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Upward Basketball and Cheerleading provides a safe place for students of all abilities to Play with a Purpose! Upward is open to students from grades K-5 through 6th. All evaluations, practices, and games will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Every student must attend one basketball or cheerleading orientation to participate. Evaluations will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church as follows:

9/7, between 6-8 PM: K5-1st Grade boys and girls.
9/8, between 6-8 PM: 2nd and 3rd Grade boys and girls.
9/9, between 10-Noon: 4th-6th Grade boys and girls.

The cost for each student is $40, and this includes the price of a game day uniform. There will be 1 practice and 1 game each week, and all students will be given a chance to play in every game. Coaches will focus on building skills, as well as developing character, on and off the court.

First practice – Monday, 9/25
First game – Satuday, 10/21
Awards Celebration – Monday, 12/18

Family Talk

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And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deut. 6:6-9)

Many people have a “Family Plan” for the cellphone service. But do you have a “Family Plan” for your spiritual development? Nothing could be more important!

Join Emmanuel Baptist Church for a special talk about the family, Sunday, August 27, at 11 AM. Pastors Douglas and David will be presenting recent findings about the families of EBC, and will point out the pillars upon which to build the home. You don’t want to miss this special service! Everyone is welcome. Please bring a friend!

Parenting Class

ParentingWhether you are a guardian, grand-, step-, foster-, adoptive-, or biological- parent, raising kids IS HARD! If we’re honest, most of us secretly want child-rearing to be quick, easy, and hassle-free. But as time goes on, most of us fall into the trap of going through parenthood with a sort of half-hearted attempt, assuming the kids would mature and straighten out eventually. Is there another way? Is there a better way?

Please join us for an 8 week Parenting Class called “Shepherding a Child’s Heart.” This facilitated small-group, won’t make you a perfect parent, but it will help you move your children’s hearts toward God.

Classes begin 8/30 at 6:30 PM. For more info and to register, please click the link below. There is no cost. Space is limited. Register today at the link below:

Register Here

Transformed

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Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification… (1 Thessalonians 4)

The Christian walk is a process. Slowly God takes us and shapes us until we are Transformed into the image of Christ. Join us for a sermon series, “Transformed,” beginning July 2, 11 AM at EBC. Exploring 1 Thessalonians 4, we will consider:

July 2 — Your Potential
July 9 — Your Progress
July 16 — Your Purity
July 23 — Your Passion
July 30 — Your Perfection

Our music is contemporary. Our atmosphere is friendly. Our messages are relevant. There is a place for you to belong!

Endurance Race VBS

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Everyone goes through hard times. What does God have to say about the troubles we face? How are we expected to respond? What if we feel like giving up?

Your child will discover the answer to these questions during Endurance Race VBS 2017. They will learn how to respond to the challenges they face in healthy ways that honor God.

When? July 28th 12PM-5PM (All family members are invited for a free dinner at 5PM!)

July 29th 12PM-5PM (All family members are invited for a free dinner at 5PM!)

July 30th 11AM-2PM (Kids will be recognized during the service. We will have free food and activities for the entire family after the service!)

Where? Emmanuel Baptist Church ~ 755 W. College Ave. Stanton, KY

Who? Age 5 by July28th – Entering 5th grade

What to bring? Each night your child will have the opportunity to run the endurance race course. The course can get a little messy so bring a towel and a change of clothes each night just incase they need it!

Where do I sign up? Just follow this link:

Register Here!

Also, please send a completed copy of the waiver form that you will find in the registration portal with your child.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at david@ebcstanton.org

The Struggle

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“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” –Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

We are in a spiritual war, and what’s going on in the spiritual realm is far deeper, far more meaningful, far more impactful than even what’s going on in the physical world. You have an Enemy in this world that wants to wreck your marriage, wants to rob you of your purity, and wants to lead you to defame the name of the God who saved you. He wants to pull you down and destroy your soul. We’re in wartime, not peacetime! But the good news is God has given you the Equipment you need.  Peacetime is coming, but it’s not now. It’s not now. Until then, it is time for Engagement in The Struggle.

Join us Sunday mornings at 11 AM as we learn about “The Struggle.” Our lessons will all be taken from Ephesians 6. We will learn about:

  • “Our Enemy” — June 11
  • “Our Equipment” — June 18
  • “Our Engagement” — June 25

Everyone is welcome. Our dress is comfortable. Our music is contemporary. Our worship is God-centered. Our people are welcoming. There is a place for you!

You Asked for It…

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Questions. We’ve all got them. But where do we turn for the answers? Over the next five weeks, Emmanuel Baptist Church will be considering some of the big questions in life. We will look to the Bible for the answers.

Wherever you are on your journey, this is a series for you. Join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM, and bring a friend with you.

4/23/17 — “Is Anyone Out There?”

4/30/17 — “Is the Bible Reliable?”

5/7/17 — “Was Grandpa an Ape?”

5/14/17 — “What’s Love Got to do With It?”

5/21/17 — “Where’s God When it Hurts?”

The Day Death Died

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“Christ Jesus … has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” II Timothy 1:10b

They say that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes! While we can’t do much about your taxes, we can offer hope in the face of death. Easter is a celebration of The Day Death Died.

Please join us Sunday, April 16, at 11 AM! We will look at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and see what it means for us today.

There will be contemporary music, a relevant message, and people just like you exploring the meaning of Easter. Please come, and bring the whole family!