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?”

 

 

 

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!

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!

The Day Death Died

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II Timothy 1:10

“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!

Good Friday Service

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What could be good about the day that True Love died? Find out as the churches of the Powell County Ministerial Association join together to see how at “just the right time, Christ died for us.” The Good Friday Service will be held on April 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

The EBC Worship Team will lead in music, and Pastor Turner will give a relevant hope-filled message taken from the Word of God. Everyone is welcome! Please invite a friend to join you.

A New Direction

Vision Night 2016

Last night was a wonderful gathering of God’s people. It’s hard to summarize a 90 minute meeting in a post, but here are the highlights. (More details will be available in days to come!) The Members of ‪#‎EBC‬ voted unanimously and enthusiastically to:

1. Begin the search for a full-time Family Life Minister to oversee the discipleship of our children from cradle to college, to be presented to the Church for approval.

2. Increase the 2016 Fiscal Budget to allow for the hiring of the Family Life Minister.

3. To launch a Family Life Center Team to prepare and present proposals to the church for the construction of a Family Life Center and the renovations of the existing Worship Center.

Praise God for the spirit of unity, and the bond of peace present in the meeting. May God bless the work of our hands!

40 Days of Prayer

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Catch the Wave! Beginning August 1st, #EBC will be starting 40 Days of Prayer for the family! How can you be a part?

1. Commit to 40 Days of Prayer!
2. Download a copy of the 40 Days of Prayer Guide at: (copy and paste the link below into your browser, if the link does not automatically connect when you click. Go! Download onto your device.)

http://40-days.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/40-Days-Catching-the-Wave.pdf

3. Gather your family each day for the included devotions and prayer focus. Then PRAY!
4. Join us on September 11, 2016 at Stanton City Park for a night of Celebration, through music, food, and preaching with our community.

Let’s Catch the Wave together, for the Glory of God!