Emmanuel Church
Identity Theft: Knowing our Mission in Christ
Worship & Truth
Locations & Times
  • Emmanuel Church
    1300 N Vine St, Abilene, KS 67410, USA
    星期日 8:30 早上, 星期日 10:45 上午
Last Week's Take Aways:
Take Away: God loves us in the first place and because of this love He’s sent His Son to express His profound love to us. Jesus’ love for us is expressed by His work on the Cross. Our love for others flows out of God’s love for us.

Take Away: We’re found innocent and our sins have been paid for by the act of grace that is evidenced in Jesus offering Himself on the Cross. It’s a grace that is extended to all people for all time.
A. Worship in Spirit and In Truth
At Emmanuel Church we desire to be a people who live a lifestyle of Praise and Worship. Worship transforms people and families.

Worship is our outward and inward expression of thanksgiving and praise to the One who created us. Worship includes corporate and private singing, prayer, giving, and submission to God in all areas of our lives. It is first and foremost a response to who God is and a response to what He's done for us. Worship is to be a lifestyle that fills our journey with Christ, and not merely a corporate activity. When we worship we put Jesus first and seek to be led by the Holy Spirit as we purposely seek to be in His amazing presence. (Leviticus 26:1; 1 Samuel 12:21; Exodus 34:14; Psalm 29:2; Psalm 81:9; Psalm 99:9; Matthew 4:10; John 4:24)
Matt. 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45
“truth” = Al-ay’-thace: Not concealed

“worship” = Pros-koo-ne’-o: to kiss the hand
Take Away: Worship is our natural response to the One who created us, who sent His Son to die for our sins, and the One who’s given us the deposit of the Holy Spirit to guide us in our Jesus journey. There are many ways to Worship, but all are rooted in our desire to lift up God because of who He is and what He’s done.
At Emmanuel Church we desire to be a people who are led by the Holy Spirit as He illuminates God’s Truth. The Holy Spirit transforms people and families.

The Holy Spirit's role is to illuminate God’s Truth and to empower us to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. God’s Word represents absolute truth, is without error, inspired by the Holy Spirit through men, and is our guide for daily living. It is the Holy Spirit that woos us through Prevenient Grace to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In saying “yes” to Jesus we experience His Saving Grace. Our God exists as God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all working on our behalf as Christ followers. God’s Sanctifying Grace is at work in each of us as we are being made more and more like Christ. As we embrace the Spirit-filled life, evidence is found in our display of the Fruit of the Spirit. God has sent His Holy Spirit as a rich deposit in each believer to guide us and teach us until the return of His Son, Jesus Christ. (John 14:26; Matthew 3:11; Matthew 28:19; John 15:26; Acts 1:8; Romans 14:16-18; Titus 3:4-6; 2 Peter 1:20- 21; Galatians 5:22-23)
If we don’t believe in absolute truth then we will believe in what the culture passes off as truth, a constantly shifting truth left to be defined by sinful mankind.
Take Away: Our belief in the authority of Scripture anchors us in God’s Truth and the Holy Spirit continues to illuminate God’s Truth to us as we study His Word. Emmanuel Church believes in the traditional orthodox beliefs that have stood the test of time and weathered the storms of hypocrisy. Our identity as a Church Family and our identity as individual Christ followers is rooted in the Truth of God’s Word.
1.20.19 Announcements
-Couple's Retreat this weekend! Jan. 25 and 26: See the insert for more information. Registrations have closed at this time, however there may be a few spots left. Call Pastor Gordon for more details.

-One Worship Sunday, Next Sunday!: One Worship combines both of our services at 10am. Guest Speaker and Musician Todd Braschler will be our special guest.

-Youth Bake Auction Sunday, January 27th: Immediately following the One Worship Service next week there will be a potato bar and Bake Auction to benefit the youth accounts making it possible for students to attend camps and Mission Trips. A fun event with a great purpose!

-Worship in the Winter event Sun., Feb. 10 3pm: Join with other believers in the Abilene area at Sterl Hall as we share a time of prayer and worship led by area churches. Sponsored by the Abilene Pryaer Movement.

-Sunday, Feb. Family Life Ice Skating 7pm: More information can be found in the bulletin and sign ups at the sign up board. This event will be held in Manhattan.

-Sunday, Feb. 24th Prayer and Worship Event 6pm: Join us for an evening of Worship and Prayer as we seek God's face together.

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