EMMANUEL BLOG

When LifeGroup Members Don’t Show Up

If you're a LifeGroup Leader at some point in time, you'll ask yourself, "how do I honour God and my LifeGroup when people seem so unfaithful and inconsistent in participation." At one time your LifeGroup had 12 members, but last week only six showed up. You invited...

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Proof of the Resurrection

Ever since I converted to Christianity from Mormonism at 17 years old, my heart has always been for Christians to know how they think about God. Most followers of Christ I cross paths with can articulate how they feel about God, but few can explain why, what, and how...

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What My Parents Did Right

Did your parents do anything right? I bought a book, at one of those clearance sales that bookstores have every so often, called What My Parents Did Right. In it, Gloria Gaither – yes, the singing one – relates the stories of 50 people who share their...

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What is a Worship Station?

On March 19th the Jr High experienced an Easter Worship Night based around 17 stations spread out between the Shack, the Chapel and one room upstairs. Each station featured a task, activity or truth to reflect on related to Jesus and us growing as...

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Dear God, um…

Could a Timbit help a person pray out loud? The idea of praying out loud can be a challenge. Sometimes I worry that my words won’t be the right ones. I think my voice sounds funny or that I’m not as spiritual or ‘prayer worthy’ as someone else. Sometimes I...

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Parenting is Like Hockey

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them...

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Three Things I Don’t Regret About Parenting

This past summer in Chicago I worked at memorizing our mission team’s theme verses from Romans 12. Verse ten reads like this: "Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves." Recently, I have been reminded of the word honour. It...

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Immersed

Like me, you have probably heard someone say that they are glad 2017 is over. It was a year of turmoil, angst, and disappointment. Negative news reports seemed to dominate the cycle. It was a tough year on many fronts. So what will 2018 be like? Is there...

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Impact Video | Philippines Outreach

A team of ten individuals travelled to Cebu City, Philippines to work with seven Evangelical Free Churches for a 16-day outreach to advance the gospel. Here's a little recap of their experience. For more outreach information go to...

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Impact Video | Ethiopia Outreach

Husband and wife duo, Roy and Carol Enns had the opportunity to serve the global church in Ethiopia by teaching English. Check out what that practically looked like and how it transformed lives in this quick video recap. For more outreach information go to...

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What is Quiet Time

Well, it seems obvious right?  A time…of quiet…but what does a quiet time mean related to our relationship with God? I asked our Sr High Bible Study group to consider this and other questions and I just summarized what we discovered. Thanks to the students...

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Impact Video | Chicago Outreach 2017

A team of 18 youth set out to bring God's love to the people and streets of Chicago. Check out what that practically looked like and how it transformed lives in this quick video recap. For more outreach information go to...

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Leadership is Everything!

The Story of Giuseppe the Central African Pigmy One day, a long time ago, on his way to China, Marco Polo stopped in Central Africa to rest. He had some extra time on his hands, so he decided to take the scenic route. While he was there, he met pygmies from the Gbutee...

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Time to Move

I will admit to being a techie. I like “tech stuff.” Consequently, I have something on my wrist that barely qualifies as a watch. Oh, it does keep time. And if I push the right buttons it will even show me what the time is (which is important to someone...

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