The Daily + This Sunday (Holy Communion)
Good morning Immanuel. None of our suffering with Christ is a waste!
“And when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer for the name” (Acts 5:40-41).
Persecution arising from affiliation with Jesus is an honor only this fleeting life affords. And what a joy it is to live for something worth suffering for, a cause more precious than health or property! Soon we will be safe in glory, cheering on future generations. In that day, every blood stain on the jersey of our faith—especially the ones on the back—will be an eternal badge of honor, a proof of participation with the King of Glory!
Our heavenly Father, inspire us today with a true sense of our blood-bought union with Christ and make us bold to live joyfully for His glory. In the holy name of Jesus, we pray, amen.
May 28, 2023 - This Sunday At Immanuel
SERMON - Pastor TJ will continue our sermon series in Ephesians this Sunday.
HOLY COMMUNION - Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Holy Communion!
9 am: Studying the Bible Together, led by Dr. Tom Cox in the Staff Lounge
10:45 am: Next Steps 4, led by Tony Shepherd in the Staff Lounge
This is the final Next Steps class before our June-July summer break
No First Word Seminar this Sunday in observance of summer break
No Student Seminar this Sunday in observance of summer break
ONLINE PRAYER MEETINGS - Every week, Jenn Ross, an Immanuel Discipleship Group leader, facilitates two online prayer meetings that everyone is welcome to join. Join her on Sundays morning from 7:30-8 am via Zoom here.
Thank you 🙏🏼