Blessings Everyone! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! But what does Christmas mean to you? God coming to earth to be with us and sharing with us all there is to live a life full of joy and peace. Sometimes we forget the promises He made to us. The promise of everlasting life! What a
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To God Be the Glory! When you hear the month of September, what do you think of? Summer ending, school starting, football season or coming back to Church? I admit, I love summer and not fond of winter. This time of year, brings a multitude of changes for families and many of us. But one thing that does not change
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Can you believe it’s June already? Where is this year going! Seniors graduating and school finishing up yet another year. So we just about made it through half of 2022 and for a lot of us, it’s been a challenging year so far. Remember, God’s power is made perfect in weakness. Whether life is easy
Blessings Everyone! I found this in a Facebook post and thought it was needed for Emory Church and Beyond: Today, I found myself complaining about the rising cost of fuel and then I remembered I’d never had to run from missiles. I worried if I needed to stock up on a few staples and then realized I’d never had to
Letter From The Pastor’s Heart Blessings Everyone! Emory Family and Beyond, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5: 8) There is extreme power and truth in that verse. The verse shows us that God's love for his own is unwavering because it is not based on
Blessings Everyone! Early Christians believed that the first day of the new year should be spent reflecting upon the failures of the past year, and resolving to correct them in the new year. Popular contemporary resolutions tend to involve things like quitting smoking, losing weight, or paying debts. There is a song called “I Am Resolved.” We should consider some of
From the Pastor’s Heart, In the name of Jesus, I thank God for every one of you! There is nothing greater than growing in the knowledge and nature of Jesus Christ together. Praise God there is so much more to come. It warms my heart to see many of you using the gifts that God has graciously given to you
Blessings Everyone! “Like sands in an hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” That statement came from a soap opera that my grandmother watched. Proverbs 3: 1-2 says, “My son, do not forget my teaching, but have your heart comply with my commandments; 2 For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.” In
Blessings Everyone! “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3: 16) Lent is a holy season. Lent is a period of grace. Lent is about the mystery of God being revealed to us. It is a moment to pray for
Blessings Everyone! This is the Day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Have you ever wondered what people are talking about when they say they’re giving something up for Lent? Do you need help understanding what Lent is and how it relates to Easter? Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash