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                  Pastor's Blog

Putting Pen To Papyrus! There have always been people who didn’t accept the Bible. Perhaps they wanted to live their life their own way, without God’s commandments interfering. Perhaps they didn’t buy the Biblical Worldview. Perhaps they even rejected the existence of God. For one reason or another the Bible has been under assault for a long time. Come to think of it, the Word of God was first assaulted by Satan in the Garden, when our adversary started with the words, “Did God really say…?” Today, an increasingly popular attack on Scripture is to say, “We don’t even know what the Bible says in the first place.” These critics are pointing out that there are variations between the many ancient manuscripts of biblical books. [Read More...]

Is The Church Going To Pot? Marijuana is a hot topic in America today. As I write this article twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, Connecticut included, and four states have legalized recreational marijuana. The millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, seem to find no problem with marijuana use. There is a certain attitude that my father's generation likes their alcohol and we like our marijuana, and there is no difference between the two. A big question we should ask ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ is, is it wrong for Christians to use marijuana? The Bible never mentions specific marijuana use. However, there are some Biblical principles that do speak to using substances that harm our bodies. [Read More...]

Why The Bible Is Reliable: Part III of III There are some who even today propagate the theory that Jesus' disciples didn't really see a physically resurrected and living Jesus after his crucifixion and burial. Some believe that the disciples just made everything up. This isn't a new theory. The Jewish leaders said basically the same thing to cover up the empty tomb in Matthew 28:13. It sounds logical. Even as a pastor, I have been to many funerals and never once witnessed a body get up out of a casket and walk off! The problem is that those who believe the disciples made up Jesus' resurrection have a worldview that doesn't allow for miracles. Instead of being close minded, we should examine the facts and allow them to lead us where they may, to the truth. [Read More...]

Why The Bible Is Reliable: Part II of III The Bible is a unique book because it predicts future events with great accuracy. This can be a difficult idea in our modern age because we also know that no human being can know the future. The best we can do as human beings is create complicated models that predict outcomes, but even those are educated guesses based on probability and not certainty. And we all know how wonderful weathermen are at predicting the weather with those models! The Bible makes modern people feel uncomfortable because it does claim divine inspiration. If this is true, which it is, there should be evidence of God's knowledge of future events. [Read More...]

Why The Bible Is Reliable: Part I of III The Bible is the most scrutinized book in the world. Many have set out to prove it isn't true. Thankfully, the Bible is reliable and has withstood the test of time. A modern day example is Lee Strobel, an atheist who set out to disprove the Bible and ended up converting to Christianity. The following is the first part of a three part series: the three reasons why the Bible is true. And no, the first reason isn't because God or the pastor said so! [Read More...]

Haiti Mission Trip January 2016 If there is one word that I would use to describe Immanuel and its members, it would be MISSION. Our congregation has a passion for serving and reaching people with the love of Jesus Christ! We support missionaries around the world and we send mission teams from our congregation every year to share Jesus Christ. I am excited that our congregation will once again send a team to the orphanage we support in Haiti in January 2016. [Read More...]