Immanuel Presbyterian Church

We hope through our sermons at Immanuel to “make the incredible ‘good news’ credible without losing its incredibleness.”  Through study of the Scriptures, openness to the Spirit, and fresh engagement with our 21st century world, we seek to lift up Christ, grow in our faith, and be sent out to make a difference in our world. Please join us for our current series “Wayfare through the Word” covering a new book of the Bible each Sunday, with a short break now and then offering special sermons addressing the church seasons like Advent, Christmas, and Easter. All of our sermons are recorded and offered here on our website. We hope you will enjoy them. Please let us know your thoughts and prayer needs so we can join you in your walk with Christ.

Pastor John

Communion cup and open bible on a rustic wooden table

“The grass withers and the flower fades, but the word of God endures forever.

Isaiah 40:8 (NLT)

SERMONS are a wonderful way to focus on the wisdom of the ages through God’s word to His people.

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We hope these sermons will be a blessing to you!  Come visit often.


1 Peter: Living Stones

Category: Encouragement, God, Jesus, Witness

August 18, 2019

Scripture: 1 Peter 2: 1-10 (NRSV) Peter is one of my favorite characters in the New Testament. An uneducated Galilean fisherman becomes the revered and honored hero of the faith by millions over the last...

James: The Spiritual Discipline of Biting One’s Tongue

Category: Relationships, Sin, Wisdom

August 11, 2019

Scripture: James 3:1-12 (NRSV) Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken is probably the most famous American poem: two roads diverged in a yellow wood… Jesus had a similar message that the well-trodden path leads to...

Hebrews: The Assurance of Things Unseen

Category: Faith, Hope

August 4, 2019

Scripture Passages: Hebrews 11:1-3 (NKJV) Hebrews 11:13-16 (NKJV) The author of Hebrews describes faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But faith in Hebrews is also a verb,...

It’s Always an Invitation

Category: Encouragement, Forgiveness, Love, Relationships

July 28, 2019

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:7-12 (NRSV) Rev. Norm Bagaas is our guest preacher this Sunday. Following is a list of Scripture passages Norm references during his Sermon. He calls them “one another “ passages from...

Philemon: Bound and Free

Category: Jesus, Justice, Relationships

July 21, 2019

Scripture: Philemon 1:1-21 (NRSV) There are good ways and not so good ways to work through uncomfortable situations or conflict in our lives. Some unhealthy responses are to avoid, absorb, or attack. Avoiding the situation...

Rock Bottom Turn Around

Scripture Readings: Psalm 139:1-14 (NRSV) John 6:57-69 (NRSV) Rev. John Ross is our guest preacher this Sunday. John provided an insert to accompany his sermon. It includes the full text for the following: The Serenity...