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 “Catching Up with the Radical Rabbi.”

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.

Search by Category in the right sidebar. All sermons have a list of categories in the heading under the title. If you see a word that interests you, click on it and all the sermons that include that category will display. Wander through all pages using the Page Navigation feature at the bottom of the page. Search by word or phrase using the website Search bar just above the page header, or view our List of Sermons by clicking the link in the right sidebar. The Sermons Archive page will also provide access to a library of all our sermons.

When you click one of the titles below, an introduction to that sermon unfolds. The Read more tag at the end of the introduction will take you to a page dedicated to that Sermon.

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


Climbing the Hill of Difficulty

Category: Christ, Encouragement, Hope, Peace, Spiritual Growth, Struggles

September 27, 2020

Scripture: Romans 5:1-5 (NRSV) Last week, Christian finally found release from his heavy burden at the cross. But his journey is not over, in fact it is just beginning. This week Christian, and a number...

Kneeling at the Cross Beside the Holy Way

Category: Faith, Forgiveness, God, Healing/Renewal, Jesus, Repentance, Struggles

September 20, 2020

Scriptures: Micah 7:18-20 and 1 Peter 2:24-25 (NRSV) Last episode, Christian made it through the Swamp of Despond with the help of the character Help. As Christian’s journey continues, he encounters Evangelist, Goodwill, and Interpreter...

Forging Through the Swamp of Despond

Category: Doubt, Encouragement, Faith, Hope, Prayer, Sin, Worship

September 13, 2020

Scripture: Psalm 40:1-5 REB (see text below) Our new sermon series is loosely based around John Bunyan’s classic The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678). Next to the Bible, this work is one of the most read books...

The Spirituality of Long-Distance Relationships

Category: Christ, Prayer, Relationships, Wisdom

September 6, 2020

Scripture: Colossians 2:1-7 (NRSV) For the last half-year we’ve all been in lot of long-distance relationships: zooming with family or business meetings, seeing loved ones through glass doors at nursing homes, or calling family on...

The Radical Rabbi Who Was Always Disappearing

Category: Calling, Faith, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Leadership, Mission

August 30, 2020

Scripture: Acts 1: 6-11 (NRSV) When you carefully study Jesus’ life, yet another bad habit crops up: he disappeared and re-appeared…a lot. When Jesus was twelve, he was separated from his parents for three days...

The Radical Rabbi Who Thought He Was God

Category: Death, Faith, Jesus

August 23, 2020

Scripture: John 8:48-59 (NRSV) Jesus is radical because he didn’t let us come to the safe conclusion that he was just another great moral teacher. He was more demanding than that. He’s still demanding. If...