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 our God will stand forever.

Isaiah 40:8 (NRSV)

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.


A Dream Comes True

Category: Forgiveness

September 24, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 45:1-28 (NRSVue) This week we reach the climax of the Joseph story—everything has been leading up to this moment. This band of brothers find themselves in one room together, and it is not...

Old Dreams Remembered

Category: Family, Forgiveness

September 17, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 42:1-38 (NRSVue) In our journey through Genesis, we last saw Joseph’s brothers when they sold their brother Joseph into slavery for twenty silver pieces (the silver will appear again later in the story)....

Pharaoh’s Dream and Joseph’s Rise

Category: Hope, Wisdom

September 10, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 41:1-36, selected verses (NRSVue) This week’s portion of the Joseph story is one of the great reversals in all of Scripture. It’s been a week for us since Joseph was forgotten in prison,...

Pipe Dreams

Category: Hope

September 3, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 40:1-23 (NRSVue) Our story of Joseph continues involving sleep and dreams. Ancient Egyptians were fascinated by dreams. And they had people who studied in dream schools. There were dream encyclopedias that gave definitions...

Nightmare Job

Category: Character, Hope, Spiritual Growth

August 27, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 39:1-23 (NRSVue) Our Joseph story for Sunday is one about the temptations of youth, and a story of becoming a man. Joseph, in his young life, has had many lessons from the school...

Hijacked Dreams

Category: Hope, Providence

August 20, 2023

Scripture: Genesis 37:12-36 (NRSVue) We’re introduced here to a new character—Joseph’s older brother Reuben. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks notes, Reuben had conscience, but not courage or resolve. He wanted to deliver his brother, but things...