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.


Knowing the Time

Category: Advent

November 27, 2022

Scripture: Romans 13:11-14 (NRSVue) Advent is a time and season for us to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming: his first coming to Bethlehem and his second coming that is yet to come. We have...

Jesus Remembers

Category: Jesus

November 20, 2022

Scripture: Luke 23:33-43 (NRSVue) Jesus said these beautiful words to the repentant thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus has the power in both life and death. In Christ...

Upheld When Thrown Down

Category: Encouragement, Hope

November 13, 2022

Scripture: Luke 21:5-19 (NRSVue) In this morning’s gospel reading from the lectionary, we find Jesus for the third time in Luke predicting the destruction of the beloved temple. When Jesus was alive, the Jerusalem temple...

An Enchanted Faith

Category: Hope

November 6, 2022

Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-23 (NRSVue) Bible commentators over the years have described this first chapter of Ephesians in various ways, as a: gateway, golden chain, kaleidoscope, snowball, racehorse, an operatic overture, and a flight of an...

Shimmying Down the Sycamore

Category: Repentance, Spiritual Growth

October 30, 2022

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 (NRSVue) Luke introduces us to yet another righteous tax-collector: enter the most famous person of short stature in the Bible: Zacchaeus. Jesus keeps reminding us to pay attention and learn from everyone,...

A Tale of Two Prayers

Category: Prayer

October 22, 2022

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 (NRSVue) Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is about two prayers and two pray-ers. We see how not to pray and how to pray. Once again, Jesus’ counterintuitive wisdom...