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.


How to Be Alone

Category: Healing/Renewal, Spiritual Growth, Struggles, Wisdom

April 19, 2020

Scripture: Psalm 119: 1-14, 23-24 (NRSV) During this season of shelter we are alone a lot more often. Thankfully our faith can teach us about how to be alone in a redemptive way that will...

Easter – RIP-Rise in Power

Category: Easter, Hope, Jesus, Spiritual Growth

April 12, 2020

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 (NRSV) Resurrection is a new call to discipleship. “Come,” says Jesus, “and follow me—again!” Don’t linger at the tomb—he’s not to be found there. But you will find the Man from Galilee—up...

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Category: Death, Holy Week, Jesus, Struggles

April 10, 2020

Scripture: John 18:1-40; John 19:1-42 (NRSV) The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae service first began in the 4th century and utilizes the entrancing imagery of gradually diminishing light to symbolize...

The Gospel According to Donkeys

Category: Jesus, Leadership, Palm Sunday, Wisdom

April 5, 2020

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV) Donkeys have a bad rap in the animal kingdom. They just can’t shake the reputation of being sub-par, substandard, subservient, stubborn, and just plain stupid. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let us...

The Two Thieves

Category: Death, Doubt, Hope, Jesus, Lent

March 29, 2020

Scripture: Luke 23:39-43 (NRSV) Memory is powerful. When someone doesn’t forget us, our heart is touched. Remembering to pick up that item at the grocery store your loved one requested. Remembering a name. We don’t...

Jesus Before Pilate

Category: Death, Jesus, Sin, Spiritual Growth, Struggles

March 22, 2020

Scripture: Mark 15:1-15 (NRSV) We’ve been hearing a lot about handwashing these days—that it’s one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Scrub your hands with soap and water thoroughly for...