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.


Acts: Chains Loosed and Doors Opened

Category: Encouragement, Faith, Miracles, Prayer

March 10, 2019

Scripture: Acts 12:6-17 (NRSV) The book of the Acts of the Apostles could more accurately be described as the Acts of Jesus and the Spirit in the Apostles. And this story of continues of the...

John: Five Loaves and Two Fish

Category: Jesus, Miracles, Witness

March 3, 2019

Scripture: John 6:1-15 (NRSV) Jesus may have been an amazing carpenter, but his arithmetic was off–thankfully. The Messiah’s math doesn’t add up in our human thinking. Jesus’ geometry is not zero-based, which means the more you give the less...

Luke: The Good Samaritan

Category: Jesus, Justice, Parables, Relationships

February 24, 2019

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV) Rev. Norm Bagaas is our guest preacher this Sunday. (There is no transcript for this sermon. Please enjoy listening.)  

Mark: New Wineskins

Category: Jesus, Parables, Wisdom

February 17, 2019

Scripture: Mark 2:18-22 (NRSV) Jesus went against the grain and against the flow of society and religion. Jesus would not and could not be confined, constricted, or contained by the old order and the old systems...

Matthew: Blessed are Those

Category: Hope, Jesus, Relationships

February 10, 2019

Scripture: Matthew 5: 1-12 (NRSV) Blessed are the depressed. Wait…what??!! The Beatitudes kick off the Sermon on the Mount–the most famous spiritual teaching ever delivered. Jesus turns what is deemed blessed on its head. To...

Malachi: The Refiner’s Fire

Category: Healing/Renewal, Repentance, Spiritual Growth

February 3, 2019

Scripture: Malachi 3:1-8 (NRSV) Malachi, which means “My Messenger” is the 12th book of the Book of the Twelve. He does a great job of not only concluding the First Testament (Old Testament), but preparing...