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 “Wayfare through the Word” covering a new book of the Bible each Sunday, with a short break now and then offering special sermons addressing the church seasons like Advent, Christmas, and Easter. 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

“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 or 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.

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


Star of Wonder, Star of Night

Category: Epiphany, Jesus, Miracles

January 6, 2019

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV) We like our stars in America–Hollywood stars, rock stars, super stars, and all-stars. We look to Michelin three-star restaurants, four-star movie reviews, and five-star generals. But the Magi teach us about...

The Virtues of Christmas: Love

Category: Advent, Christmas, Love

December 30, 2018

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-9, 16b (NRSV) The Beatles got it right when they sang, “All you need is love.” Love is the main theme of The Great Commandment. Paul says that of the three greatest...

We Remember That Night

Category: Advent, Christmas, Jesus

December 16, 2018

A Service of Music and the Word A special thank you to Dr. Walter W. Schurr, the Sanctuary Choir, and instrumentalists for the beautiful music! Angel Songs – by W. Rush O Come, All Ye Faithful...

The Virtues of Christmas: Peace

Category: Advent, Christmas, Healing/Renewal, Peace

December 9, 2018

Scripture: John 14:27 (NRSV) Give peace a chance. Hold your peace. I’ve got peace like a river. Peace is so much more than the absence of war. The peace Christ brings is a heavenly peace...

The Virtues of Christmas: Hope

Category: Advent, Christmas, Hope

December 2, 2018

Scripture: Romans 15:13 (NRSV) Knock on wood. Keeping my fingers crossed. I give you my well wishes. The power of positive thinking. Hope, however, is a different animal. Hope is not Pollyanna-ish, rather hope faces...

Christ the King

Category: Jesus

November 25, 2018

Scripture: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; John 18:33-37 (NRSV) Guest preacher Rev. Bailey Pickens, the Director of Presbyterian Campus Ministry and Director of Faith Formation at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, is preaching about how Christ is our...