Life has changed drastically in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we've still seen God move! We also know that the good news of Jesus is needed now more than ever. Easter is coming, and we want to let others know of the hope that is found in Jesus. Join with others from Immanuel in praying for God's spirit to move in our church, in our community, and throughout the world as we prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Easter at Immanuel.
Here's how you can be part of 40 Days of Prayer for Easter:
Receive a daily devotion and prayer point directly in your mail box beginning February 24 and leading up to Easter Sunday.
Gather with us at noon each Wednesday beginning February 24 in the Sisk Chapel, Tates Creek campus, as Pastor Dan Russell leads us in prayer.
Join us on Facebook Live as we pray each Wednesday at 12 noon during the 40 Days of Prayer for Easter emphasis.
begins February 24
Join us each Wednesday at noon as Pastor Dan Russell leads us in a time to pray for our church, our community, and the concerns on our hearts. Location: Sisk Chapel, Tates Creek campus
Prayer Walk in Your Neighborhood
Bless your neighborhood with the life-giving gift of prayer. Choose a time where you can be relaxed and enjoy the process. Below are some tips if you need some help getting started.
- Ask God to open your eyes to the spiritual needs of the community.
- Be observant. As you pass a home where there are toys for children, pray for their salvation, their current school situation, and for guidance and patience for their parents.
- Pray for those you know are believers to be vocal about their faith and to be a strong witness in the community.
- Pray for those who are not believers. Pray they will experience God's love in a way they never have before. Pray for God to open doors of ministry to them.
- Pray for people who once attended church but have abandoned it for whatever reason.
- Pray that the churches you know are represented in the neighborhood, that they will be strong witnesses, and be bold in getting outside the walls to meet needs of people in this community.
- If you happen to meet people in person, tell them what you are doing and ask if you can pray for them. And don't forget to invite them to church.
- You may want to pray out loud as you walk. If you're walking with someone, take turns in praying for homes as you go.
- Keep your eyes open and pray while you walk. You don't have to stop walking to pray.
- Just mention whatever comes to your mind as you walk. Make it an ongoing conversation with God. There may be moments of silence, and that is okay, too.
Beginning February 24, each devotion will include a special prayer point as we lead up to Easter. Find them here, or sign up to have them delivered directly to your in box!
Let's Memorize Scripture!
March 6th, 2021
If someone asks my mother her age, she will often look to my father to answer for her. Or she will answer with her birth year rather than her actual age. I used to find that odd until someone asked me my age, and I was embarrassed when I could not answer. I guess I take after my mother. Many of you may find that odd, but I suspect some of you can relate. I’ve always admired those of you who have s...
The Effect of Shame on Sinners
March 5th, 2021
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26) It’s a little hard to imagine how anyone could be ashamed of Jesus. Even Jesus challenged His enemies to prove He had sinned, which they couldn’t do. But even so, He still had enemies because of what He said. Some of His stronges...
The Way Down is The Way Up
March 4th, 2021
“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, this is the one who will save it.” (Luke 9:24)What is man’s greatest need? Does he need to love himself more, or maybe have greater self-esteem, or possibly be more self-fulfilled? Did Christ come to give us better health, greater prosperity and the like? The Biblical answer is in complete opposition to this ...