How to Live for God’s Glory

“Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” How does a person glorify God? No question is more practical or more significant. The supreme purpose in life for any man or woman—for anyone who has ever been born into this world—is to glorify God. That is what living is all about. Glorifying God is the end result of the Christian life. Spiritual maturity is simply concentrating…

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AWANA Kick-off

Mark your calendar for the AWANA Kick-off to be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on August 30th. The children will enjoy games, food, and learn about the upcoming year. We are excited about the upcoming Awana year here at Immanuel Baptist Church. We are praying this year will be a time of spiritual growth and fun for your child. Please pray alongside us for both the clubbers (kids) and the leaders…

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Children’s Choir

Coming soon to IBC… Beginning Notes Children’s Choir Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 6:00pm For Rising 1st – 5th Grades In the Beginning Notes choir program, we will incorporate hymns as an integral part of our music repertoire. These hymns will become a resource that the Holy Spirit can use for the rest of your children’s lives to teach and encourage them in their faith. Forms are in the lobby. Please sign…

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Weathering the Storms of Life

The disciples experienced several “mountaintop moments” in their time with Jesus. But when a storm arose while they were out on the Sea of Galilee, fear took over. Amidst the roaring waves and with the boat rocking, Jesus’ chosen ones failed to recall the lessons they had learned about the power and purposes of their leader. Even the appearance of Christ walking on water didn’t bring immediate relief (Matt. 14:26)….

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Seven Things Every Christian Should Do Every Day

As Christians, we never want to get into the legalistic practice of creating “to do lists” that we must follow in order to define ourselves as believers.  But at the same time, there certain things every Christian should do every day in order to stay in faith. If we merely study the word of God, and don’t put it into practice, then faith is nothing more than an intellectual exercise. It…

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Teen Discipline vs. Punishment

Behavior Problems Are Heart Problems Parents, you want me to change your child’s behavior. That is why you have brought your daughter to counseling. She is driving you nuts with her meltdowns and defiance. You tell me that she is needy, attention-seeking, and unwilling to trust God. You are at your wit’s end, having tried every form of punishment you can think of. And still, there is no change. You…

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Loving Difficult People

Difficult People Are Everywhere It probably isn’t hard for you to think of a difficult person in your own life. In our broken, sin-filled world, they are everywhere. The coworker who is willing to do anything to get ahead, including taking credit for your ideas. The in-laws who always seem to be peering over your shoulder, critiquing your parenting skills, and offering “suggestions” for improvement. The child who knows exactly…

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Love One Another

There are several passages of scripture that talk specifically about love, however the whole Bible is a wonderful story of God’s love through His provided Redeemer. I pray these verses will be helpful as you study about God’s love and the love we should have for one another. Love the Lord thy God In Deuteronomy 6 Moses is summarizing the commandments that God had given to Israel. He leads off…

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