Come and Visit Emmanuel Baptist Church of Warrenville

Emmanuel is a place where:
You will be welcomed!
The Bible is taught, and held in the highest regard!
You can experience the joy on knowing Christ and serving Him!
People are important!
You can find a church family who loves and cares about you!

Dale Williams (Pastor)

Church Phone: (630) 393-2565(630) 393-2565
(Click Address Below for Interactive Map to Church)
3s465 Briggs St Naperville, IL 60563-9686, US




 

THIS WEEK
Mon., Feb. 19:    Teen Activity 10:15 AM Permission slips are in the main foyer.
Tue., Feb. 20:      Monarch Interfaith Service 6:50 PM See Pastor, if you would like to go.
Wed., Feb. 21:    Kids’ Club (Backwards Night) / CrossBearers  6:30 PM;     Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Sat., Feb. 24:     Visitation 10 AM




 

IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD
Sun., Feb. 25:    Men’s Choir 9 AM; Children’s Choir 10:25 AM;
                          Team Leaders’ Meeting 4:45 PM; Team Meetings 5 PM;
                          Men’s Choir 7:15 PM
Tue., Feb. 27:    Monarch Chapel Service 1 PM
Wed., Feb. 28:    Kids’ Club (Tornado Drill) / CrossBearers 6:30 PM; Prayer Mtg. 7 PM
Thu., Mar. 1:      Ladies Bible Study 7 PM (Meets in Classroom 3)
Sat., Mar. 3:      Deacons’ Meeting 8 AM; Visitation 10 AM; Music Seminar 10 AM
Sun., Mar. 4:     Children’s Choir 10:35 AM; Choir 5 PM
Thu., Mar. 8:     The Springs Chapel 11 AM; Ladies Bible Study 7 PM (Classroom 3)
Sat., Mar. 10:     Church Work Day 9 AM; Daylight Saving Time Begins (spring ahead)
Wed., Mar. 14:    Kids’ Club – Fairmont Fair / CrossBearers 6:30 PM;
                          Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Sun., Apr. 1:     Easter Breakfast 8:30 AM
Sat., Apr. 7:      ILMO Talents for Christ Competition here at Emmanuel Baptist



 

 

Foreign Missionaries

 

Mike and Michelle Freeze, BMM (Cambodia)

Richard and Karen Visser, BMM (France)

 Valdez and Sherry Coehlo, BMM (Brazil)

Immanuel and Hannah Jebaraj, BMM (India)

Mark and Sara Pitts BMM (Australia)

Matt and Julie Smith (Africa)

Mission Agencies and Endeavors

Continental Baptist Mission

Baptist Mid-Missions

Chicago-Area Church Planters, Inc. 

Camp Manitoumi


Our Missionaries

 

Home Missionaries 

 

LeRoy and Lorraine Randolph, Carver Baptist Bible Institute, (USA)

Susan Kalal, BMM (USA)

GARBC Military Chaplaincy (USA)

Mike and Jeannette Clark (Alaska)

 


 

 

 Retired Missionaries

 

 Fred and Mary Kreiser, CBM (USA Retired)

Richard and Wilma Dix, (USA Retired)

Ralph and Karen Boersma, CBM (USA Retired)

Bernie (Home with the Lord) and Doris Bishop, CBM (USA Retired)

Helen Zwyghuizen, BMM (Home with the Lord)

Tim and Rochelle Brudthkuhl, BMM (Germany Retired)

Duane and Dianne Waterland, CMCH (Brazil Retired)

John and Hope Murdoch, GARBC Military Chaplaincy (USA)


AWANA Program



"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth"
2 Timothy 2:15                                   

Our Youth clubs use Awana curriculum for each of the following clubs:

 Cubbies - for 3- and 4-year-old pre-schoolers

 Sparks- for children in kindergarten through second grade

 Truth & Training- for boys and girls in third through sixth grade

Our Junior High & Senior program is called "Cross-Bearers", and it runs year round, except for holidays. 

Our youth programs are held on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., during the school year (September through May).  During the summer months there is a Children's Prayer Circle that runs during the regular prayer meeting from 7:00 8:00 p.m.  

It is our desire that all interested children, whether attending our church or not, may have a place in the club. For enrollment information, please feel free to contact our Church office at (630) 393-2565.

Our Pastor



Dale Williams has served as our Pastor since March of 1989.  He and his wife, Shirley, have been married for twenty-six years.  They have four children: Tabitha (Kyle) Hayes, Brenna , Eric , Philip, and one grandson.  Whether it is enjoying a walk in Warrenville Grove, helping at the Summer Daze celebration, enjoying the resources of the Warrenville library, or delivering meals to seniors, they have enjoyed being able to raise their children in such a great community.

Since the early 70's Dale sensed the Lord's leading to serve in pastoral ministry.  He graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College with a B.A. in 1986.  He counts it a privilege and a blessing to have been able to shepherd long enough to see children that were born since he arrived in Warrenville, graduate from High school and prepare to serve the Lord in the future.  He loves teaching the Word, discipling men, and working with a variety of ages in the church's different ministries. 

On the personal side, he loves to read history, write poetry, watch an old film with his family, or camp when he gets the opportunity. His favorite hiking spot is Matthiessen State Park near Oglesby.  

Dale has served on the board of the Chicago Area Church Planters, Inc. since 1997.  He has also served seven terms on the Council of Ten for the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches.     

 


About Us      Our Stand      Our Message      Baptist Distinctives      Our Invitation      Articles of Faith      Mission Statement and Strategic Goals      About You      Church Expectations     

About Us

 

Major Events Time-line
Missionary Ralph Boersma held the first services in October of 1977.
We were officially organized as a Baptist church in January of 1979.
Our services were moved from a home on Ray Street to the Holmes Elementary school.
The first phase multi-purpose building was built in 1982.
Pastor Dale Williams was called to church in March 1989.
Emmanuel graduated from Missions status to Self-support status in April 1989.
The Church completed construction of a parsonage in September 1990.
The Church completed the construction of a new Sanctuary/Classroom/Office facility in 1994.
We broke the 100+ mark six Sundays in a row for the first time in 1997.
The Church called Mr. Ken Borersma as Associate Pastor in June of 1997.
The Church began a Faith Promise Missions program in 1997 in addition to it's regular missions budget.
We launched a strategic goal in 1998 to place gospel literature in every home within 5 miles of our facility.
A Garage Building Project to house our vehicles and grounds keeping equipment was completed in 2001 
We helped Ralph & Karen Boersma plant a sister church, Abundant Life Baptist 2001-2002
The Church met it's goal of retiring the $225,000 Church mortgage eleven months early. January 2003
An annual four-phase Neighborhood outreach ministry was launched in the spring of 2005
Our Church reached a total of 16 supported missionaries in the United States and around the world in 2006. 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR STAND

 1. We stand on the Verbal Inspiration and Infallibility of the Word of God
     (II Tim. 3:16, II Pt. 1:19-21)

2. We stand for the Deity (Godship) and Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ
    (Isa. 9:6, Jno. 10:30-40; Rom. 3:24-25, 5:8-9; Col. 1:12-14, 19-22)

3. We stand for the Autonomy and Absolute Authority of the Local Church
    (Matt. 28:18-20; 1 Cor. 7:17; 1 Tim. 3:15)

4. We stand against Worldliness, Situation Ethics, and the prevalent permissiveness and Moral Decline
     (Prov. 14:34; 1 Cor. 6:9-11)

5. We stand against Ecclesiastical Liberalism, Modernism, Ecumenicalism, the Social Gospel, and the so-called "Charismatic Renewal"
     (Amos 3:3, II Cor. 6:14-18; II Thess. 3:6)

6. We stand unashamedly and enthusiastically preaching the Gospel
    (Rom. 1:16, 10:13-15, II Tim. 4:1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 OUR MESSAGE

Our message is best summed up in one Bible verse (John 3:16)

"For God so loved the world (each individual) that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever (personal responsibility) believeth in Him (the born-again experience) should not perish (eternal lake of fire), but have everlasting life (heaven)."

THERE ARE SOME THINGS GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW so that you will qualify for heaven (For "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 7:21)

   

  1. ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER (Rom. 3:23)
        "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God..."
      
  2. REALIZE THERE IS A PRICE FOR SIN (Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:14)
        "For the wages of sin is death." "Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
      
  3.   ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS DIED TO PAY THE PRICE OF SIN FOR YOU (Rom. 5:8)
        "But God commendeth his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

  4.     KNOW GOD WANTS TO SAVE YOU IF YOU WILL JUST ASK HIM (Rom. 10:13)
        "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

 

 

 

 

 New Testament Distinctives of a Baptist Church


1. The authority of the Scriptures alone for faith and practice.
We are to organize and operate our churches according to the Word of God and not by traditions or man-made creeds (2 Tim. 3: 16-17).

2. The soul liberty of a believer.
Each believer is directly accountable to God and is subject to the Word of God. No man or woman can force their beliefs on another person or church without being contrary to God’s Word (Acts 5: 29, Rom. 14: 5).

3. The Priesthood of the believer.
Each believer as a priest can draw near to God in full assurance of faith in our tasks for God, prayer, in worship, and in confession of sins (1 Pet.2:5).

4. A regenerate, baptized membership.
The word of God clearly indicates that only regenerate (saved), immersed believers should be received into the local church (Acts 2: 41, 8: 36-38).

5. The two church ordinances of baptism and Lord’s Supper.
They were ordained by Christ, observed by the churches of Acts, and organized as symbols in the Epistles (Acts 2: 41-42, 1 Cor. 11: 23-34).

6. The sovereignty of the local church.
Each church is independent and governed by the people (Acts 2: 42).

7. The separation of the church and the state.

 

 

 

 


God’s Word gives no indication of one having authority over the other, but each one’s duties or authority is given separately (Matt. 18: 15-17, Rom. 13: 1).

OUR INVITATION

We at Emmanuel Baptist Church are anxious for your attendance at our services. It is our desire to be a blessing to Warrenville and surrounding area.

 

Every visitor is an honored guest!!!

Our invitation to you is to come hear the old-time gospel of salvation taught and preached. Our ministry is to show people, from the Bible, God's plan for their personal salvation, and then teach them their personal responsibility to and know-how for effective Christian development and service (Act 20:20-21).

 

 

 

 

 

Articles of Faith

1. OF THE SCRIPTURE
We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally and plenarily inspired and is the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is truth without any admixture of error for its matter. God is its Author, salvation is its end, it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and is therefore,and shall remain to the end of the world, the center of true Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1: 19-21).

2. OF THE TRUE GOD
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite, sovereign Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Ex. 20: 2-3, 1 Cor. 8: 6, Rev. 4: 11, 1 John 5: 7).

A. God, the Father
We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ (Isa. 6: 3, Psa. 139: 1-6, Job 38-41, John 6: 37).

B. God, the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem man (John 1: 14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (1 Pet. 2: 4, Eph. 1: 7).
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and Advocate (Heb. 7: 25, 1 John 2: 1).

C. God, the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil One until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer (John 14: 16-17, Matt. 28: 19, Heb. 9: 14, John 14: 26, Luke 1: 35, Gen. 1 1-3, John 16: 8-11, Acts 5: 30-32, John 3: 5-6, Eph. 1: 13-14, Mark 1: 8, John 1: 33, Acts 11: 16, Luke 24: 49, Rom. 8: 14, 16, 26, 27).

3. OF THE DEVIL, OR SATAN
We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the ruler of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire (Matt. 4: 1-11, 2 Cor. 4: 4, Rev. 20: 10).

4. OF CREATION
We believe the Genesis account of creation as being neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative Acts of God without any evolutionary process; that man, spirit, soul, and body, was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race (Gen.1&2, Col. 1: 16-17, John 1: 3).

5. OF THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgression Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, and all men sinned in him, in consequence of which all men all are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct; and therefore are under just condemnation without defense of excuse (Gen. 3: 1-6, Rom. 3: 10-19, Rom. 5: 12,19, Rom. 1: 18, 32).

6. OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH
We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God the Son (Gen. 3: 15, Isa. 7: 14, Matt. 1: 18-25, Luke 1: 35, John 1: 14, Heb. 1: 8).

7. OF THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN
We believe that the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust; Christ, the Lord, bearing our sin in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven, and uniting in His Wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior (Eph. 2: 8, Acts 15: 11, Rom. 3: 24-25, John 3: 16, Matt. 18: 11, Phil. 2: 7, Heb. 2: 7, Isa. 54: 4-7, 1 John 4: 10, 1 Cor 15: 3, 2 Cor 5:21).
ARTICLES OF FAITH

8. OF GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life (John 3: 3,8, 2 Cor. 5: 17,19, 1 John 3: 6-7, 5: 1, Acts 16: 30-33, 2 Pet. 1: 4, Rom. 6: 23, Eph. 2:1, Col. 2: 13).

9. OF JUSTIFICATION
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God whereby He declares us to be righteous through faith in Christ Jesus; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the imputation of God’s righteousness. It is not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood (Acts 13: 39, Isa. 53: 11, Zech. 13: 1, 2 Cor. 5: 18-21, Rom. 5:1,9, 8).

10. OF REPENTANCE
We believe that repentance is a changed mind and purpose toward God prompted by the Holy Spirit; that it is characterized by godly sorrow for sin as offensive to God and ruinous to the soul; and that true repentance is inseparably related to true faith (Luke 13: 1-3, 15: 7, Acts 8: 22, Rom. 2: 4, 2 Cor. 7: 10, Acts 20: 21).

11. OF FAITH AND SALVATION
We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation (Acts 16: 31, Eph. 2: 8-10, John 3: 16-18).

12. OF SANCTIFICATION
We believe that sanctification is the divine setting apart of the believer unto God, accomplished in a threefold manner: (1.) an eternal act of God, based upon redemption in Christ, establishing the believer in a position of holiness at the moment he trusts the Savior; (2.) a continuing process in the saint as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to the life; (3.) the final accomplishment of this process at the Lord’s return for the believer in the rapture (Heb. 10: 10-14, John 17: 17, 2 Cor. 3:18, 1 Cor. 1: 30, Eph. 5: 24-27, 1 Thes. 4: 3-4, 1 John 3: 2, Jude 24-25).

13. OF THE SECURITY OF THE SAINTS
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ (Phil. 1: 6, John 10: 28-29, Rom. 8: 35-39, Jude 1).

14. OF THE CHURCH
We believe in the unity of all true believers in the Church which is the Body of Christ, which was established on the Day of Pentecost, and that all believers, from Pentecost to the Rapture, both Jews and Gentiles, are added to this Church by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that this Church is manifested through the local church which is a congregation of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; and that its officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scripture. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and the method of its cooperation; and that on all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final (Eph. 3: 1-6, 1 Cor. 12: 12-13, Acts 2: 41-42, 1 Cor. 11: 2, Eph. 1: 22-23, 4: 11, Acts 20: 17-28, 1 Tim. 3: 1-7, Col. 1: 18, Eph. 5: 23-24, Acts 15: 13-18).

15. OF BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that there are two church ordinances; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper and that the participants are believers. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, under the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior. It pictures our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. We believe that the Biblical order of the ordinances is baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that participants should be immersed believers. (Acts 8: 36,38,39, John 3: 23, Rom. 6: 3-5, Matt. 3:16, Col. 2: 12, 1 Cor. 11: 23-28, Matt. 28: 19-20, Acts 2: 41-42).

16. OF THE MINISTRY AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors and teachers are sufficient for the perfection of the saints today. We believe that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (Eph. 4: 7-12, 1 Cor. 13: 8-13).

17. OF SEPARATION
We believe that all believers should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Lord. Separation from all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations; and from all religious apostasy (departure from the Bible faith), both apostate persons and organizations, and from brethren who co-operate with them, is commanded of God (Rom. 12: 1-2, 2 Cor. 6: 11-7: 1, 2 Tim. 3: 1-5, 2 Thes. 3: 6,14, Rom. 16: 17, 2 John 7-11).

18. OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that only those who are justified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse. This distinction holds among men both in life and after death, in the everlasting happiness of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire (Mal. 3: 18, Gen.18: 23, Rom. 6: 17-18, 1 John 5: 19, Rom. 7: 6, 6: 23, Prov. 14: 32, Luke 16: 25, Matt. 25: 34-41, John 8: 21, Rev. 20: 14-15).

19. OF ISRAEL
We believe in the sovereign selection of Israel as God’s eternal covenant people, that she is now dispersed because of her disobedience and rejection of Christ, and that she will be regathered in the Holy Land, and after the completion of the Church, will be saved as a nation at the second coming of Christ (Gen. 13: 14-17, Rom. 11: 1-32, Ezek. 37).

20. OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed; except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the Kings of the Earth (Rom. 13: 1-7, 2 Sam. 23: 3, Exod. 18: 21-22, Acts 23: 5, Matt. 22: 21, Acts 5: 29, Acts 4: 19-20, Dan. 3: 17-18).

21. OF THE RAPTURE AND SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
We believe in the imminent, premillennial return of Christ for His Church, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death, and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seventieth week of Daniel (1 Thes. 4: 13-18, 1 Cor. 15: 42-44, 51-54, Phil. 3: 20-21, Rev. 3: 10).
We believe that the Great Tribulation will be culminated by the personal, visible return of Christ to earth with His Saints, in power and great glory to judge the nations and set up His Millennial Kingdom and reign upon the throne of David (Acts 1: 11, Matt. 24: 27-51, 25: 31-46, Jude 14-15, Rev. 19: 11-21, 20: 1-6).


New Testament Distinctives of a Baptist Church


1. The authority of the Scriptures alone for faith and practice.
We are to organize and operate our churches according to the Word of God and not by traditions or man-made creeds (2 Tim. 3: 16-17).

2. The soul liberty of a believer.
Each believer is directly accountable to God and is subject to the Word of God. No man or woman can force their beliefs on another person or church without being contrary to God’s Word (Acts 5: 29, Rom. 14: 5).

3. The Priesthood of the believer.
Each believer as a priest can draw near to God in full assurance of faith in our tasks for God, prayer, in worship, and in confession of sins (1 Pet.2:5).

4. A regenerate, baptized membership.
The word of God clearly indicates that only regenerate (saved), immersed believers should be received into the local church (Acts 2: 41, 8: 36-38).

5. The two church ordinances of baptism and Lord’s Supper.
They were ordained by Christ, observed by the churches of Acts, and organized as symbols in the Epistles (Acts 2: 41-42, 1 Cor. 11: 23-34).

6. The sovereignty of the local church.
Each church is independent and governed by the people (Acts 2: 42).

7. The separation of the church and the state.
God’s Word gives no indication of one having authority over the other, but each one’s duties or authority is given separately (Matt. 18: 15-17, Rom. 13: 1).

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

Emmanuel Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by perpetuating a fundamental Baptist assembly that is committed to: actively evangelizing the lost, effectively discipling the body of believers, and diligently holding fast to the Biblical faith.

Strategic Goals

We aim to communicate God’s Word in a complete and balanced manner, and to defend truth and the Body against error.

We aim to impact our community and the world with the Gospel of Christ through the means of Biblical, Holy Spirit driven methods.

We aim to disciple strong Bible-based families and individuals that actively walk with Christ.

We aim to cultivate a caring, Christ-like Church family that genuinely serves and loves one another.

We aim to reproduce godly leadership that can provide stable direction to the Body and equip it for ministry wherever God may lead them.

We aim to develop and maintain whatever physical and operational systems are needed in a manner marked by honesty and stewardship

 

 

 

 

 

GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION
A Matter of Life and Death

My Friend:  I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer.  The question is: Are you saved?  It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved?  Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again.  In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Ye must be born again."

In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved.  His plan is simple!  You can be saved today.  How?

First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner.  "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"  (Romans 3:23).

Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death.  "For the wages [payment] of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).  This includes eternal separation from God in Hell "... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place.  "... He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us ... that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Jesus had to shed His blood and die.  "For the life of the flesh is in the blood" (Leviticus 17:11).  "... without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]" (Hebrews 9:22).

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place.  He became our substitute.  It is true.  God cannot lie.

My friend, "God now commandeth all men everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:30).

This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on  the Cross.

In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: "... 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' And they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved....'"

Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected.  His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.

"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name" (John 1:12).

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).

Whosoever includes you.  Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.

Surely, you realize you are a sinner.  Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.

In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: "God be merciful to me a sinner."  Just pray: "Oh, God, I know I am a sinner.  I believe Jesus was my substitute when he died on the Cross.  I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me.  I now receive Him as my Savior.  I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace.  Amen"

Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith.  Believe, and you will be saved.  No church, no lodge, no good works can save you.  Remember, God does the saving.  All of it!

God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner.  Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell.  If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.

You say, "Surely it cannot be that simple."  Yes, that simple!  It is scriptural.  It is God's plan.  My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.

If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down until you understand it.  Your soul is worth more than all the world.

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).

Be sure you are saved.  If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all.  Please! Let God save you this very moment.

God's power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life.  "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Cor. 10:13).

Do not trust your feelings.  They change.  Stand on God's promises.  They never change.  After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth: Pray - you talk to God. Read your Bible - God talks to you.  Witness - you talk for God.

You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay.  "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of your Lord..." (2 Timothy 1:8).

"Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32).

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH EXPECTATIONS

"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death." (Phil. 1:20)

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AS A MEMBER OF EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH:

  1. That you love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul.  That you strive to spend time with the Lord in His Word and in prayer on a daily basis.
  2. That your home and personal life reflect favorably upon your Savior, your church, and any office, position, or place of responsibility you may hold in the church.
  3. That you faithfully and consistently support the church in attendance, testimony, prayer, and finances (tithing and missions-giving).
  4. That you have a vision for meeting the needs of the lost community in which you dwell, taking opportunity to minister physically, if possible, so as, in the end (and most- importantly), to minister spiritually.
  5. That you seek to serve our Lord in some specific area of church ministry as He leads, and as opportunity affords.
  6. That you consider the success of your church a personal responsibility, seeking to improve and help the ministries with new ideas and physical involvement.
  7. That you accept fellow-members as they are in their growing walk with the Lord, praying for them, purposing to work together with them, and considering them as "family" who God is endeavoring to fashion after His image.
  8. That you strive to uphold and defend the church's Articles of Faith, and that you abide by the Church Covenant under which this assembly functions.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A MEMBER OF EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH:

  1. A church family that will love you, support you in prayer, come to your aid physically, when needed, and provide a means of good, wholesome Christian fellowship.
  2. A place where you can know the Word of God will be taught and preached, in a literal approach, providing an opportunity for friends and family to hear of and trust Christ as Savior, as well as creating a means whereby believers may "grow in grace" and "go on unto maturity in Christ."
  3. A pastor that is accessible and knows you by name.
  4. Access to Biblical counsel in times of personal crisis.
  5. Promt pastoral care in times of hospitalization.
  6. An evangelism program that will enable you to engage yourself in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
  7. Numerous opportunities to personally involve yourself in the church ministries/services.
  8. Opportunity to have an active voice in church decision making.

 

 

 

 


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Galatians 6:2 - Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.