Monthly Archives: January 2014

Annual Meeting 2014 and the State of the Church

Dear Immanuel Bible Church, By God’s grace the state of Immanuel Bible Church is strong and getting stronger. Indeed, at the dawn of a new year I am encouraged to see a community of saints growing “strong in the Lord … Continue reading

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Christians and Book Writing

A distinctly Christian commendation and motivation for writing a book: Above all, I am grateful to God for enabling me to conceive the idea for this book, building on the shoulders of others before me, and for giving me the … Continue reading

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Welcome Russ Hawkins!

We are thrilled to welcome Russ Hawkins onto the teaching team at Immanuel Bible Church! Russ, with Darrel Amundsen’s joyful approval, is taking over our Sunday School class on the Gospel of John. Last year Russ, JaLynn, and their four … Continue reading

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Holding Fellowship With the Sufferings of Christ

From John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion , Book 3, Chapter 8: On Bearing the Cross–One Branch of Self Denial. *** THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples when he says, that every one … Continue reading

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