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The next Mission Class for those interested in being part of Immanuel will be on Sunday, February 28th. You’ll need to go through the Joining the Mission slide show found here ahead of time. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to info at immanuel dash baptist dot net.

PRELUDE – “Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending” by Charles Wesley


Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Song –

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” by Edward Perronet, John Rippon, and Oliver Holden

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 7:18-19, 24-25a

I know that nothing good dwells in me,

that is, in my flesh.

For I have the desire to do what is right,

but not the ability to carry it out.

For I do not do the good I want,

but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Wretched man that I am!

Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher


There is therefore now no condemnation

for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote


Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


Did God create us unable to keep his law?

No, but because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve we are all born in sin and guilt, unable to keep God’s law.

Song –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 3:11-15a

SERMON – “Living in Light of the End of the World”


Songs –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

My Hope Is Build On Nothing Less” by Edward Mote and Nicky Chiswell


Song –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “Glory Awaits” by Jon Underhill and Bob Kauflin

PRELUDE – “When the Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash


Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

praise him in the heights!

Praise him, all his angels;

praise him, all his hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, all you shining stars!

Praise him, you highest heavens,

and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord!

For he commanded and they were created.

Song –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ezekiel 18:30-32

I will judge you, O house of Israel,

every one according to his ways,

declares the Lord God.

Repent and turn from all your transgressions,

lest iniquity be your ruin.

Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed,

and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!

Why will you die, O house of Israel?

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone,

declares the Lord God;

so turn, and live.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin


But you are a forgiving God,

gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and abounding in love.

Song –

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell

and on the third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.



Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.

Song –

Cornerstone” by Hillsong

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 3:1-10

SERMON – “The End of the World”


Songs –

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss


Song –

Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch



POSTLUDE – “You Reign” by William Murphy

On the 3rd Sunday of every month we eat together after the worship service.

On the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th months of the year there’s an optional seminar added on.

So this Sunday we’ll have food and then a discussion on the topic – “Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?” Phil & Tracy will be leading the discussion based upon their experiences working with Muslims and preparation to go overseas as missionaries.

PRELUDE – “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 1 Chronicles 16:23-30a

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

and he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and joy are in his place.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering and come before him!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley, David Crowder, Jack Parker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Joel 2:12-13

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,

“return to me with all your heart,

with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

and rend your hearts and not your garments.”

Return to the Lord your God,

for he is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;

and he relents over disaster.


If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

Your Name” by Paul Baloche



What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive.

Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 2:17-22

SERMON – “Not Turning Back”


Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry


Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher



POSTLUDE – “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” by Phil Wickham

PRELUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by David Leonard, Jason Ingram, and Leslie Jordan


Come, everyone who thirsts,

come to the waters;

and he who has no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without price.

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,

and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

and delight yourselves in rich food.

Incline your ear, and come to me;

hear, that your soul may live.

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:11-13

My people have changed their glory

for that which does not profit.

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

for my people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

broken cisterns that can hold no water.


Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

and passing over transgression

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

He will again have compassion on us;

he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

Enough” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio



What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?

Sixth, that we do not hurt or hate our neighbor.

Seventh, that we live purely and faithfully.

Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else.

Song –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 2:17-22

SERMON – “True Freedom”

17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm.

For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.

18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly,

they entice by sensual passions of the flesh

those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.

19 They promise them freedom,

but they themselves are slaves of corruption.

For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world

through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

they are again entangled in them and overcome,

the last state has become worse for them than the first.

21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness

than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

22 What the true proverb says has happened to them:

“The dog returns to its own vomit,

and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”


Songs –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin


Song –

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio



POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Sandra McCracken

It’s a white, cold, January day now, but imagine a warm summer evening with golden beams floating through branches of a Wisconsin forest… bunk beds, campfires, deep blue with white crested waves lapping lazily against a beach, hanging with fellow believers in your church, being encouraged and challenged spiritually…

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Summer Retreat at Lake Geneva Conference Center on August 19-21!

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