Welcome to
Immanuel...
God is with us!
We are a church embracing Revival,
Living Surrendered, and Seeking to Serve,
as we proclaim the name of Jesus
 
We are located at
1140 Witmer Rd, York, PA 17406
Phone: (717) 755-2413
Join Us on Sunday 
9:15 am for Bible and Breakfast 
10:00 am Prayer before Service
10:30 am Worship Service
Sunday September 25, 2022
Sermon title:  "Be Faithful"
Scripture reference:  Revelation 3:7-8
Watch Us On Facebook and YouTube 
 
Corporate Prayer at 6:00 pm
September 7 and 21
Have a prayer request
Email our prayer team at prayer@iefcyork.org
 
 
 
What is Happening at IEFC this week!
Check out the Events Page for more information!
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2022 Events at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church

Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale 

Fundraiser for our Missionaries 
Saturday, September 24, 11-1pm
Dinner includes: 1/2 Chicken—Baked Potato—Roll & Butter— Applesauce 
Still $10 per dinner.
Email your pre orders to BBQ@iefcyork.org by September 18
 
 

The Food Pantry 

The Food Pantry needs:
Cereal, Pancake Syrup, Canned Soup, Spam and Tuna Fish.
 
We are open every Monday and the last Saturday of the month
Open Monday, August 22 and Saturday, August 27,
From 9:30 – 11:30 am.
 
Youth Group for September 2022
Meet in the Youth Group Room @ 6:30 pm
Every Sunday 
9:15 am Bible Study 
10:00 am Prayer
10:30 am Worship Service
 
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Food Pantry
Monday
9:00 am -11:30 am
 
Last Saturday of the month
from 9:00 – 11:30 am
 
First Sunday of the month 
Food Pantry Collections.
Put in collection box at church. 
Prayer Night
6:00 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesday
all are welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Youth Group
Thursday – 6:30 pm
 
 
 Men’s Breakfast
First Saturday at 8:00 am

October 1, 2022 
 
Come and fellowship
with us.
Breakfast and Bible Study
 Women Who Lunch 
October 16, 2022
12:00 pm – Women Who Lunch
12:30 Soul Stretch 
 
 
September 21
6:00 pm Corporate Prayer
 
September 22
Youth Group at 6:30 pm 
 
September 24
Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale 
 
September 25
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
4:00 pm – God Loves You Tour 
Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage at the York Expo Center
334 Carlisle Ave
York, PA  17404
  • 2:00 p.m. – Doors open
  • 3:30 p.m. – Pre-Event music begins
  • 4:00 p.m. – Event begins
 
September 26
9:30 – 11:30 am – Food Pantry
 
September 29
6:30 pm – Youth Group
 
October 1 
8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
 
October 2
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
 
October 3
9:30 – 11:30 am – Food Pantry
 
October 5
6:00 pm – Corporate Prayer
 
October 6
6:30 pm – Youth Group
 
October 9
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
 
October 10 
9:30 am – 11:30 – Food Pantry
 
October 13
6:30 pm – Youth Group
 
October 16
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
12:00 pm – Ladies Who Lunch
12:30 pm – Soul Stretch
 
October 17
9:30 – 11:30 am – Food Pantry
 
October 19
6:00 pm Corporate Prayer
 
October 20
Youth Group at 6:30 pm 
 
October 23
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
 
October 24
9:30 – 11:30 am – Food Pantry
 
October 27
Youth Group at 6:30 pm
 
October 30
9:15 am ~ Bible and Breakfast
10:00 am ~ Prayer
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
 
October 31
9:30 – 11:30 am – Food Pantry
 
Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale 
Fundraiser for our Missionaries 
Saturday, September 24, 11-1 pm
Dinner includes:
1/2 Chicken
Baked Potato
Roll & Butter
Applesauce 
 
Still $10 per dinner
Email your pre orders to BBQ@iefcyork.org by September 18
 
There will also be baked goodies that are purchased separately.
 
All proceeds are donated towards our Missionaries who serve faithfully. 
 
Go to sign up at BBQ@iefcyork.org
 
God Loves You Tour 2022
Christian Life and Witness Class
September 10, 9-12 noon
Genesis Church
1405 Seven Valley Road, York, PA 17408
 
Volunteers Opportunities for GOD LOVES YOU TOUR 2022
Come help the biggest Evangelical Movement coming to our city of York!
Sign up here:
Register as a volunteer
Click on the link below to be redirected to a webpage & register as a volunteer.  Once you have completed the registration below, please sign up for a shift on Step #2. 
 
1. Sign up to register: I WANT TO HELP!
 
 
2. Sign-up for a shift
Click the link below to sign-up for an on-site shift # 1, 2, or 3 
               SIGN-UP FOR A SHIFT
Overview of shifts:
                             Shift #1: 8:30am-12:00pm
                             Shift #2: 12:00pm-5:30pm
                             Shift #3: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Shift descriptions:
 Shift 1. Set-up: 8:30am-12:00pm
As a set-up volunteer, you will be putting up tents, setting up our t-shirt giveaway, and preparing the venue for the event. We will not be assisting with the production set-up.
 
Shift 2. During the Event: 12:00pm-5:30pm
During the event, volunteers will assist with managing the t-shirt giveaway tent, artist merchandise tent, greeting, etc. to create the best possible experience for all attendees.
 
Shift 3. Clean-up: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Our final shift will be responsible for clean-up and breakdown of the site.
 
God Loves You Tour 2022
Christian Life and Witness Class
September 10, 9-12 noon
Genesis Church
1405 Seven Valley Road, York, PA 17408
ATTENTION ALL PRAYER WARRIORS
Interested in Being a Prayer Warrior for the God Loves You Tour?
 
You will also need to attend on CLWC class to be a part of the prayer team.
 
All courses held at 6-9PM EDT
*With the exception of August 20th, held from 9AM-12PM EDT
 
Dates:
 
Thursday, August 11 – 6-9 pm EST
Venue: Church of the Open Door – East York Campus
 
Address:
4075 E. Market St.
York, PA 17402
 
 
Saturday, August 20* – 9AM-12PM EDT
Venue: Church of the Open Door – West York Campus
 
Address:
8 Carlisle Ct.
York, PA 17408
  
Saturday, September 10, 9-12 noon
Venue: Genesis Church
Address: 1405 Seven Valley Road, York, PA 17408
 
Immanuel Evangelical Free Missions 
 
All are called to be a part of the Great Commission: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”
Matthew 28:18-20).

Kevin & Maria Noyes

DiscipleMakers

Disciples to college students at Gettysburg College, Dickinson College, and Shippensburg University.  
 
 
 
 

Ron & Eileen Druck

Druck’s Music Ministry

A husband-and-wife team taking the gospel throughout the country with music and spoken word.

When not traveling, Ron often joins the IEFC worship team on Sunday mornings.

Ray & Ruth Gorrell

CrossWorld Ministries

Ray and Ruth Ann Gorrell are diligently running a ministry for college students in Arlington, Texas.

Guy & Ruth Sier

Ethnos360: International Security & Crisis Management

Involved with the Crisis Management Team, which is trained in terrorism response and security. They give emotional support to missionaries immediately following a crisis incident.  

Wycliffe Bible Translators

For more than 75 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages.

 

The IEFC Food Pantry 
 
Located in the IEF Facility.
Linda and Brian Manley have been serving the York County community in suppling non-perishable food, prayer and sharing the Good News of the Gospel to those in need.
 
The pantry is open
Monday from 9:00-11:30 am.
Except major holidays.
The last Saturday of the month from 9:00-11:30 am.
 
For more information contact us at iefc@iefcyork.org

Corporate Prayer every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 pm

 
 
We welcome not only our members but the community to join us in prayer.
Come and pray for specific needs of the community, city, state, country and the world.
 
Why should you join us in corporate prayer?
  • It helps encourage others who are facing trials. 
  • It teaches new believers to pray.
  • It encourages us to make prayer a daily habit.
  •  It brings in trust to be able to confess our sins. 
  • It brings unity to the church body.
  • It helps us become better at evangelizing to others.
  •  It brings us in harmony to worship our Lord every day, not only on Sunday.
 
 
Are you in need of Prayer? 
Text our prayer team at (717) 873-1818 
Email: iefc@iefcyork.org
 
 Live Stream Sermons on Facebook Live.

Service begins at 10:30 am Sunday Mornings.

Sunday September 25, 2022
Sermon title:  “Be Faithful”
Scripture reference:  Revelation 3:7-8
 
Revelation 3:7-8
English Standard Version
 
To the Church in Philadelphia
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
 
Sunday September 18, 2022
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: God’s Word to Kings

Text: Genesis 41:15-36
All Cross References in order: 2 Corinthians 3:5: Psalms 105:7: Psalm 105:16: Isaiah 45:7: Amos 3:6-7
The Theme of the Message: God’s Merciful Warnings to Kings
 
 
 
Sunday September 11, 2022
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: Brought Out of the Pit
Speaker: Pastor Tirus Twyne 
Text: Genesis 41:1-14
All Cross References in order:  Proverbs 21:1, Leviticus 19:31,
Romans 8:28-29, Philippians 1:20-26
 
Genesis 41:1-14
 
English Standard Version

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams
41 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows, attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. 4 And the ugly, thin cows ate up the seven attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he fell asleep and dreamed a second time. And behold, seven ears of grain, plump and good, were growing on one stalk. 6 And behold, after them sprouted seven ears, thin and blighted by the east wind. 7 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven plump, full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. 8 So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
 
9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “I remember my offenses today. 10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me and the chief baker in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, 11 we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation. 12 A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream. 13 And as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.”
 
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.
 
 
Sunday September 4, 2022
Sermon Title: Work It Out
Genesis 2:1-2
Speaker: Pr. Mark Boucher
 
The Seventh Day, God Rests
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.
 
Sunday August 28, 2022
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: Being Faithful in the Pit
Text: Genesis 40
The Theme of the Message: How to be faithful in the Pit of Suffering
 
All Cross References in order:
Numbers 12:6-8, Hebrews 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 18:20-22, 1 Kings 22:6-8

Genesis 40
Joseph Interprets Two Prisoners’ Dreams
40 Some time after this, the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker committed an offense against their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3 and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined. 4 The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for some time in custody.
 
5 And one night they both dreamed—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation. 6 When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in custody in his master’s house, “Why are your faces downcast today?” 8 They said to him, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.”
 
9 So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me, 10 and on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup and placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” 12 Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. 13 In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office, and you shall place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as formerly, when you were his cupbearer. 14 Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. 15 For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit.”
 
16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, “I also had a dream: there were three cake baskets on my head, 17 and in the uppermost basket there were all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating it out of the basket on my head.” 18 And Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days. 19 In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from you!—and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you.”
 
20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
 
Sunday August 21, 2022

Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: Back in the Pit
Text: Genesis 39:20-23

Cross References: Psalms 105:17-20, 1Peter 2:19, Romans 8:38-39, Hebrews 11:33-38

Genesis 39:20-23 – ESV
20 And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. 23 The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.
 

Sunday August 14, 2022
Rev. Dan Dellosso 
Sermon Title: “How Is Your W. I. F. E. ?”

Acts 2:40-47
40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Sunday August 5, 2022
Rev. Dan Dellosso
Sermon Title: Be Ready
James 1:1-6
 
Testing of Your Faith
2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
 
July 31, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ Genesis 39:13-20
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: Arrows of Accusation 
The Theme of the Message: Biblically Responding to Accusations 
 
All Cross References in order:
Proverbs 18:17, Leviticus 19:15, Deuteronomy 19:15-19, Matthew 5:11,  1 Peter 2:20-23

Genesis 39:13-20 ESV

13 And as soon as she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled out of the house, 14 she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15 And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house.” 16 Then she laid up his garment by her until his master came home, 17 and she told him the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me. 18 But as soon as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment beside me and fled out of the house.”

19 As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger was kindled. 20 And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.
 July 24, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ Genesis 39:6-12
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Sermon Title: The Cure to Sexual Temptation
The Theme of the Message: How to Overcome Temptation
All Cross References in order:
Proverbs 6:27-29
1 Peter 2:11
Colossians 3:5-6
Romans 13:14
Matthew 26:41,
1 Corinthians 7:2
1 Corinthians 7:5
Romans 12:2
Genesis 39:6-12 ESV
 
6 So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7 And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” 8 But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge. 9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” 10 And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.
11 But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house, 12 she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.
 
 
 
 July 17, 2022 – Pastor Jeffrey Heindel
Sermon Title: GOD is Justice ~ Romans 1:16-32
Cross Reference Verses: Romans 8:30-33, Romans 5:9, Romans 3:21-23,
Romans 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 1:30 – NASB
All Cross References:
  • Romans 8:30-33
  • Romans 5:9
  • Romans 3:21-23
  • Romans 5:1
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30

Sermon Verses to Download

 
Romans 1:16-32
 
 
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed [a]from faith to faith; as it is written: “[b]BUT THE RIGHTEOUS ONE WILL LIVE BY FAITH.”
 
Unbelief and Its Consequences
 
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth [c]in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident [d]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not [e]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and they exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible mankind, of birds, four-footed animals, and [f]crawling creatures.
 
24 Therefore God gave them up to vile impurity in the lusts of their hearts, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for [g]falsehood, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed [h]forever. Amen.
 
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged natural relations for that which is contrary to nature, 27 and likewise the men, too, abandoned natural relations [i]with women and burned in their desire toward one another, males with males committing [j]shameful acts and receiving in [k]their own persons the due penalty of their error.
 
28 And just as they did not see fit [l]to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a depraved mind, to do those things that are not proper, 29 people having been filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, and evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, [m]haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unfeeling, and unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them.
 
 July 10, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ “A Theology of Work”~ Genesis 39:1-6
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
The Theme of the Message: Worship in the Christian Work Ethic
All Cross References in order:
  • Genesis 1:28-29
  • Genesis 3:17-19
  • Jeremiah 29:7
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Colossians 3:23-24

Sermon Verses to Download

Genesis 39:1-6
 
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39 Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. 5 From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field. 6 So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
 July 3, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ ” The Promised Seed and the Scarlet Thread” – Genesis 38 ~The Theme of the Message: The Promise of Christ and His Redemption
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
The Theme of the Message: The Promise of Christ and His Redemption
All Cross References in order:
  • Exodus 22:22-23
  • Ruth 4:11-12
  • Genesis 3:15
  • Matthew 1:1-3
Genesis 38
  
Judah and Tamar
38 It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2 There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, 3 and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. 4 She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. 5 Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah[a] was in Chezib when she bore him.
 
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. 8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” 9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother’s wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also. 11 Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son grows up”—for he feared that he would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father’s house.
 
12 In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And when Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,” 14 she took off her widow’s garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. 16 He turned to her at the roadside and said, “Come, let me come in to you,” for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, “What will you give me, that you may come in to me?” 17 He answered, “I will send you a young goat from the flock.” And she said, “If you give me a pledge, until you send it—” 18 He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” She replied, “Your signet and your cord and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him. 19 Then she arose and went away, and taking off her veil she put on the garments of her widowhood.
 
20 When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite to take back the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her. 21 And he asked the men of the place, “Where is the cult prostitute[b] who was at Enaim at the roadside?” And they said, “No cult prostitute has been here.” 22 So he returned to Judah and said, “I have not found her. Also, the men of the place said, ‘No cult prostitute has been here.’” 23 And Judah replied, “Let her keep the things as her own, or we shall be laughed at. You see, I sent this young goat, and you did not find her.”
 
24 About three months later Judah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has been immoral.[c] Moreover, she is pregnant by immorality.”[d] And Judah said, “Bring her out, and let her be burned.” 25 As she was being brought out, she sent word to her father-in-law, “By the man to whom these belong, I am pregnant.” And she said, “Please identify whose these are, the signet and the cord and the staff.” 26 Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.
 
27 When the time of her labor came, there were twins in her womb. 28 And when she was in labor, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, “This one came out first.” 29 But as he drew back his hand, behold, his brother came out. And she said, “What a breach you have made for yourself!” Therefore his name was called Perez.[e] 30 Afterward his brother came out with the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.
 June 26, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ “The Price of Deception” – Genesis 37:31-36 ~
Sermon Series: The Many Colors of Providence
Cross Reference:
Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 6:16-19, John 8:42-44, Revelation 21:8, John 8:31-32
“God’s Sovereign Decree and the Sinful Actions of Man: God has decreed everything that is going to happen, without taking into consideration anything outside of Himself. Though we freely act in accordance with our sinful desires, making us responsible for them, we also freely carry out what God has decreed before the foundation of the world.”
 
Genesis 37:31-36 – ESV
31 Then they took Joseph’s robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, “This we have found; please identify whether it is your son’s robe or not.” 33 And he identified it and said, “It is my son’s robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. 36 Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.
 
 
 June 19, 2022 – “A Journey Back to the Beginning” – Acts 2:36-47 CSB 
Special Guest: Andy Lomax
 
 
Acts: 2: 36-47 
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
37 When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!”
41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.
43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. 44 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
 
 June 12, 2022 – Genesis 37:18-30 ESV – Pastor Tyrius Twine – The Many Colors of Providence –
The Pit of Suffering 
Genesis 37:18-30
18 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits.[a] Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. 24 And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
25 Then they sat down to eat. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels[b] of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt.
29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where shall I go?”
 
 June 5, 2022 – Genesis 37:12-17 – Pastor Tyrius Twine – The Many Colors of Providence –
Because of a Certain Man ~ Genesis 37:12-17
Genesis 37: 12-17

Joseph Sold by His Brothers

12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 14 So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, “What are you seeking?” 16 “I am seeking my brothers,” he said. “Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.” 17 And the man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
 
May 29, 2022 –Christian Schmitt – Whose Throne Is It, Anyway?
Acts 1:1-14
Acts 1:1-14
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
 
4 And while staying[a] with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
 
The Ascension
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own
authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.[c]
May 22, 2022 –Christian Schmitt – A Strange and Confusing Day
Acts 1:1-14
Acts 1:1-14
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
 
4 And while staying[a] with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
 
The Ascension
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own
authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.[c]
May 15, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne – The Many Colors of Providence (Part 2)
What is a Dream? – Genesis 37:5-11
Genesis 37: 5-11
5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
 
9 Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?” 11 And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
May 8, 2022 – Pastor Thomas Keinath ~ “Destined for a Harvest” – The Book of Ruth / Ruth 1:16-22
 
Ruth 1:16-22
 
English Standard Version
 
 
16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” 18 And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.
 
Naomi and Ruth Return
19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi;[a] call me Mara,[b] for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?”
22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.
 
 
 
May 1, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne – The Many Colors of Providence~ Genesis 37:1-4
 
Genesis 37:1-4
Joseph’s Dreams

37 Jacob lived in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

These are the generations of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.a] But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.

 
 
 April 24, 2022 – Pastor Jeffrey Heindel – ” I Am Redeemed ” ~2 Corinthians 5:21
2 Corinthians 5:21
21 He made Him who knew no sin to be [a]sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
 
 April 17, 2022 – Pastor Jeffrey Heindel – Jesus Has Risen! He is Alive!
“Remember Jesus Christ Resurrected” –2 Timothy 2:8-9

2 Timothy 2:8-9

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, 9 [a]for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.
 
 April 10, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ An Awkward Day Approaching ~ Matthew 27:11-26
Matthew 27:11-26
 
Jesus Before Pilate
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
 
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”
 
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood;[a] see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged[b] Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
 
 
 April 3, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne ~ Faithful Shepherd, Faltering Sheep
Matthew 26:30-35
Matthew 26:3-35
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
 
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 33 Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” 34 Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” 35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same.
 
 
 March 27, 2022 – Pastor Jeffrey Heindel – Does TRUTH really matter? ~ John 17:17
John 17:17
 
17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
 
 
 March 20, 2022 – Pastor Ron Hill – What have we learned? ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 / Joshua 1:9
Deuteronomy 31:6
 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
 
Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
 
 
March 13, 2022 – Pastor Ron Hill –What are we waiting for? ~ Luke 9:5-6, Mark 16:14-15 and
The Parable of the Ten Virgins – Matthew: 25
Luke 9:5-6
5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
 
Mark 16:14-15
14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
 
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
March 6, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne – Recipients, Revealers, Revelations ~ Ephesians 3:1-6
Ephesians 3:1-6
For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—  assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you,  how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.  When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. This mystery is[a] that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
 
February 27, 2022 – Pastor Tirus Twyne – The Gift, the Work, and the Walk ~ Ephesians 2:8-10
Ephesians 2:8-10
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
 
February 20, 2022 – Pastor Thomas Keinath – ” The Divine Romance” ~ Isaiah 54:10
Isaiah 54:10
Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
 says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
 
February 13, 2022 – Pastor Kevin McGraw – “Going Deeper, Part 2” ~ Romans 6: 1-4

Romans 6: 1-4

[1] What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? [2] By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? [3] Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? [4] We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (ESV) 

February 6, 2022 – Pastor Kevin McGraw – “Going Deeper, Part 1” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17-18                                  

2 Corinthians 3:17-18

 
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (ESV)
January 30, 2022 – Ron Hill – ” Continue On…” ~ 1 Kings 19: 1-18

January 23, 2022 – Ron Hill – ” But I thought” ~ Psalm 13: 1-16

January 2, 2022 – Pastor Willie Crowe – “Trials” ~ James 1
December 26, 2021 – Pastor Willy Crowe – ” Faith” ~ Mark 5

December 19, 2021 – Pastor Willy Crowe – “The Best Christmas Ever – Love”

December 12, 2021 – Pastor Willy Crowe – “The Best Christmas Ever – Joy”

December 5, 2021 – Pastor Willy Crowe – “The Best Christmas Ever – Peace”

November 28, 2021 – Pastor Willy Crowe – “The Best Christmas Ever – Hope”

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