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9:00 a.m. - Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

10:30 a.m. - Sunday Divine Service
(Holy Communion is celebrated weekly).

We are located on Jefferson Ave., just south of I-44 in St. Louis, MO.

Map of 2241 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2237

Parking lot is accessible behind the church from Armand or Shenandoah.

(314) 776-1274

emmausstl@gmail.com

Resources

Sermon: Standing Firm on the Faith

Posted: June 2nd, 2014, by hellwegej

Text: John 15:26-16:4

How do you stand firm in the face of persecution and oppression?

The Ascension of our LORD

Posted: May 22nd, 2014, by hellwegej

When we talk about the major holiday of the Church year, which ones do you think of?  Christmas of course, Easter being the most important one, Pentecost is important as well, but what about Ascension?  Ascension doesn’t seem to be as important as the others, but that is really just a recent phenomenon.  In fact for the early Church, Ascension was a festival of importance second only to Easter.  Christmas, by the way, was not celebrated in the earliest centuries of the Christian Church – my how things have changed!

Why was Ascension so important?  Why celebrate your Savior leaving?  Actually, to think of Ascension as Jesus leaving is to misunderstand it.  The Apostles’ Creed teaches about Jesus how “He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.”  While we readily affirm this, it is still a somewhat odd way to speak for us today.  Today when we speak of sitting down, we think we are resting, but that is not what Jesus did at His ascension.  In ancient times a king would sit on his throne while the others in the room would stand.  The kings’ primary advisor who helped him rule would sit in the place of honor at his right hand.  It is in this light that Jesus’ sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.”  Jesus did not ascend, sit down, put his feet up, and relax.  Rather, Jesus is reigning over all creation. 

It has been observed that Jesus’ ascension seen from the perspective of heaven is recorded in Revelation 5(ESV):

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God            from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,

            “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might  and honor and glory and blessing!”

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

            And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

The Lamb, Jesus Christ, when He ascended took the scroll to reign over all on behalf of God the Father with whom Jesus is True God along with the Holy Spirit.

This is the great event that we celebrate on Ascension. 

If your congregation does not have a dedicated Ascension service, please Join us at Emmaus on Thursday, May 29 at 6 PM.

    Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

(Revelation 5 ESV)

Sermon: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above

Posted: May 18th, 2014, by hellwegej

Text: James 1:16-21

 

Sermon: Truth to Stand on

Posted: April 27th, 2014, by hellwegej

Text: John 20:19–31

What turned Jesus’ disciples from men who cowered in fear to those who boldly confessed their faith?

Sermon: I Know that My Redeemer Lives

Posted: April 22nd, 2014, by hellwegej