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Immanuel or Emmanuel? Which is correct?

Posted by Rick on December 4, 2012

Have you noticed that some churches are Immanuel and others are Emmanuel?

Have you noticed that some Bibles say both Immanuel and Emmanuel while others only say Immanuel?

So what’s the difference?

They are exactly the same word with the same meaning, “God with us.”

But they are spelled differntly. One has an “I” while the other starts with an “E”.

Which one is right?

Well, both can be called “right”, but, in my opinion, one is more accurate than the other.

It comes to this: Immanuel is the English translation of the Hebrew “עמּנוּ אל” (‛immānū’ēl) and Emmanuel is the English translation of the Greek “Ἐμμανουήλ” (Emmanouḗl) which is a translation of the Hebrew “עמּנוּ אל“.

In my opinion, which you can disagree with without recourse, “Immanuel” is the more correct term as it is a direct translation of the original Hebrew, whereas “Emmanuel” is a translation of a translation.

So, there you go.

But, in all of this, DO NOT MISS THE POINT:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

(John 1:1-5,14 ESV)

Jesus IS Immanuel; God with us!

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on February 29, 2012

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Know Your Bible” based on Acts 17:10-12:

  • We must know what is and isn’t in God’s word as to not be deceived.
  • We must be ready to give a defense of our beliefs
  • We must hunger for God’s word
  • We must not take a Scripture verse out of context to prove our point.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

You can also listen to the evening message, “Not a Step without God” based on 2 Samuel 5:17-25 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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Kimyal Tribe Receives God’s Written Word

Posted by Rick on January 7, 2011

Do you own a Bible?  When was the last time you opened it?  How many do you own?  Do you even know?

Below is a video of the Kimyal tribe in Indonesia receiving God’s written Word for the first time in their own language.

It is definitely worth the 10 minutes to watch this video.  Share it with your friends.

The go get your Bible and read it!

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New Pew Bibles Arrive

Posted by Rick on July 22, 2009

Our new pew Bibles arrived Monday afternoon!  Emily and Audrey were on hand to assist with collecting the old ones, unpacking and placing the new ones, and packing up the old ones!  Now, we need to decide what to do with the old pew Bibles.

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Emily Boyne places new Bibles in Pews

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Audrey Boyne carries new pew Bibles to their destination.

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New pew Bibles waiting to be unpacked; old pew Bibles stacked for packing.

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Breaking News!

Posted by Rick on June 29, 2009

Those that count the offering notified me last night that someone has donated the remaining $800 needed to buy our pew Bibles!

What a great blessing!

What a great God we serve!

Bro Rick

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Free Audio Bible

Posted by Rick on February 25, 2009

Faith Comes By Hearing is offering a free audio Bible available for download from their site.  To download, click here and follow the directions.  Many different version are available.

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Bible Version Poll

Posted by Rick on October 31, 2008

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