Pastor’s Perspective:

September 2022

Pastor Paul Mattson

“Jesus In Me” 

Our Fall Book/small group study is upon us! This year, we will be learning together from “Jesus in Me – Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion” by Anne Graham Lotz. She is the daughter of Billy Graham, who called her “the best preacher in the family.” Wow! 

She is an international speaker and the best-selling author of numerous books. She is the president of AnGel ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the for-mer chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. 

It will be an 8-week study – which can be done individually, with a friend, as a couple, or with a small group. It begins September 11 and will conclude at the end of October. It is the hope and prayer that everyone connected with Immanuel will participate. 

Just to let you know – there IS some daily Bible study reading and reflection during the 8 weeks – so it’s being called a Bible Study Workshop. And this is where the Spirit works – in and through God’s Word. 

Sessions include: 

Study Workshop
Loving the Person of the Holy Spirit
Enjoying the Presence of the Holy Spirit
Relying on the Power of the Holy Spirit
Embracing the Purpose of the Holy Spirit
Living by the Precepts of the Holy Spirit
Reflecting the Purity of the Holy Spirit
Trusting in the Priority of the Holy Spirit 

All that is needed is a personal study guide book and access to the DVD. Those materials are now available at church. 

Looking forward to our learning together about the gift and companionship of God’s Holy Spirit. Pastor Paul 

Immanuel’s Vision Statement 

A vibrant and diverse community of faith where lives are changed;
Where people of all ages are invited and challenged
To become disciples of Jesus in their daily lives;
Where real people experience healing, help, hope and harmony


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