Greetings and Blessings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ

And welcome to Emmanuel Grace. We are a Puritan and Reformed ministry devoted to knowing, loving, worshiping, and serving God, and proclaiming our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all of His divine glory. To this end, we are committed to the infallible authority of Holy Scripture, sound Biblical doctrine, God-centered worship, the faithful preaching of the Gospel, the defense of the Reformed Faith, living a Spirit-filled life, the evangelization of the lost, the sanctification of believers, the cultivating of godly Christian families, a compassionate ministry to the poor, the godly pursuit of reformation, and most importantly to living for the glory of God and the enjoyment of Him through Jesus Christ. We pray that you will be richly blessed in the knowledge of God and His will through the many resources that we will be providing for your instruction in the Christian faith and your growth and sanctification in Christ.

Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher

*We have just finished our year long series of 100 Bible study sermon-lectures on the New Testament preached over this past year (2020-2021); and they are all available to listen to on the Ongoing Sermons tab. Lord willing, they may also be available soon to read on the website. 

*In response to the special providence of God and the plague of the corona-virus, I preached several sermons on the subject (back in March-April of 2020) and have included them in a special series for this present crisis called, “Christ the Lord and the Corona-virus Plague: A Cabinet of Spiritual Medicines for the Present Plague and Crisis of the Corona-virus.” Sadly, they are still as important as when they were first preached. They can be accessed on the page of Ongoing Sermons. With so much false doctrine and political correctness corrupting the church and the ministry today, I encourage all pastors and Christians to listen carefully to this series of sermons. The corona-virus is certainly a plague of God’s judgment on the world; but a far worse plague of idolatry and false religion has infected the church and the nation today. And sadly, the truth is being suppressed in unrighteousness by many false teachers. My encouragement to all believers during this plague is to 1. Acknowledge God’s sovereignty, Deut.32. 2. Discern the signs of God’s judgment from Scripture, Rev,15-16. 3. Trust God’s redeeming grace in Jesus Christ, Rom.3:22-25. 4. Be faithful to study Scripture and sound doctrine, Psalm 1. 5. Worship God faithfully every morning and evening, Psalm 92. 6. Separate yourself from all idolatry and false religion, 2 Cor.6-7. 7. Pray for God’s mercy and blessing on the church and the world, John 17. 8. Reform your life and family for the glory of Christ, Deut.6. 9. Be patient in affliction and wait upon the Lord, Rom.12:12. And 10. Live entirely for the glory of God, 1 Cor.10:31.

May God bless you and your family with His grace and peace at this time in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His saving love.

The Lord’s Day

MORNING WORSHIP 10:00am

AFTERNOON LUNCHEON 12:00pm

BIBLE STUDY LECTURE 1:00pm

EVENING WORSHIP 6:00pm

*Exodus 20:8. “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”

*Psalm 92:1-2. “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

*Heb.4:9. “There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.”

*Rev.1:10. “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day.”

Through His saving work, Jesus Christ has purchased our redemption from sin, and has given us the promise of everlasting rest in glory. The Lord’s Day should therefore be the best and the most important day of our life as believers, and that which should sanctify and prepare us for the rest of the Sabbath week; for it is the day of God’s first work in creation, the day of Christ’s glorious resurrection, and the day of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring. Do your best then to make your rest in Christ and your worship of God on the Lord’s Day the most blessed, by glorifying and enjoying Him.

Sermons/Lectures

MORNING SERMONS: Having finished Acts 12 and the series, “Christ Glorified in Peter’s Trial and Triumph over Herod,” we have taken a break from our study of the book of Acts, finishing now the first half of the book (Acts 1-12) which focuses on the ministry of the apostle Peter and the formation of the Early Church. That was 190 sermons on Acts 1-12. What a wonderful and glorious book. “History is the mistress of salvation, the theater upon which God records His name and glory among men; and here the efficacy of the Gospel has and proves its proper victory.” The second part of the book (Acts 13-28) focuses on the apostle Paul, his missionary journeys and trials, and the expansion of the Early Church. Lord willing, I will be able to spend as much time in study and writing another 200 sermons to complete such a massive work of exposition on the book of Acts. This would go very well with my 450 expository sermons on the Gospel of Matthew. I pray that God would give me the financial means and opportunity in the near future to have both these very large works of Puritan and Reformed exposition published for the benefit of the Church.

We also recently completed  our morning series on Loving God and Knowing that You are Loved by Him, a total of 125 sermons. Please refer to the tab on the Christian life and the section on Loving God for the list of sermons. The book when edited and published will be two volumes of over 1000 pages each, totaling 2000 pages. It is by far the largest treatise on the Love of God ever written in church history. You can listen to every one of the sermons on the SERMON page for free. These are the sermons preached recently in the morning service.

BIBLE STUDY LECTURES: Having finished the series of Bible study lectures on the Old Testament for the school year 2019-2020; we have begun our study again of the New Testament for the school year 2020-2021. Because of the effects of the corona-virus, I have turned these lectures into a sermon series for the year.

For a list of all the lectures on the OT and the NT, which will soon be available, you can find them on the Sermon and Bible study lecture page. They will eventually be edited and published in 2 different volumes: A Biblical and Theological Overview of the Old Testament; and A Biblical and Theological Overview of the New Testament. Each book is already projected to be between 1500-2000 pages.

EVENING SERMONS: After finishing the series of 150 sermons on Learning Christ and Living for His Glory in 2018, (a comprehensive Puritan Vision of the Christian Life), I decided to preach a series on “The Godly Pursuit of Reformation.” It has just been completed, a series of 70 sermons. You can see the list and order of sermons on the Church tab, as well as listen to each one of the sermons on the SERMON page. When edited for publication they will comprise a book of over 1000 pages.

Praise the Lord for 25 years of ministry, preaching and teaching the Word of God; and that consecutively every Lord’s Day without break or vacation. What an incredible testimony and blessing of God’s grace and His faithfulness!

*1 Tim.1:12,14 “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry…and the grace of God was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.”

Pastor’s Desk

GREETINGS: Greetings and blessings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the summer of 2020; and while there is chaos in the inner city and the Corona-virus plague still lingering throughout the nation, there is nothing better for Christians than to trust the Lord Jesus Christ, devote ourselves to His word, grow in grace and the knowledge of God, and live for His glory in the midst of an ungodly world.

And so the summer months are not to be a time of idleness or idolatry, but of godliness and piety. And while the summer months provide a greater amount of time for family, leisure, and other profitable things, it is to be remembered that there is no such thing as “summer break” in Scripture. So we are to redeem the time, knowing that the days are evil. To that end, we are to remember that “The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him in Christ.” Let that be your primary goal in life, study, work, service, marriage and family – so that you may glorify God and enjoy Him.

During the summer months therefore we use a great degree of liberty in our study of Theology, History, Apologetics, Politics, and Devotion focusing on the present issues of the day. But we focus primarily on the Preaching of the Word and the continuation of our Bible Survey class.

Bible: Our Bible survey class and study of Biblical theology during the summer is of course on the OT Prophets, having recently finished the Wisdom Books.  Along with daily readings in the OT Prophets, we will be using several books as aids in our Old Testament study classes as well as my series of sermons and lectures on the OT Prophets. It is my contention that the study of Scripture should be the first and primary focus of every believer’s daily life and education, no matter what their age or grade level.

*William Ames – “A godly and saving knowledge of Holy Scripture should be every believer’s greatest ambition and interest, as it is that alone which sanctifies and directs to God’s glory every calling and venture in life.”

  • Bible Study Lectures on the OT –  Mine
  • Sermon Series on the OT Prophets – Mine
  • Christ in All the Scriptures – Hodgkin
  • Talk Thru the Bible – Wilkinson
  • The Essence of the OT – Hindson
  • Popular Survey of the OT – Geisler
  • OT Explained – Gareth Crossely
  • Biblical Theological Introduction to the OT
  • OT Survey – La Sor
  • Introduction to the OT – Edward Young
  • History of Redemption – Jonathan Edwards
  • Biblical Theology – Geerhardus Vos
  • Matthew Henry – 6 Volume Commentary
  • John Calvin – Commentary
  • The Prophets – O. Palmer Robertson

Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher

 

 

Ministry Support

THANKSGIVING: The work of this website and Emmanuel Grace ministry is supported by our faithful and beloved friends, by their prayers and their gifts. And we praise God for you.

*Phil.1:3-9. “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

SUPPORT: For those who would like to join in donating to Emmanuel Grace and any one of the following services or ministries, we would greatly appreciate it; and pray that God would be glorified in you and your sacrifice to His glory for the furtherance of the Gospel. 2 Cor.9:10-15.

  • Emmanuel Grace Church
  • Emmanuel College and Academy
  • Emmanuel Grace Marriage and Family Counseling Services
  • Emmanuel Grace Educational Services
  • Make America Christian Again Consulting
  • Emmanuel Grace Homeless Veterans Ministry