Jesus is the Head of Emmanuel Bible Church - He is the reason we exist and all glory goes to Him.
Our mission is that of Paul's, "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (Col 1:28)
Jesus, our risen Lord, is the reason we gather, worship, sing, pray, and preach. Had Christ not died, paid the life and blood debt, there would be no hope for mankind, redemption for sinners, chance for salvation, or existence of a Church. Because He did die, there is a hope that is a real and certain expectation for sinners. His work of service and sacrifice is unrivaled and what we celebrate as the ultimate expression of love.
On the basis of this atonement, we now have the opportunity to be called children of God (Rom 8:15-17). We now have the right to approach the throne with confidence through Christ, and God can in fact relate to us as a Father to His sons and daughters (Heb 7.25). There will come a day when Christ will return to the earth to judge as final Lord and King over all creation (Jn 5.22,27). Oh, thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Additionally we believe and teach:
Jesus was in the beginning (Jn 1.1; Rev 1.8), existed before time began (Jude 1:25), and was the active creator of the universe. (Heb 1.1-2). He fulfilled prophecy written hundreds of years before His birth (Is 53; Ps 22). He came through a virgin birth (Is 7.14; Lk 1.26-38 ) by conception of the Holy Spirit, (Mt 1.18-25) and took on the flesh of man (Jn 1.1-14) to live a perfect and sinless life (Heb 4.15). He was crucified by men, rose bodily from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will one day return again physically to the earth. Jesus was fully man and fully God, possessing both natures without conflict, compromise or divorcing of either nature.