Reflections on the Church of Pergamum

09/28/2014  Reflections on the Church of Pergamum: Revelation 2:12-17

Jesus Christ the Victor, Warren Wiersbe cites as the key theme of the book of Revelation. Wiersbe directs our attention to Revelation 17:14

They will make war against the Lamb, (Jesus Christ) but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

As the book opens the reader is encouraged to know that all who read, listen and take to heart all that is written in it will be blessed. Although the contemporary current is to think that the book is the most cryptic, the apostle John wants the reader of this revealing to be blessed and encouraged. 

I believe that the big idea for the church of Pergamum is Christ the righteous and eternal Judge: commends the devoted, rebukes the wayward and rewards the faithful.

COTN - Food Packaging Event - Fall 2014

wallp SL2 800x600Who: EBC along with our regional community groups in our area. All are invited from the Lions, to the boy scouts and girl scouts, school groups, neighborhoods and local businesses. Everyone’s help is needed and appreciated.

What: Children of the Nations is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides for the basic needs of food, water, shelter and education for the orphans of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Liberia or the United States. The regional food packing event on November 22 will provide meals for the kids. Each bag packed provides six meals for the orphans, destination of the meals to be determined as needs are presented. For more information visit

Why: Because God said, “take care of the orphans and widows.” James 1:27 . We all need more opportunity to be more thankful and show compassion.

Where: Here at Emmanuel Baprist Church of Norfolk, 63 Rockwood Road, Rte 115, Norfolk.

When: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Saturday November 22, 2014

How Much: Last year Emmanuel along with other community groups packed 20,000 meals. Depending on support we would like to pack 40,000 meals. Will you help us take care of the orphans? Each meal packed is .25. Any and all contributions go to the meals. Give an hour feed hundreds around the world.

We hope to see you there! Any questions contact the EBC Office: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  508-528-5862

Be Faithful Unto Death

09/21/2014  Be Faithful Unto Death: Revelation 2:8-11

persecutionThe age old question, ‘what are you afraid of?’ can be very revealing. Persecution can create fear in our lives because it comes at a cost. No one wants to suffer unjustly. When we suffer for the cause of Christ, we share in Christ’s sufferings as His representatives. The great comfort for followers of Jesus Christ in our time, as it was in the time of the church at Smyrna, is that God knows our trial and wants to use it to strengthen our faith. God will test us so that we can see what is genuinely in our hearts. 

Financial Peace University 2014


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This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Peter Mulholland at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Norfolk, MA will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

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Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
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Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
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