1385 S. Main St.          First Service: 8:15 a.m.
Tipton, IN 46072        Second Service: 10:45 a.m.
(765) 675-4090             Bible Study between services

Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8-11:30am, 1-3pm

"The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of knowledge" - Proverbs

Welcome!

 Welcome to Emanuel Lutheran Church.  We have been serving the faith needs of Tipton for over 100 years.  Please take a look at our site!  We have many events ongoing throughout the year.




Our Mission Statement:
 "As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek His strength through
His Word and Sacrament and seek to reach
out with the Good News of the Gospel."

                                                                                         Pastor's Message:

There's a story about an old farmer up in New England, standing next to his fence by the road one day, when a fancy looking sports car with New York license plates pulled up and the young fella behind the wheel started asking for directions to nearly a half dozen places. To each inquiry, the farmer simply shrugged his shoulders and gave the same gruff reply "I don't know." Finally, the young fellow, thoroughly exasperated, muttered as he shifted his car back into drive, "You don't know much about anything, do you?" To which the farmer replied, "Well I know I ain't lost."

And that my friends is the primary task of this congregation, to ensure that you folks and people within our society "ain't lost."

Of course, I'm not referring to your needing driving directions to Kokomo or something like that, but rather, to our needing directions to heaven and eternal life with our Lord.

The fact of the matter is; navigating through this world can be confusing especially with all kinds of voices trying to get us to travel down one path or another. Where is one to go? What road is the right one? And the answer our society increasingly gives is that is doesn't matter, that eventually "All roads lead to God and heaven." But is that what Jesus said?

"[Jesus said] I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6

This idea that Jesus is but one of many roads to eternal life is not a new idea, but it is one that has certainly gained traction in our nation in the last century. This idea has even made its way in some Christian denominations as strange as that may sound given Jesus' exclusive claims to be the one and only avenue to heaven. But the answer as to why so many are getting lost in this great nation of ours that was once firmly grounded in the Scriptures and biblical literacy, is because "if all roads lead to heaven" as is claimed, then sin need not be repented of or even forgiven. And this is the great tragedy, that millions are lost in their sins and do not recognize that unless they are removed, heaven does not await.

And so, the church, this church, exists to give directions to those who are lost, so that they can get on the one and only road that leads to heaven...faith in Jesus Christ.

As summer begins, if you should run into somebody who is lost...won't you please give them directions? And just a reminder...we begin our Monday night worship services in Old St. John's log-cabin church at 6:30 p.m. this month. What a great way to invite a friend, neighbor, or relative who is lost and who might otherwise refuse an invitation to be found!

Until next month...


God's blessings to you.

Pastor Robb Roloff




 

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