Advent 2010 Part VI: Immanuel in the Visible Church

Date: 1/2/2011
Type: Sunday Sermon
Price: FREE

Last week we learned that Jesus is Immanuel. Everything that the Temple was created to express visibly – the necessity of sacrifice, the way of re-entry into the Garden of Eden, the pathway to fellowship with God – all these things and more reach their fulfillment in Christ. If Jesus is the Temple of God then those who are in Christ are also the Temple of God. In other words, the Church is the Temple of God, the dwelling place of God, the visible manifestation of God’s blessing, God’s favor, God’s commitment to us. It is this theme that we explore today: Immanuel in the Visible Church.


Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.