Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Baseline

Sermons presented at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City TN by Dr. Sonny Strange

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November 16, 2014                                               Base Budget Vote

 

Baseline

Luke 14:25-27

 

Synopsis: From my title today you might think I am using a sports motif.  The dictionary lists the meaning of “baseline” that way before coming to the definition I am using: “a basic standard.”  What is the “Baseline” for believers? 

      Jabez was mentioned in the records of the Old Testament that noted him as a person of faith and faithfulness (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).  In his prayer he asked God to increase his boundaries and to bless him in life.  Jesus taught that blessings like that come as a result of faithfulness (Luke 16:10-12).  Of course the greatest blessing is eternal life.  Surely that blessing comes as a result of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.  Our part is to believe.

      Faith and faithfulness go together in the lives of those who believe (Luke 14:25-35).  The baseline for believers is the Holy Spirit.  Those who have the Spirit have life.  Those who do not have the Spirit do not have life (Romans 8:9-11).

 

     

Scripture Text (CEV): 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, NIV; Luke 16:10-12, NLT; Luke 14:25-35, CEV; Romans 8:9-11, NLT

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 14:34-35

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