Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Chariots of Fire

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

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Chariots of Fire February 22, 2009 Chariots of Fire 2 Kings 2:1-12 Sermon Synopsis: Chariots of Fire highlights God’s presence among the saints. The sermon starts and ends with an African-American Negro spiritual first recorded in 1909, Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Like the song, this sermon is inspired by the “chariots of fire” that separated Elijah and Elisha and the whirlwind that took Elijah to heaven. Elisha never lost sight of those chariots of fire. He knew they were always there watching over him. This story provides insights into what was happening on the Mount of Transfiguration when Elijah and Moses came to meet with Jesus. Peter, James and John said Jesus glowed bright with the glory of God. The fire had not lost its power. The chariots had not come to separate Jesus from his disciples not even death could do that. There was no whirlwind that day, but there would be. Jesus didn’t take off that day because he knew we needed him to finish the course laid out for him. Paul talked about the need of others keeping him in the fight. How much more important was it for Jesus to stay. Though others cannot see him, he is with us still. The day is coming when he will once again come in the power and glory of God to take the redeemed to be with him forever. Are you ready to climb on board? Scripture References from NIV: 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Kings 6:12-17; Mark 9:2-9; Philippians 1:23-26; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. Grace and peace to you in Christ Jesus, Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor Emmanuel Baptist Church 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone (865) 475-9424 Sermon podcasts available online at www.emmanueljeffcity.com
Direct download: EBC_Podcast_February_22_2009.mp3
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