Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Palm Sunday: The Purpose

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

The Podcasts

The Purpose

Palm Sunday Reenactment

March 24, 2013


Music Director: Dr. Mark Hussung

Pianist: Sharon McGinley                  Organist: Gail Hickman

Sound Room: Dale Williams; Projection: Libby Miller; Lights: Wayne Hinkle


Emmanuel Ensemble, Director: Karen Smith

Flute: Sara Smallman; French Horn: Karen Smith;

Trumpet: Bob Ogle; Trombone: Jeff Smith; Tuba: Brian Smallman


Rhythm Section, Director: Jeff Smith

Bass: Jeff Smith; Keyboard: Sharon McGinley; Percussion: Bryan Patterson, David Humphrey


Emmanuel Kids

Children’s Church, Wee Worship, Music Makers and Musikgarten


Cast of Characters

(Presented as they appear)

Jesus                                                                                                                                    Michael Burleson

Nicodemus                                                                                                                               Scott Waisner

Disciples       Joe Cagle, Dusty Shamblin, Darryl Hendricks, Norman Eskridge, Fred Wilson, Dale Gentry

                           Greg Schloesser, James Larrance, James Hodge, Jason McCoy, Brad Jones, Bryan Miller  

Mary                                                                                                                                   Sharon McGinley

Martha                                                                                                                                     Susan Waisner

Women                                Joan Jones, Judith Muncy, Jeanne Miller Fox, Lisa Patterson, Karen Williams

Peter                                                                                                                                   Darrell Hendricks


      The title for our reenactment this year is The Purpose.  The program opens with a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus seated around a table.  The scene changes as they will are joined by a host of characters and children in celebration of the triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  Then Jesus is seated on the Seat of the Rabbi as at the entrance to the city.  He is entertained by children singing.  From the Seat of the Rabbi Jesus instructs his followers on prayer and the life of faith.  Allow your imagination to fill in the blanks as we share this most precious story together.  Join in the music and prayer.  Sing praises to God for the gift of His love.  Following the morning offering we will hear from some of the women who ministered to Jesus.  They will be setting the stage for the Lord Supper.  As they depart Peter come to the stage to remember and sing.  Jesus and the other Disciples will join him as the scene turns to The Remembrance when everyone will be invited to join in receiving the bread and cup.  The program ends with Jesus and the Disciples leaving for the Garden of Gethsemane.

      The five purposes From Rick Warren’s book What on Earth Am I Here For? form the structure of The Purpose.  The order has been changed to fit our presentation.  We start with “You Matter to God” and that’s why Jesus came.  Jesus made the way of deliverance available for all so that we could fulfill our purpose.  We are made for Worship, Discipleship, Ministry, Fellowship, and Evangelism.  It is in the expression of their purpose that believers find fulfillment in life.  

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