Mon, 19 November 2012
November 18, 2012
Thanks Offerings Don’t Stop With a Word
Synopsis: Our service today draws us to the Lord’s Table for a time of Remembrance. We are a congregation drawn again and again to this special service to acknowledge our gratitude to God the Father for sending the Son, to Jesus who gave Himself for us and to the Holy Spirit who continues to move us forward in faith.
There were ten lepers pleading with Jesus for healing. All were healed, but only one returned to give thanks and he was a Samaritan. Believers everywhere want to be counted with that one who represents all of us outcasts who have been healed and allowed to come to Jesus. We bow at the Table of Remembrance, acknowledging our sins and giving thanks again and again for our salvation. Our thanks offerings only start with a word because a word is never enough.
As we gather at the Lord’s Table I invite you to listen carefully as Scott Waisner and Michael Burleson lead us inFor This We Give Thanks. Their words will remind us of the many names we use to remember why we are so thankful.
Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 17:11-19; Isaiah 54:4-6
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 54:4-6
Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed
Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.