Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : The Fire Still Burns

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

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The Fire Still Burns February 1, 2008 Souper Bowl Sunday The Fire Still Burns Mark 1:21-28; Deuteronomy18:15-20 Sermon Synopsis: Cold winter weather brings out a threat of house fires and dramatically increases the since of loose associated with a fire. Why would we then go without smoke detectors and fire alarms since they are so readily available? Every time a house fire is reported our since of urgency mounts as does the demand for us to do something! The fear of fire caused the people of Israel to distance themselves from God. The fire that guided them was no natural fire and that made them even more fearful of it. They feared the fire and the voice of God that spoke through the fire. John the Baptist introduced Jesus as the one who baptizes with fire. That may explain why some are afraid to approach him. Fire not only heats our homes it has the potential of destroying them. The fire of Jesus purifies and empowers believers in the face and adversity and frees them of the fear of a judgment of fire. The job of the church is to keep the fires of the Gospel burning bright. The fire of Jesus still purifies and empowers believers for life. Let’s keep the fires burning. Scripture References from NIV: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (people afraid of the fire); Matthew 3:11 (baptism of fire); Mark 1:21-28 (Jesus in Capernaum). 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_1_2009.mp3
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