Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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A Holy Task

May 25, 2010


A Holy Task

1 Samuel 3


Sermon Synopsis: A Holy Task takes a look at Samuel’s call.  He was just a youth when God called him to be the prophet to his own mentor.  Samuel’s first response was “I can’t do that!”  Later his response turned to a question, “Can I do that?”  To which The Lord replied, “Yes!”  He served Israel in that role the rest of his life.

      A God calling is based on what you can do on your own, but on what God can and will enable you to do in the power of his presence.  This story makes me wonder, “What must God do to get our attention in this fast paced world we live in?”  Or more to the point, “    What must we do to be found “in a place,” so to speak, where we can hear God speaking?”

      A searching question for me relates to what God is doing now.  Is this a time when the a “message from the Lord” are “very rare, and visions … quite uncommon”? or is it that believers are not listening or responding?  What is it that God the Father has called you in Christ Jesus to do by the power of the Spirit?  Are you listening?


Scripture References (NLT): 1 Samuel 3


Scripture Reading:  1 Samuel 3:1-10, The Lord Calls Samuel

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Holy Women

Happy Mother's Day

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The Battle for the Holy

May 2, 2010


The Battle for the Holy



Sermon Synopsis: The Promised Land was not conquered without a fight.  If you want the best in life, you might as well expect a struggle.  The Battle for the Holy involves conflicts within and without brought to life through adversity.  There is no question whether or not you will have adversity.  Everyone has adversity.  The real question is what it will do to you.  The conquest over adversity will challenge every part of who you are and whose you are.

      It is Senior Day at Emmanuel.  We honor our high school and college graduates and the seniors in our congregation.  The word to them from Joshua is simple.  Just because you have made it to this point in your life you shouldn’t expect the world to bow down at your feet.  You have battles to fight, adversity to overcome.  Your world has yet to be conquered.  Claim it first with God and grow in God until the promise has been fulfilled in you.


Scripture References (NLT): Joshua 1:1-5, 6-9; 14:10-12


Scripture Reading: Joshua 14:10-12


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