Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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December 26, 2010


Inspecting the Wall

1 Corinthians 3:12-15


Synopsis: This is the last Sunday of December and a good time to stop and reflect on what has happened during the year.  A few years ago I had the joy of traveling to Jerusalem and to see some of the ancient walls that remain intact.  I wondered if I had done anything in life that would last beyond by years.  Paul used the metaphor of building a wall to refer to our working together (1 Corinthians 3:10-15) and talked about God’s test of fire that was to come. 

      As we take inventory of our actions in 2010 I think there are things that we have done at Emmanuel that will stand the test of God’s fire.  First, let’s talk about the kingdom work.  Second, let’s talk about the fire.  Third, let’s talk about the work.

      Never forget, you are a gift God has given.  You are part of a family, a community, and a church.  What you do can make a difference for good in the lives of those around you.  Be a gift others will welcome and thank God for.


Scripture Text (NLT): 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

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December 5, 2010                             Series: He Was the Holy Child


He Was the Holy Child

The Abundant Life



Synopsis: Sometimes when thinking about the blood of Christ we lose sight of what it means.  Jesus, in his dying and coming to life again, brings life to all who believe.  Life in Christ is the abundant life.  The purpose for His coming was to make that abundant life possible for all who believe.  He continues to intercede for believers in the presence of God the Father that they may know true fullness of life. 

      In the Gospel of John Jesus offers himself as the bread and wine of the new abundant life in God’s grace to all who believe.  Isaiah used various images of the abundant life and declared they would be realized in God’s timing.  The Lord God of Heaven’s Armies has declared it to be so.

      As you journey through the Christmas Season, don’t forget the bread and wine of Christ.  These are the essentials of the Abundant life.


Scripture Text (NLT): Isaiah 54:1-17; John 10:6-10; Isaiah 55:1-13; John 6:26-58

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