Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

The Podcasts

April 24, 2011                                                             Easter Sunday                        Sunday of Lent


He Lives

1 Corinthians 15:12-20


Synopsis: Easter sermon usually have a central theme and that is the way it should be.  Jesus lives and what does that mean to believers?  What is the relationship of Jesus’ resurrection and that of believers?  The Apostle Paul basically says they are the same thing.  In fact, the Gospel message itself is predicated on what the life, death and resurrection of Christ.  Without Jesus there is no Gospel.

      The death of Jesus on a cruel cross was a horrendous tragedy that God the Father turned into an overwhelming surprise by the power of the resurrection.  God the Father is still turning tragedies into surprises through the power of the resurrected Christ. 

      Jesus lives by the power of the Spirit of God in the hearts and lives of believers every day.  Let Him turn your tragedy into a resurrection surprise.


Scripture Text (NLT):  1 Corinthians 15:1-11, 12-20, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Palm Sunday Service.

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April 10, 2011                                                                                                             Sunday of Lent



Matthew 6:14-15


Synopsis: Imagine with me that we lived in The Kingdom of Forgive-en-ness.  According to the prayer Jesus gave his disciples that is what we are to pray for (Mt.6:10). 

      Jesus also taught that in the Kingdom of Forgive-en-ness one must learn to forgive as a part of the process of being forgiven (Mt. 6:14-15).  If the way you forgive others is an indicator of the way you have been forgiven then how much forgiveness do you possess? 

      One more thing to remember, forgiveness is not an option for the forgiven.  It is the way of life.  Jesus illustrated this point with a parable.


Scripture Text (NLT): Matthew 6:10, 14-15 (NIV); 18:21-35 (NLT).


Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:14-15

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Annual Gideon Report with speaker Barry Bunch.


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