Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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October 9, 2011                                                                                 


Searching for God in the Word

John 1:14-18


Synopsis: I believe that God is revealing God’s self to us through the Word.  By that of course I mean Jesus Christ.  The Bible is our written word, a testament to the living Word through which God continues to reveal God’s self.

      Why can we not see God in the Word made flesh and the testament of those who encountered Him?  One answer is our presuppositions.  When we presume to know what we cannot know in advance we erect a barrier between ourselves and God.  The first step in finding God in the Word is to realize out presuppositions and pray that God will save us from them (Isaiah 55:9, Psalm 86:11). 

      The second step to discovering God in the Word is to come and handle the Word that the Bible seeks to reveal to all who come (John 20:30-31).

      The third step in finding God in the Word is to realize that the God of the Word is not a product of our imagination nor a reasonable philosophical deduction.  God is Spirit searching for believers searching for the Truth (John 4:21-24).


Scripture Text (NLT): Isaiah 55:9, Psalm 86:11; John 20:30-31; John 1:14-18; John 4:21-24


Scripture Reading: John 1:14-18

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October 2, 2011                                          World Communion Day


We Are Not Alone

1 Corinthians 10:14-18


Synopsis: Today is World Communion Sunday a day that is celebrated by Christians throughout the world as a celebration of the remembrance of the One who connects us all.

Elijah thought he was all alone in his faith and faithfulness to the Lord God of Israel.  He wasn’t and he never would be (1 Kings 19:18).  There are surely a great number of believers who are suffering for their faith in many parts of the world today.  We join in this remembrance as a sign of our solidarity with them.  Yes, we are free to worship in this country, but we pause at the Lord’s Table in remembrance of those who are not

We are called to be one at the Table of Remembrance (1 Corinthians 10:14-18).  Our false divisions have no place at the Lord’s Table.  We gather at the Table to celebrate the provisions of God’s grace who makes us one in the sight of our Heavenly Father.  We are one because of the broken body of Christ Jesus who is Lord.  We are one because of the blood of Christ Jesus who died in the establishment of the New Covenant.  We are one in remembrance with believers all over the world.  We are truly one in Christ Jesus.

Paul encouraged the Corinthians believers to remember one another at the table (1 Corinthians 11:20-22).  Let us pause to do the same as we gather at the Lord’s Table then let us remember Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).


Scripture Text (NLT):  1 Kings 19:18; 1 Corinthians 10:14-18, 11: 20-22, 23-26


Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:14-18

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