Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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December 4, 2011                                        First Sunday of Advent

 

Journey to the Stable

The Announcement: Mary and the Living Water

Luke 1:26-38

Second Sunday of Advent: Candle of Love

 

Synopsis: Our journey to the stable continues in the hope of discovering the gift of God that filled the world with LOVE that first Christmas morning.  The Gospel of Luke tells us the way through the story of a young maiden named Mary.  She lived in the small village of Nazareth a few days journey north of Jerusalem.  God’s reason for picking her was a demonstration of His LOVE for the world. 

      From this story we learn how God takes the small things of this world to confound the larger things.  She was just a little maiden from a little village in a little country under the domination of the world’s super power.  And yet, as she yielded her little, God shaped the course of history.

      Part of my sermon is presented as a children’s story where I am doing a monologue in character as Luke.  Each Sunday of Advent I lead the children to a stable set up to look like a cave where I light the advent candles.  Today the candle is LOVE.

 

Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 1:26-38

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November 27, 2011                                      First Sunday of Advent

 

Journey to the Stable

Preparing the Way: Zechariah, Elizabeth & Gabriel

Luke 1:5-25

 

Synopsis: Today we start on a journey to the stable in hopes of discovering the gift of Christmas.  The Gospel of Luke will map out the way for us.  We begin with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.

      From this story we learn three important elements in preparing our hearts to receive the gift of Christmas.  1. Thanksgiving, 2. Prayer, 3. Repentance.

      Part of my sermon throughout this series will be presented through a children’s story.  I will be doing it in character as Luke.  Each Sunday of Advent I will guide the children to a stable set up to look like a cave where I will light an advent candle.  Today the candle is HOPE.

 

Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 1:5-25

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