Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

The Podcasts

Sermon Series for 2012                                              Names of God

January 22, 2012                                                           God the Son           


God the Son

Revelation 1:17-18


Synopsis: What if the God of all creation, the “I AM” of the Bible wants to have a relationship with you?  How would that work?  Well, I believe the Bible teaches that the “I AM” wants to have a relationship with the created and “Jesus” is the answer to how that works.

      Jesus is the name of the incarnate God the Son or as the title is found in the Gospels “the Son of God.”  Jesus introduces us to a relationship with the “I AM” in two distinctive ways: natural, earthly or human, and divine or supernatural.  The names used of the incarnate can easily be divided into these two categories as they are applied to God the Son.

            We have a lot to learn of the Divine from the names of God in the Bible.  They reflect the relationship that others have had with the divine.  They also teach us how that relationship works.  The bottom line is that you have no God if you have no relationship with God.  Jesus, the incarnate I AM, blazed a trail whereby we can have a relationship with God that will never end.


Scripture Text (NLT):  Luke 1:31-33; Revelation 1:17-18; Matthew 1:22-23, Revelation 3:14, 1:8.


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Guest speaker Norman Eskridge.

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Sermon Series for 2012                                              Names of God

January 1, 2012                                                       New Year’s Day           


A New Year’s Address

Genesis 1:1


Synopsis: My sermon for today really has three parts.  It is partly a Commemoration of the Year just past, then it is a Challenge for the year ahead, and finally it is to be a partial introduction of a sermon series dealing with the names people of faith use to address God or to talk about their relationship with God. 


Scripture Text (NLT):  Genesis 1:1


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December 25, 2011                                                                             Christmas Day


Journey to the Stable

The Birth Place of the King

Luke 2:16-20


Synopsis: “We found it!” the shepherds said.  Their journey ended at a stable in Bethlehem where they found a baby lying in a manage.  The shepherds found the Good Shepherd, “Christ the Lord,” the Angel said. Emmanuel!  The animals found their Creator.  Earth’s Savior, Deliverer, Redeemer was born in a stable.

Many of you found gifts under a tree, but have you discovered the gift of God’s love left for you in the stable of Bethlehem?  In “house of bread” Bethlehem God gave you the bread of life.  From the “living waters” in Nazareth flows the live giving water of heaven.  Jesus!

Some describe the gift in terms of Hope: they found Jesus as the source of their expectations.  Some describe the gift in terms of Love: they found Jesus as the expression of God’s grace and acceptance.  Others found Joy: because they found Jesus to be the spring of eternal happiness.  Still others describe the gift in terms of Peace: Jesus is the one in whom believers release their pains, sorrows, fears, and longings in receiving the Savior Whose words calm the troubled seas of life.  God the Father’s gift to you is personal all wrapped up in the Son delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                God’s gift to you is given according to your need.  When the shepherds left the stable they were still shepherds.  The animals were still sheep and goats, chickens and doves, donkeys and camels. 

Have you found the stable where Hope, Love, Joy and Peace of God was born? 


Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 2:16-20

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