Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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May 20, 2012                                                                                                                    

 

What’s This About Trespasses?

A Confession In the Context of the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4

 

Synopsis: “When you pray,” Jesus said, “… pray to your Father in private.” (Mt. 6:6, NLT)  In matters of private personal prayer, the public is not invited.  Topics of prayer come from matters of the heart and soul of believers.  Forgiveness is one of the issues believers have to address in the presence of their Heavenly Father.

        Each Sunday morning at Emmanuel, during our opening prayer, as an expression of our unity in the presence of Christ, we pray together the Lord’s Prayer.  It is, as found in Scripture, a corporate expression of prayer.  I have often told people that it doesn’t matter if they are using the same words together.  Week by week certain words take on special meaning to us individually. 

        Translators vary in the English words they use to translate the Greek.  There are even differences in the Greek.  That’s not a problem.  The fact is there are many ways to say what we need to say to our Heavenly Father in times of prayer. 

        This message deals particularly with issues of forgiveness and the words of the prayer.  “Forgive us our ____” is it debts, or trespasses, or wrongs, or sins?  “As we forgive our ____” well, you really need to be the one to fill in the blanks.  Maybe it would help if I closed the door for you.  I believe that when we stand “face to face” with our Heavenly Father forgiveness matters.

 

Scripture Text (NLT):  Matthew 6:6, 12; Luke 11:4; Mt. 7:12; Lk. 6:31.

 

 

Blessings,

Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor

 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed

Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.

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May 13, 2012                                                                                          Mother’s Day

 

Let’s Give Them a Hand

Genesis 3:20

 

Synopsis: Mothers are special people.  They are the ones we bond with before we even know there is anyone else in the world.  Eve, Adam called her because “she would be the mother of all living.”  All of us trace our beginnings back to our mother’s womb.

        Today we want to especially honor the mothers who are here with us not only for the life they made possible for us but also for the love and sacrifice they extended to us.  They have earned our “applauds,” our “assistance,” and our “assurance.”

        All moms are not all that they should be any more than all sons and daughters are all that they should be.  Maybe your mom is already gone.  Be encouraged, there are plenty of “moms” around who would love nothing more than to take you in as one of their own.  Maybe, you as a mom have already lost your child or children.  Be encouraged there are a lot of sons and daughters around needing your love.  Reach out and grab one.  Remember, moms don’t have to ask you to be your mom.  Blessings!

 

Scripture Text (NLT): Genesis 3:20

 

 

 

Blessings,

Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor

 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed

Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.

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May 6, 2012                                                                     Senior Day at Emmanuel

 

Where Are You Headed Now?

Luke 24:13-34

 

Synopsis:     Today is Senior Day at Emmanuel and my message is intended to address the challenge of the senior experience.  Seniors stand for just a moment on the threshold of what will be.  It is a time to celebrate and commemorate the moment, but life does not stand still.

        I want to read Luke 24:13-34.  This is the story of the experience of two of Jesus’ followers on the road to Emmaus after Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.  Their experience of the Resurrected Lord challenged their understanding of what had happened and changed their direction in life. 

        Calling all seniors: are you ready for the challenge?  Where are you headed … now?

 

Scripture Text (NLT): Luke 24:13-34

 

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:25-27

 

 

Blessings,

Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor

 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed

Web Page: www.emmanueljeffcity.com, Podcast of sermons available online.

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