Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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October 6, 2013                                     World Communion Sunday


Finishing Well

Hebrews 12:1-4


Synopsis: This is the first Sunday in October and most of you are aware that today is race day.  This is Emmanuel’s fourth AmazinGrace 5K Race and Kids Fun Run.  The race raises money for the Food Pantry at Appalachian Outreach.  Each month volunteers at the pantry distribute food to anywhere from 400 to 600 families, that amounts to around 1,600 people.  We have been inviting people to join us in the race for months and to “Feel The Hunger – Fill The Pantry!”  Some of you also know that October is World Hunger month.  This race starts our response right here at home. 

      What you may not know is that we are also celebrating World Communion Sunday.  Churches around the world celebrate communion every Sunday but today we call attention to the unity we all have in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV). 

      I want to bring both of those celebrations into my thoughts for today as I talk about Finishing Well Hebrew 12:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:6-8.


Scripture Text (NLT): Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV; Hebrews 12:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:6-8


Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

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September 29, 2013                                                                           


The Seventh Blessing

Revelation 22:12-15


Synopsis: What is your favorite number in the book of Revelation?  There really are a lot to choose from.  In fact, John does more with numbers in the Revelation than there are numbers used in the Old Testament book of Numbers.  John’s favorite number seems to be “seven.”  At least you will find he uses it more than any other number.

      Today I want to talk about The Seventh Blessing found in the book of the Revelation.  They are not numbered, but there are seven beatitudes in the book and the one found in Revelation22:14 is the seventh.  Let’s look first at the seventh blessing and then examine the context of the blessing.  Then we will zoom out to look at the use of beatitudes in the New Testament before zooming in on the seventh blessing again.

      The question I want to keep before you is simple.  Are you one of those who are blessed?  Yes, we are all blessed in many ways, but are you one of those who are receiving the Seventh blessing?  If not, would you like to do be?  Do you know what you need to do to become one of the blessed?  I invite you to join me in the journey of The Seventh Blessing.


Scripture Text (NLT): Revelation 22:14, 12-15; Matthew 5:3-12, NAS; Revelation 1:3, 14:13,16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7-9, 12-15, 7:9-17 (Scripture Reading)


Scripture Reading: Revelation 7:9-17

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Guest Speaker Norman Eskridge

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