Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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September 14, 2014                                                                           


Characteristics of the Koinonia of Christ

John 13:34-35


Synopsis: This is the second in a series on the church as it pertains to the local congregation.  The first message dealt with Characteristics of a Servant Church.  Today my focus is on the fellowship ( Greek: “Koinonia”).

      The local congregation holds a Trinitarian view of their relationship with God.  The believer’s journey of faith begins with God (Father) and reaches out in Christ (Son), and is always motivated by the Spirit (Holy Spirit).  Membership, in terms of having one’s name recorded somewhere or receiving special benefits as a result of membership, is foreign to the koinonia of Acts.  Believers are partners with one another in Christ, therefore partakers of Christ’s nature and mission.


Scripture Text (NLT):  Acts 2:42-47, John 13:34-35; 1 John 2:7-14; Galatians 6:1-10; Romans 12:9-21


Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:7-8

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September 7, 2014                     First Sunday of New Church Year


Characteristics of a Servant Church

Acts 2:42-47


Synopsis:   Today we celebrate the commissioning of several members in our congregation who are stepping into various roles in the life of the church.  It is not a new experience for many of them.  They are the ones who serve faithfully in many different roles in the life of the church year after years.  Thank You for your faithfulness to the work of the church.

      Today I want to start a three part sermon series dealing with various characteristics of the church pertaining to the local congregation.  My key text for the series comes from Acts 2:42.  Today I will talk about the servant aspects of the life of the church.  There are four characteristics that I will be presenting today:

1.      Fall in Love With the Master

2.      Commit the Master’s Teaching to Memory

3.      Take the Master’s Words to Heart

4.      Put the Master’s Teachings Into Action

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but one presented to challenge believers to live out their faith in Jesus Christ.


Scripture Text (NLT):  Acts 2:42-47; Revelation 2:1-7;


Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47

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