Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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February 5, 2017                                                                              


A Soup-er Sunday

Isaiah 58:6-7


Synopsis: We like for worship to be the way we like it.  We want certain hymns and a particular style of music.  We want the temperature to be comfortable as well as the seating and of course everything has to work smoothly.  The sermon needs to be uplifting, inspiring, encouraging, comforting, Scriptural, up to date … did I leave out anything?  So, speaking personally, “What does it take to make a “Super Sunday?”  I guess it all depends on who you are talking to. Maybe, we should talk to God.

      Do you know the difference between having a “Super Sunday” and having a “Soup-er Sunday?”  Besides the difference in spelling, I think the big difference is that one is dearer to the heart of God than the other.  We may all tune into the Super Bowl for ball game this evening, but I am convinced that the Soup-er Bowl of Caring is tuned into the hearty of God.


Text (NLT): Isaiah 58:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Isaiah 58:1-12; John 4:23; Matthew 5:13-20; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

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January 29, 2017                                                                              


What’s He Talking About?

Matthew 5:1-12


Synopsis: Have you ever been in a meeting where you were not connecting with the presentation?  Yes, I know you say that every Sunday morning, especially during the sermon time.  Maybe you dozed off and missed a key point or you missed the transition that would have tied it all together.  Instead, you turned to the person next to you and asked, “What’s he talking about?”    

      There is a list of Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) presented at the first of the Sermon on the Mount.  I think Jesus must have used a lot of different beatitudes in various different sermons, each making a particular point.  However, we often miss their point or fail to understand their meaning because we approach them from our carnal mind set or logic and as a result we miss the blessing. 

      Part of our problem is that we are not accustomed to hearing Jesus’ kingdom language.  We need to get use to it. We need it.  Jesus knew that if we would change the way we look at the world we could change the way we experience it.  We have a lot of work to do.


Text (NLT): Matthew 5:1-12; Psalm 37:10-11; Revelations 1:3, 14:13, 16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7, 22:14 (ESV); 1 Corinthians 2:14;


Scripture Reading: Psalm 15

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