Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

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February 11, 2018 Why Him? 2 Kings 5:13-14 Synopsis: Have you ever asked the question “Why Him?” Sure you have. That question had to be floating around among the people of Judah in reference to this story of the healing of Naaman (23 Kings 5:1-14). On the one hand we all want to know “Why do bad things happen to good people.” And on the other hand, “Why do good things happen to bad people?” Those questions only get intensified when the questions center around our enemies. Jesus seems to deal with the questions by simply saying good and bad happens to all of us (Matthew 5:44-46). It seems that there is no shortage of people who know better than God how God ought to act. The story illustrates the need for a witness even to our enemies so that the Glory of the Lord will be revealed. The prophet didn’t act the way Naaman thought he should. The prophet made no impressive gyrations nor uttered any enchantments and asked for no tributes to be paid. It just didn’t happen the way Naaman thought it would, but it did happen when he did what he was instructed to do. Now that is a witness we need to pay attention to. Jesus healed lepers too. It didn’t happen the way the ones being healed thought it should. But it too happened for a witness (Mark 1:40-45). The question I am left with is this, “What have we done as a result of our healing?” Have we been faithful to do what our Savior asked us to do? Text (NIV): 2 Kings 5:1-14; Matthew 5:44-46; Mark 1:40-45 Scripture Reading: Psalm 30:10-12

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