Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast

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

The Podcasts

Let me invite you to join us as we go back in time and place to hear again the good news as we tell portions of the story of Jesus’ ministry. The first scene on the main stage will feature a setting like the Sermon on the Mount. In this scene you will hear Jesus’ invitation that will be carried throughout the program, “Come follow me.” First the Emmanuel Kid’s Choir will respond to his invitation with song then find acceptance as they join him at the top of the stage. Next you will hear Jesus share portions of the Beatitudes and His teaching concerning prayer. Following the morning offering scene two will focus on a meeting room up in the baptistery area. There you will see and hear from Peter, John, Andrew and Nicodemus as each one shares special insights about life with Jesus. This is also when they will be introducing a brand-new song written by our very own minister of music Dr. Mark Hussung, Come and See. The final scene will feature the Upper Room where Peter shares more of his story and sings Peter’s Song (also written by Mark Hussung). Other Disciples will join him in singing and then Jesus will lead us in the celebration of The Last Supper. We hope all of you will join us as we eat the bread and drink from the cup of The Remembrance.

Direct download: ebc_podcast_3_25_18.mp3
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March 11, 2018

Look Up and Live

John 3:14-15


Synopsis: The title of my sermon today is “Look Up and Live.”  I admit it sounds more like a warning to all those who text while driving.  We know better, but…we’ve been bitten by the technology bug and feel the need to be constantly in touch.

      In case you’re wondering, no this is not part of a sermon series on smart phones.  Though maybe it should be.  “Look Up and Live” comes right out of the text of the Lord’s message to Moses.  You see, the Lord knows looking up to Him is the place to begin whenever His people are surrounded by troubles.  The way out of our troubles isn’t found in them.  The way out of our troubles is found in HIM (Exodus 21:4-9).  You see, I believe this story is not just about Moses, the people of Israel in their wilderness wandering and a nest of snakes.  I believe it’s about you and me and the way to the promised land (John 3:14-21).

      How far does one have to go before he or she starts looking in a different direction for help (Psalm 107:17-22)?  What are you waiting on (Ephesians 2:1-10)?


Text: Numbers 21:4-9, NLT; John 3:14-21, ESV; Psalm 107:17-22, NLT; Ephesians 2:1-10, MSG.


Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-3

Direct download: 3_11_18.mp3
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