Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Who is my Brother?

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

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June 17, 2012                                                                     My Brother Series 2 of 3

 

Who is My Brother

Luke 10:25-37

 

Synopsis:     This is the second sermon in a series dealing with the question of relationships.  “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” was raised by Cain in regards to Able whom he killed.  Today my sermon deals with the question raised by a lawyer in response to the demand of the law to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:25-37) 

        This question of who is my brother is raised in several of Jesus’ parables.  The older brother in Luke 15:11-32 was acting like his brother was dead, but the Father insisted that he was alive. 

        There is a third parable most often identified with judgment (Matthew 25: 31-46).  It is told in reference to the separation of the sheep and the goats.  The distinction of the two groups is drawn from the way they treated Jesus’ brothers.

        I need to be sure you know that I am not using the term “Brother” as a term of gender.  I do not believe the text is trying to limit its lesson to gender specific relationships.  I believe Jesus is present a truth that transcends gender.  In other words I think the lesson of this text crosses the gender barrier, kinship barrier, socio-economic barriers to make a simple point.  Your brother is the person the Father places in your path who needs you or you need him.

 

Scripture Text (NLT):  Luke 10:25-37; 15:11-32; Matthew 25: 31-46

 

 

Blessings,

Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor

 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

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