Immanuel Southern Baptist Church

A Caring Church for a Hurting World

  • Permalinks

  • Archives

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

    Kid Mack on Notes about Eric Liddell
    Jimmy Weber on Audio Sermons Being Uploa…
    Donita Lewis on Food Pantry Ministry Closes…
    Rick on Immanuel or Emmanuel? Which is…
    S.Curry on Immanuel or Emmanuel? Which is…
  • RSS Joshua Project

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • The Baptist Top 1000

  • Categories

  • Top Posts

  • Visitors

    website statistics
  • Subscribe

  • Facebook

Posts Tagged ‘Baptist’

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on September 15, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “What on Earth Are You Doing for Heaven’s Sake?”, based on Matthew 6:19-21:

  • Many people lost everything they had in Hurricane Ike
  • Some folks who lost “everything”, really lost everything; others only lost their possessions
  • When we store up wealth and possessions here on earth, they can easily be taken away
  • When we store up treasures in Heaven, they’ll be there for all eternity.
  • You can tell where your heart is by looking at your checkbook and at your daily planner.

You can listen to the morning sermon here, or by clicking the audio player below:

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “Work as to the Lord” based on Ephesians 6:5-9 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Faithfulness | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on August 26, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Mean What You Say”, based on Matthew 5:33-37.

  • Oaths and vows became a way for people to lie.
  • If people swore “by God”, then they were answerable to God.
  • If people sower “by heaven” or “by Jerusalem”, they could get away with lying.
  • Jesus said to mean what you say.
  • Jesus said to not swear at all, just simply tell the truth all the time.
  • Let your “yes” be a real “yes”, and your “no” be a real “no.  Don’t make it conditional.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below.

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “Love and Respect” based on Ephesians 5:22-33 here, or by click on the audio player below.

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Truth | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Edna McMillan Offering Goals Announced

Posted by Rick on July 30, 2008

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has announced the goals for the 2008 Edna McMillan State Missions Offering.  The statewide goal is $1,050,000.  The “Hallelujah Goal is $1,100,000.

The time for salvation is today. Now is the time to share the Gospel with those in Oklahoma who need Christ. Through your support of the Oklahoma State Missions Offering, nearly 30 ministries seize the opportunity to share Christ each day. Whether it’s a Disaster Relief volunteer, resources for our emerging generation, a new church plant or a Strategic Focus Community partnership, the Oklahoma State Missions Offering funds go above and beyond your regular tithe to provide additional funding to impact lostness in our state.

Our statewide goal is $1,050,000. Through the offering, Oklahoma Baptists are:

  1. Impacting areas all over our world and state effected by natural disaster
  2. Seeking to engage the Emerging Generation that is disappearing from our churches
  3. Planting new churches that embrace social, economic, and cultural distinctives in order to bridge the gap between Christ and the lost
  4. Inspiring, training, and funding associational churches to strategically focus on specific unchurched communities through Church Planting, Outreach Evangelism and Outreach Sunday School

Begin praying today and ask the Lord how He would have you support the Oklahoma State Missions Offering because “Now Is The Time!” Let’s make a difference in our state and see our world changed!

Posted in Missions, News, Offering | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 28, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “The Unforgivable Sin” based on Matthew 12:22-32,

  • God will forgive every sin, except one.
  • Many people are confused about what that one sin is.
  • People think it might be a secret abortion, murder, abuse, or something else.
  • Jesus explains that the unforgivable sin is rejecting the Holy Spirit’s conviction of your sin and of the forgiveness through Jesus.
  • All other sins can be forgiven.
  • If you deny Jesus, it won’t be forgiven.

You can listen to the sermon here, or by clicking on the audio player below.

Sunday evening’s sermon, “Lay Aside the Old Self” based on Ephesians 4:17-24 is available to listen to here or by clicking on the audio player below.

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Forgiveness, Grace, Salvation, Sin | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

An “Extra” Sermon

Posted by Rick on July 24, 2008

Here is a “bonus” sermon.  Well, actually, it is from July 6th, evening service, and I neglected to post it until now.  The sermon was “More Than We Can Expect” based on Ephesians 3:14-21.  You can listen to it by clicking here or by clicking on the audio player below.

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Sunday Message | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 21, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “The Cost of Sacrifice” based on II Samuel 24:

  • Innocent people can suffer the consequences of your sin.
  • Your sin requires payment from God.
  • David couldn’t use the gift of someone to make his burnt offering; he had to pay it himself.
  • We are blessed because Jesus has paid the sacrifice for our sin, if we only accept Him.
  • Any sacrifice we make will not be good enough for God.  Jesus made (and was) the perfect sacrifice.

You can listen to “The Cost of Sacrifice” here or by clicking on the audio player below.

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “Same-Same, but Different” based on Ephesians 4:7-16 here or by clicking on the audio player below.

Posted in Bits & Bytes | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 15, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “A Vision for the Future” based on Jeremiah 29:11-14:

  • God has a plan for us.
  • We ignore God’s plan and try to implement our own instead.
  • Our plan fails.
  • God rescues us.
  • We submit to God’s plan.
  • We find success in God’s plan.
  • We should go with God’s plan in the first place.

If you would like to listen to this sermon, you may click here or click on the audio player below:

You can listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “A Walk That’s Worthy” here or by clicking on the audio player below:

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Outreach, Revival, Servanthood | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 8, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Jesus: the One and Only” based on John 14:1-7.

  • Jesus said He was THE way, THE truth, and THE life.
  • If you want to get to God, you have to go through Jesus.
  • True Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship.
  • The difference between Christianity and other religions is that God reached down to have mercy on mankind.  Other religions teach you have to work your way to God or win His merit.
  • People think that different religions are just different paths up the same mountain with God as their goal.  There is only one road that leads to God: Jesus.
  • Some people think that good intentions will get you to Heaven.  The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
  • Some people believe that Jesus simply opened the gates of Heaven giving us the opportunity to earn our way in.  God’s word says that salvation is a “gift of God” and not as a result of anything you do, so that you can’t brag about it.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below.

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Grace, Salvation | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on June 10, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Lukewarm Christianity” based on Revelation 3:14-20:

  • In many ways, the Laodicea was like America; self-sufficient and not lacking much.
  • The Church at Laodicea was criticized by Jesus for it’s lack of effectiveness, not it’s lack of fervor.
  • Jesus said that the church’s ineffectiveness made Him so sick He could vomit.
  • Too often, we, as Americans, put our faith in our wealth.
  • We often don’t seek God because He has blessed us so much, that we don’t think we even need God.
  • We must repent of this attitude and re-affirm our committment to God and His Great Commission.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the player below.

(There is an audio problem for the first 10 minutes of the sermon, but it gets better)

You can listen to Sunday evening sermon “The Eyes of Your Heart” here or by clicking on the player below:

http://www.mypodcast.com/members/file-243468

Posted in Bits & Bytes, Great Commission, Revival | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

An Extra Sermon

Posted by Rick on May 20, 2008

I finally got the evening sermon from May 11uploaded yesterday. It is “Don’t Forget” based on Judges 8. It has to do with not forgetting that God is God and all that He has done for you. It calls upon the believer to return to God if he has gone astray. It talks about how we abandon God and His work to go to our own devices, our own abilities, and our own pursuits. How quickly we place the worship of things, (even the KJV Bible!) above God!You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the player below.

Posted in Pastor, Sunday Message | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »