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Tony Vila

Contributor since: Jul 22, 2008
Denomination: Assembly of God

About Tony Vila

Education: Global University, Springfield Missouri/ Berean School

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I try to be as real as possible and cut to the core. We need to reach the lost for Jesus quickly - We need to be relevant but true to the inherrent and truefull Word of God in the Bible.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Anything by Pastor Donny Granberry

One of my favorite illustrations: Man walked by workers at construction site - asked worker what are you doing with that piece of concrete-- I’m shaping it down here so it will fit in up there. Shaping you down here so you can fit in up there!!!

Family: Kristie Vila ( wife ) , Colin ( son ) , Melody and Lyric ( Daughters).

What my parents think of my sermons: They are at every service. My Catholic mother has been worshiping with her hands up to Jesus!

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I preach mostly in Spanish now , so she doesnt really understand them :) She likes it when i get excited , Likes my 3 point format and the way I use exegisis mainly - she really likes the way I am improving the craft. Great supporter

Best advice given to me about preaching: You are presenting your case before a grand jury. Give all details as accurately as possible and present your case as best as you can - Drop the bomb at the end and win the case!!!!! We are here to preach the Word, the whole Word and nothing but the Word.

Books that have had an impact: Vernon Mcgee Thru the Bible, Pulpit Commentary, Systematic Theology, John Maxwell

Hobbies: Sermon writing, Songwriting

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Everyone needs to let go of every single ounce of will in their lives and give it to God completely. Bound on earth - Bound in heaven, Loose on earth Loose in Heaven . Let it go and God can work on it. Hang on to it and He cant touch it no matter how bad you want Him to!

Something funny that happened while preaching: Knocked water glass over.

What I want on my tombstone: Chased after God - God finally turned around and Hugged Him