• Aaron Vanstrien

    Contributing sermons since Apr 27, 2005
Aaron's church

Frankfort First Church of the Nazarene
Frankfort, Indiana 46041

About Aaron
  • Education: I am graduating Mid America Nazarene University this May with a degree in youth and family ministry.
  • Experience: I have served as a Youth pastor and a pastor in Illinois, and now I am at KC Central.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Be gracious!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I don’t know if this means a sermon that we have done or one that we have heard. I don’t know.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: This is hard because all of my illustrations come from my own life. I guess if I had to pick I say a guy throw a pine apple through a 4 foot mirror one time to represent how our perfect humanity we ruined in the fall.
  • Family: I am married to the love of my life Diane Michelle VanStrien. No kids yet, maybe someday.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They think they are pretty good although I think they lie sometimes
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She does not like to sit through them, she also says I am a bad story teller. I beg to differ though
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be John the Baptist and point the people to Christ.
  • Books that have had an impact: Messy Spiritually by Mike Yaconelli, Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli, The Unnessarcy Pastor by Eugene Peterson, Contemplative Youth Minstry by Mark Yaconelli, Calling and Character by Will Willimon. Just to name a few.
  • Hobbies: Shooting hoops, watching movies, and dancing, but not really the dancing part.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would talk about all the God has done for us.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Preached with my fly unzipped.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Pepporoni and Sasuge
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Newest Sermons

  • I'll Wash Yours, If You Wash Mine.

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Being the church requires we show one another the full extent of our love.

    I’ll wash yours if you wash mine. Thinking about last week and the verse John 13:34 and 35 where Jesus says “A new command I give you love one another as I have loved you. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” We talked loving each other as Jesus loved us more

  • Like A Kid Again

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Become like a Kid before Jesus.

    Like a Kid Again Christmas Story Image that we are all 5 years old again and it is Christmas Eve and we have all been eagerly anticipating Santa for weeks. The Christmas tree it all lit up and the stockings are in the right place. We get all excited and we set out the milk and the cookies more

  • Gift Of Oddness

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    In Jesus we are called to be odd, are we going to embrace that oddness?

    The Gift of Oddness Odd- Strange or unusual in appearance, behavior, not part of the regular usual or required Story about Dan The his forth grade class every once in a while they would have dancing and the boys and the girls would line up on opposite sides of the class and then the more

  • Radical Abandon

    Contributed on May 1, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Jesus Radically Abandon all that he was so that we could have Life.

    Radical Abandon #1 I. To give up or surrender to the extreme. II. Matthew 9:27-30 Jesus Radically Abandons to restore our sight. a. Jesus is followed by theses two blind guys and they are begging him for Help and they follow Him into the house. b. more