• Adam Deibert

    Contributing sermons since Apr 2, 2003
Adam's church

Sherwood Park/ Mill Woods Seventh-day Adventist Churches
Sherwood Park, *Province/Other T8A 0X1
(780) 467-2355

About Adam
  • Education: I completed my BA in Religious Studies at Canadian University College (Lacombe, AB) in 2002. I completed my Masters of Divinity degree at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI) in 2007.
  • Experience: I arrived at my current district in September of 2007, where I serve as the pastor of two congregations. Prior to this I had the privilege of pastoring the Edmonton South Seventh-day Adventist Church from 2002 until 2005, during which time I served as the associate pastor (2002-2003) and the acting senior pastor (2003-2005).
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: It is my desire to use my sermons to challenge people in their study of Scripture - to look past the common things we think and assumptions when we read familiar passages, and find deeper truths God wants for us. I hope you’re challenged to look at God’s Word more carefully, and see greater truths as a result.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: (I’ll have to think about that; there have been a couple of good ones).
  • Family: I have the privilege of being married to my wife, Angela, since 1999, and together we raise two wonderful children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I think they enjoy them; they haven’t heard me preach a lot (they live in another town). But they’ve said they enjoyed the times they have heard me preach.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: To be honest, with two children to keep occupied and quiet during church, my wife tells me she really doesn’t get to follow my sermons much. She does say, however, that when she is able to tune in, they usually sound good and make sense.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Any sermon that doesn’t end with an appeal that involves some sort of decision or call to action, is only a lecture. True preaching should always result in those listening making some sort of decision to change.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Desire of Ages, by Ellen G. White; The Great Controversy, by Ellen G. White; Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, by Ellen G. White; Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis; The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis; In the Name of Jesus, by Henri Nouwen
  • Hobbies: I enjoy singing (solo or choral music) and drama.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: (Hmmm... gotta get back to you on that one too).
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I don’t usually use PowerPoint when I’m preaching, and when I do it’s usually only one or two slides. One time I had a single slide of a diagram of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem, which was very important to the sermon. Twice I had to refer to it, and both times it failed to show on the screen. In each case, I didn’t realise it right away, and was referring to an image the congregation couldn’t see. After several failed attempts, the tech support person overrode my remote and changed it manually.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Awaiting Jesus’ call on Resurrection Morning [it’s what’s on my Grandpa’s; he shaped my early Christian experience]
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Newest Sermons

  • Prisoners Of War

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    A "behind-the-scenes" look at the cosmic battle over planet earth, and how we can be sure to overcome in the end.

    I’m sure you all remember how, just a couple of weeks ago, the world watched with anxious attention, awaiting news of the fates of 15 members of the British Royal Navy who were captured after supposedly entering Iranian waters. The crew of the HMS Cornwall were taken into Iranian custody and held more

  • A Deeper Revelation

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Our attitude toward the book of Revelation determines how we will study it, and what we will get out of our study. Revelation itself teaches us how to study its contents.

    Anyone who is familiar with the music of the Beatles likely knows the song “Yellow Submarine”. The song, released in 1966, was a chart-topper in the United Kingdom as well as the United States, holding the #1 position on British billboards for four weeks, and staying on the charts for another 13. more

  • Gifts & Service

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Loving others means giving of ourselves for the benefit of another. What we choose to give is a reflection of how much we really love them, & ultimately reflects how much we love God.

    This is the last sermon in our series, “Loving others…and letting them know it.” Throughout this series, we have seen the importance of unconditional love, and we have learned practical yet meaningful ways of expressing this love – from a handshake, to a kind word, to time spent together in more

  • The Gift Of Presence

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Building relationships means spending time together, and this means more than just once a week. A sermon to encourage personal and corporate growth among the church - with God and each other.

    This is the fourth sermon in a series entitled “Loving others…and letting them know it.” The purpose of this series has been to understand what true Christian love is, as well as specific ways in which we can express that love to others so that they will actually know without a doubt that they are more

  • Apples Of Gold

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    "Like apples of gold in settings of silver", our words are meant to inspire others, to encourage them, and to convey words of love.

    Now that winter is moving in, we will begin to enjoy the host of activities that come with the snow and cold weather: skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, and snowball fights, to name a few. But there is another activity that captures the interests of many during the winter months, and that is seeing more

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  • You Know, I Have Met Many A Christian Who Are ...

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    You know, I have met many a Christian who are pew-potatoes. Have you ever heard of a pew-potato? Like a couch-potato, who is content to sit in front of a television, never doing anything, a pew-potato is content to come to church from week to week, sit for a few minutes and listen to a sermon, more

  • In A Native Village, It Was Discovered That There ...

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    In a native village, it was discovered that there was a thief in thier midst. The chief decreed that whoever was caught stealing in the village would be punished with 15 lashes. Late one night, the chief was awakened and told that the thief had been caught. To his horror, the chief discovered more

  • Could The Veil Be Lifted, We Would See That ...

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    “Could the veil be lifted, we would see that angels of God are around us to preserve us from unseen dangers. Thousands of times has their care been especially manifested for us in our warfare with the agencies more

  • A Story Is Told About A Meeting Satan Had With ...

    Contributed on May 7, 2004
    based on 2 ratings

    A story is told about a meeting Satan had with his chief demons. Christianity was spreading rapidly and growing fervently, and they needed to devise a way to undermine the work. The arch deceiver called for suggestions. “We could bring some more hypocrites into the church” said one. “No,” said more

  • Anyone Who Knows The History Of The Adventist ...

    Contributed on May 7, 2004
    based on 12 ratings

    Anyone who knows the history of the Adventist church knows that our founders started out believing they knew when Jesus would return. As they studied the prophecies of the Word of God, they became convinced that His return was imminent. When it didn’t happen as expected – that day we mark as the more