• Al Lowe

    Contributing sermons since Feb 14, 2003
Al's church

Military Chapel
Belton, Texas 76513

About Al
  • Education: Completed undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky with minors in Philosophy and History. Earned a Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (SBTS, ’85) with a directed study in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (WTS, ’97) writting my dissertation on "Responsible Christian Financial Stewardship" in the Pastoral Ministry department. Military education includes Chaplain Basic (’82); Chaplain Career Course (’92); Combined Arms Staff Service School; Command and General Staff Officers College.
  • Experience: Prior to entering the Army in 1985, I served several churches in Kentucky as Pastor and Staff Minister. Military ministry includes Battalion Chaplain, Brigade Chaplain, Operations Officer, Senior Instructor at the Chaplain School, Deputy to the Command Chaplain.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I attempt to identify the main thought (sermon sentence, PROPOSITION), set the goal (OBJECTIVE) and stick to the point. All sermons must answer the question, "So what?" I give concentrated effort to avoid "rabbit chasing." Everything - illustrations, points, thoughts are designed to lead the worshipper to discover and put into one’s personal relationship a deeper relationship with the Lord through the proclaimed word.
  • Family: Married to Linda in 1967. Have three children and seven grandchildren.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: A very honest critic - she is the most truthful about the ’good’ or ’less than good’ proclamation of the Word.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Stick to the scripture! Too many people have a tendency to preach what they think important at the risk of missing the point of the scripture. Do Your Homework! Nothing beats doing the necessare and required study time of reading, writing, and researching a specific scripture to discover what it is that the Lord is actually presenting. Preach Christ! There is no value added or relationships gained when the preacher is trying to be impressive.
  • Hobbies: Motorcycle riding - I have a Harley-Davidson. Racketball - play daily with other soldiers and retirees. Golf - my wife and I play once a week when mission and weather allow.
  • What I want on my tombstone: May God get the Glory!
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  • Faith Is The Victory

    Contributed on May 25, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    Those born of God overcome the world

    1 John 5:1-6 PROPOSITION: Whoever is born of God overcomes the world. OBJECTIVE: To live in faith. The Gospel of John and the 3 epistles of John remind the reader that from the beginning, the word of God has become flesh in Jesus Christ. And as in life, this revelation, God’s word, does not more

  • In Jesus' Name

    Contributed on May 13, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    There is not other name under heaven given by which one is saved.

    Acts 4:5-12 (12) PROPOSITION: By Christ you are saved. OBJECTIVE: To lead the church to Christ. The time following Easter and Pentecost is a time of the birth of the primitive church. It is also a time we consider the basics of our own, personal beliefs and why we believe it. The first few more

  • Repent

    Contributed on May 7, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    The Believer must Spiritually Repent

    Acts 3:12-19 PROPOSITION: The believer must spiritually repent. OBJECTIVE: To understand the concept of repent. The gist of this section of scripture is Peter and John’s healing experience and Peter’s second sermon. There are no less than three major themes presented here. In no particular more

  • One Heart & Soul

    Contributed on Apr 29, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    The church is one in heart and soul.

    Acts 4:32-35 PROPOSITION: The church is one in heart and soul. OBJECTIVE: To lead the church to be one in heart and soul. The scripture readings for the next several weeks are of the primitive church following the ascension of our Lord on the Day of Pentecost. Prior to today’s reading, Peter more

  • New Covenant

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 58 ratings

    God will establigh a new covenant; Jesus Christ is that new covenant

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 PROPOSITION: God will establish a new covenant. OBJECTIVE: To recognize Christ as the new covenant. As important as John 3:14-20 (16) is to the Bible as a whole, scholars would generally acclaim this passage from Jeremiah as one of the most important of the entire Old more