• Allen Patterson

    Contributing sermons since Mar 17, 2005
Allen's church

Wayside Community Church
Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137

About Allen
  • Education: 1985, Bachelors of Arts in Christian Missions from Covenant Foundation College, Greenfield, Indiana. 1993, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa (Marshalltown campus)
  • Experience: 1980 to 1985 On-the-job training in Community Outreach, Sermon preparation and delivery, Music/voice lessons, Music Ministry, Worship planning, Sunday School teaching, Nursing Homes Outreach. 1985 to 1987 Pastoral Internship with New Hope Church of the Bible Covenant, Oklahoma City, OK 1987 to 1988 Interim Pastor at Community Bible Fellowship, Columbia, SC 1998 to 2004 Assisant Pastor/Supportive Ministries Director at Harrison Avenue Christian Church, Corydon, IN
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Mom thinks I should write a book....
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My number 1 fan....
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Be yourself, and don’t get closed into a box. Just show people that you love them."
  • Hobbies: Computer Graphics, Internet Technology, Web-based Marketing
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  • By The Amazing Grace Of God

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    A message of hope with testimonies of how God’s Amazing Grace reached everyday people.

    By The Amazing Grace of God 1 Corinthians 15:1-14; Ephesians 4:7; Psalms 84:11 Well today I’m not really going to preach to you. God let me know very clear that I was not to preach. I just want to talk to you about some things I’ve been thinking about. I’ve been thinking about grace all week more

  • After

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 130 ratings

    Fear, forgiveness and faith AFTER the crucifixion of Christ.

    Your best friend just got murdered - executed, in fact. You could have helped him escape, but you ran instead. You’re angry and disappointed, not only in yourself, but in your friend. He said he could handle it. He said he was big enough to avoid it. He said he was God. Or at least, that’s what you more

  • The Work Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2006

    The function and person of the Holy Spirit.

    Intro Let me begin by telling you a story about a man who was going skydiving for the first time. He had taken all his lessons and it was time for his first solo jump. So he jumped out of the plane, but he panicked and couldn’t remember how to open his parachute. As he was falling rapidly to the more

  • The Prayers Of The Righteous

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Prayer changes the course of events, changes the nature of circumstances and changes me.

    Most of us treat prayer like the five-year old. One mother writes, “As my five year old son and I were headed to McDonald’s one day, we passed a car accident. Usually when we see something terrible like that, we say a prayer for those who might be hurt, so I pointed and said to my son, “We should more

  • Finding Faith In Hard Times

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Keeping our Faith in the face of emotional turmoil

    Job 23:10-14; Psalm 22:1-5; Hebrews 4:12-16 Introduction When I hear the words of the scriptures in today’s passages, I am reminded of the deep feelings of grief and sorrow that Job and David experienced. Job, the perfect man, as the Bible says, was feeling abandoned by God. David felt as if more

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  • Jon Gordon – America's Energy Coach, Who Was ...

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2006

    Jon Gordon – America’s Energy Coach, who was recently on CNN, tells how he came to Christ. He says, “I grew up Jewish and followed the new age path for awhile but found it unfulfilling. After becoming a speaker and author I tried to break into speaking in all the non-Christian conferences but was more

  • A Wall Or Bridge

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2006

    A Wall Or Bridge They say a wife and husband, bit by bit, Can rear between themselves a mighty wall, So thick they cannot speak with ease through it, Nor can they see across it, it stands so tall. Its nearness frightens them, but each alone Is powerless to tear its bulk away; and each more

  • The Busy, Harried Pace Of Jesus' Last Week In ...

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2005

    The busy, harried pace of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem reminds me of a recent trip back home to Oklahoma. In the 22 years of our marriage, we have never been to Grandma and Grandpa’s house without someone else in the family coming into town to see us as well. Some cousin, or Uncle, or friend comes more