• Andy Atkins

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2001
Andy's church

Fairview Baptist Church
Dobson, North Carolina 27017

About Andy
  • Education: BME, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC Currently pursuing a DMin at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Experience: Eleven years in church music Five years in ministry to youth and children Eight years in pastoral ministry
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Jerry Vines (2/99): Your New Millennium Rescue Package (Titus 2:11-15) First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Family: Wife, Tracy, is a Registered Nurse Two daughters: Samantha (9) and Lydia (7) One son: Daniel (3)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Stand up. Speak up. Shut up. - my dad (et. al.)
  • Books that have had an impact: Revival! ed. by John Avant, Malcolm McDow, & Alvin Reid (Broadman & Holman, 1996).
  • Hobbies: Playing with the kids, listening to great music of all kinds, and piddling in the yard.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: My daughter was helping her friend go to the restroom during a sermon a few weeks back. Somewhere between, "Come on, Jenny!" and "You said you hadda go potty!" my entire train of thought (along with that of our congregation) went right on out the window. It took us all a minute to regroup.
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  • What Kind Of Wisdom?

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 134 ratings

    There are really only two kinds of wisdom. Which kind do you have?

    James 3:13-18 What Kind of Wisdom? ATTENTION: Charles Steinmetz designed the generators for Henry Ford’s automobile plants. One day those generators ground to a halt. Not one of Ford’s engineers could get them up and running again. Ford contacted Steinmetz, who came, tinkered more

  • War And Peace

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 119 ratings

    A look at conflict without and within, and a pathway to real peace between a Christian and God.

    War and Peace James 4:1-10 James begins the fourth chapter of his epistle with the question, “Where do wars and fights come from?” Have you ever stopped to consider that question? I thought about it as well. I read the following statistical data this week regarding national and international more

  • The Problem With Partiality

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2001
    based on 159 ratings

    God is no respecter of persons, and he expects no less for his church!

    The Problem with Partiality James 2:1-13 Are you a fair-minded individual? Do you oppose discrimination? Chances are that most of us alive today would describe ourselves as impartial and fair in most senses. But are we really as fair as we like to think? Suppose that today a cook from the more

  • Is Your Faith Alive Or Dead?

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2001
    based on 105 ratings

    How can you know for sure if you are a Christian? James has a pretty good idea . . .

    Is Your Faith Alive or Dead? James 2:14-26 Suppose I were to stand before you today and hold up this object (in this case, a piece of chewing gum) and tell you that it is a piece of gum. How would you know that what I am saying is true? You could assume that I am telling the truth because more

  • Word Power!

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2001
    based on 88 ratings

    What to do with God’s Word as we seek a more mature walk with Christ.

    Word Power! James 1:19-27 There are a lot of lessons we can learn from the field of medicine. By collecting a list of symptoms and various indicators throughout the body, a doctor can diagnose and treat a disease with remarkable accuracy. As the field advances, more diseases which often proved more

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