• Anthony Collins

    Contributing sermons since Oct 15, 2011
Anthony's church

The House of Worship
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

About Anthony
  • Education: MAOM
  • Experience: Bi-vocational senior pastor.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that God speaks to you and uses you to speak to others because of what He has given me to say. These are not my words, but words inspired by the Holy Spirit. To God be the glory for the things He has done.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Authentic Christian Behavior - Who Am I
  • One of my favorite illustrations: There was a world famous gorilla fighter who had never lost a match. Even though he had wrestled gorillas that were several times his weight. He was asked what was his secret. He responded that most gorilla wrestlers only wrestle until they get tired - which causes them to loose. His secret was that wrestled until the gorilla got tired - it was at this point that he was able to prevail. This is true for us in our spiritual battle. We can't quit when we get tired, only when our enemy gets tired
  • Family: Married for 30 plus years with two married daughters.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Neither lived long enough to hear me preach. If they can hear them from the balcony of heaven I am sure that they both are pleased.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is transformed by them. She sees me as her pastor, as a man of God and not her husband as I stand to declare the word of God.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don't try to be something or someone that you are not. Prepare, but leave room for the Holy Spirit.
  • Books that have had an impact: God Chasers by Tommy Tenney, Kingdom Principles by Miles Munroe, The Three Battlegrounds by Francis Frangipane, The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer, Unshakable Man by Ron Auch, Victory Over The Darkness by Neil T. Anderson, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, Active Spirituality by Charles R. Swindol, Your God Is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan and others.
  • Hobbies: Golf, writing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus Christ is real. His Word is true. He is faithful to His word and nothing else really matters.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Obeident child of God.
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  • Locked Up, But Coming Out

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2012

    Encouragement to trust in Jesus Christ

    Galatians 3:22-23 NIV IT’S LOCKED UP, BUT IT’S COMING OUT I. Locked Up In Trails (Peter – “think it not strange concerning the fiery trials”) A. Disappointment – distress – rebellion – overwhelming sorrow - loneliness B. Death of the more

  • Knocked Down But Not Defeated

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2012
    based on 11 ratings

    Encouragement in the time of trouble

    1Samuel 30:1-6 KNOCKED DOWN – BUT NOT DEFEATED (I CAME TO GET MY STUFF) I. The Enemy Is Winning (vs. 1-5) A. Continual enemy the Amalikites…Israel/King Saul… B. Destroy Messianic – (Pharaoh, Haman, Herod, Hitler) C. Attacked David at his home… D. Took more

  • I Can't Stay Here

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Too often we allow our painful past to hold us hostage to the moment of our pain. We are hurt or offended and are seriously challenged to move past the pain to a place of wholeness. It is only from a place of wellness that we can complete God's purpose

    Hear the Word - Momentarially committed – then we get distracted We find ourselves in the same place…stuck for years (gossip, unforgive, complain) Jezebel - Lazy - read the bible - sleep vs. SMBS – watch TV vs. praying…excuses, lie vs. the truth… We know we need more