• Blake Inscore

    Contributing sermons since Sep 1, 2008
Blake's church

First Baptist Church
Crescent City, California 95531

About Blake
  • Education: I graduated with a BA in Bible from Grand Canyon University.
  • Experience: I was called to the ministry in 1983 and have served in 7 Churches over the past 25 years. We began our journey in Oregon, moved to Arizona, and then to California.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Hey, if there’s anything here you can use to glorify God and minister to people then go for it!
  • Family: My wife Lenea and I have been married 25 years. We are now empty-nesters with all three of our children in different parts of the world. Our oldest daughter, Brittany lives in Stockton where she works as a banquet server and a part-time Church Secretary. Our son is in the U.S. Marines and just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. Our younger daughter, Lindsay is a freshman in college at Yellowstone Baptist College in Billings, MT.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents were members of my first Church (a Church they started) and so they heard me preach a lot when I was young. When they have visited in later years they have always said good things. Both my sister (Episcopalian) and my brother (Presbyterian) are also in the ministry, and are effective communicators. Dad and Mom have always supported us and encouraged us.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: That they are a reflection of me, my personality, my humor, my passion.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Never preach "at" your people.
  • Books that have had an impact: In His Steps (Charles Sheldon) Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire (Jim Cymbala)
  • Hobbies: I enjoy fishing (again! now that I’m on the coast), playing golf, and playing music.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: In my first Church during the summer we opened the windows because we had no air conditioning. A lady in in the Church was deathly afraid of bees. A bee assumed that an open window was an open invitation, and flew into the window next to where the lady was seated. (I wasn’t aware of any of this as I began my sermon) As I was making a powerful point the bee buzzed right in front of the lady who jumped up into the pew and yelled, "Whoa! Whoa! Help me! Help me!" I would have loved to have kept the bee, that was as much excitement was I’ve ever got during a sermon!
  • What I want on my tombstone: He finished well!
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  • Making Each Day Count--Part 1

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    This is the first part in a series of messages on practical Christian living from Psalm 119.

    MAKING EACH DAY COUNT Wisdom for Life from God’s Word PSALM 119 Part 1: LIFE Introduction: Today I want to begin a series of messages called "Making Each Day Count: Wisdom for Life from God’s Word." Our focus is on the important part that the Bible plays in being a follower of Jesus Christ. more

  • Resolutions 2009--Part 2

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    In this second part to our focus on challenges for the New Year we look at three more spiritual resolutions we need to make and keep in 2009.

    Resolutions for 2009--Part II Proverbs 3:1-10 Introduction: Well, we are now a full week into 2009 and I’m guessing we have begun to settle in, and with the exception of writing the wrong date on our checks, 2009 seems much like 2008. Even so, I would like to continue with our study in more

  • Resolutions 2009--Part 1

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    As we begin the New Year I want to provide some spiritual resolutions I believe we need to make and keep in 2009.

    Resolutions for 2009--Part I Proverbs 3:1-10 Introduction: Today is the first Sunday of 2009. I don’t know about you, but it seems that time just keeps moving faster and faster. As we celebrated this past week at my parent’s house, it was hard to believe that Blake Jr. has already been in the more

  • The Power For Discipleship

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    This is the sixth and final in our discipleship series and it focuses on the fact that don’t have the power to be faithful followers of Jesus but His Holy Spirit does.

    Discipleship 101 Part 6 The Power for Discipleship Luke 24:44-53 Introduction: When I had originally laid out my plans for this series of messages on Discipleship it was my intent to conclude with last weeks message on the prize of discipleship to be the final one in the series. The Lord more

  • What Does Lordship Require Pt 3 (Sermon 7)

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Within the context of addressing how Christians are supposed to behave, and specifically how they are to relate in a "Christ-like" manner with one another, Paul says, it’s all about submitting to the Lord.

    essons In Lordship Part 7 What Does Lordship Require of Me? (Pt 3) Introduction: Today we are going to finish up our study on the Lordship of Christ. While this series of sermons may conclude, I can assure you, the topic of Lordship is going to be something we face every day. So far in our more

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  • Mark Twain Was Asked His Opinion On The Raising ...

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2008

    Mark Twain was asked his opinion on the raising of children. With his typical wit Twain offered this homey philosophy: “Things run along pretty smoothly until your kid reaches thirteen. That’s the time you need to stick ‘em in a barrel, hammer the lid down nice and snug, and more

  • One Of My Favorite Stories Is About A Young ...

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2008

    One of my favorite stories is about a young seminary student who was terrified of speaking in front of others. He waited until his last semester to taking his preaching class, knowing that he would have to get up and present a sermon. His professor tried to reassure him that God would give him the more