• Bob Joyce

    Contributing sermons since May 23, 2007
Bob's church

Shady Shores Baptist Church
Shady Shores, Texas 76208

About Bob
  • Education: BCA-Dallas Baptist University, 1988, MDIV-Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX 1994; Postgraduate work toward DMIN in Pastoral Care-Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN; Certified Criminal Justice Chaplain through BGCT.
  • Experience: Returned-August 16,2020 Pastor, First Baptist Church, McAdoo, TX Retired- December 31, 2019 Pastor-Shady Shores Baptist Church, Shady Shores, Texas 2003-present Pastor-Cooper Creek Baptist Church, Denton, Texas 1997-2003 Pastor-Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Irving, Texas 1994-1997 Pastor-Westwood Park Baptist Church, Irving, Texas 1988-1994
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I have never had an original thought in my life. If it helps, I probably got it from somebody else.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: In far North America native people would hunt for wolves by taking a hunting knife and dipping it in fresh blood and letting it freeze. By doing this over and over, a large glob of blood would surround the sharp blade of the knife. The knife would be affixed to remain stationary. When a wolf would come along and begin to lick the blood. As the blood-lust continued, the wolf would eventually lick away all of the blood and not realize that the blood he was tasting was his own. Sounds like sin
  • Family: Wife-Patty since July 1971, Son: Kevin More importantly: Granddaughter: Hayleigh September 2006 Granddaughter: Ryleigh June 2008 Grandson Deakon April 2013
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are both in heaven. My Mother used to say that she hated for my Dad to come hear me preach because he always falls asleep. I told her, "Mother, he has fallen asleep under some of the greatest preachers who have ever preached, leave him alone, I’m in good company."
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: In the early days we used to have "roast Bob" for Sunday dinner. Now she says that she prefers my preaching to anyone else’s.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. There is always at least one broken heart in each service. Preaching is the only thing a preacher will pay his own way half-way around the world to get a chance to do for free ... but wouldn’t walk across the street to hear someone else if you paid him/her.
  • Books that have had an impact: Navigator 2:7 series; Experiencing God-Blackaby; Lost Art of Disciple Making-Leroy Eims; Wounded Parents-Greenfield; Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire-Cymbala; Streams in the Desert-Cowman (still use this for devotional reading daily)
  • Hobbies: Reading, Reading, Reading. Oh yeah, Reading.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God never acts in ways that make sense to natural man. If it is unusual or out of the ordinary, God may very well be in it. After all, a burning bush doesn’t make sense; an army of 300 facing thousands doesn’t make sense; God sending His only Son to die for my sins and yours doesn’t make sense. Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Preaching in view of a call at my third church when I made a comment about being the product of a "mixed marriage" since my Dad was from Oklahoma and my Mother was from Texas. Had a member in the congregation from Okla. who began to respond verbally to my jokes about OK. Finally, told him, "Slick, I intended for this to be a monologue not a dialogue." I think it swung the vote in my favor.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Gone!
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  • “i Don’t Like None Of ‘em!”

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2011

    Biblical teaching about government authority and capital punishment.

    “I Don’t Like None of ‘Em!” apr1011 Romans 13:1-7 Grant Lovejoy, one time pastor of this church, was also my preaching professor at SWBTS. He cautioned us that there are 2 topics you never want to discuss from the pulpit: sex & politics. So let me just say, “I more

  • Pay It Forward

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2011

    Jesus paid the debt of sin for us. Now we are obligated to pay it forward. We repay this debt by writing checks of love and forgiveness to others.

    Pay it Forward Romans 13:8-10 A woman and her husband came to the pastor and said, “We're going to get a divorce, but we want to come to make sure that you approve of it.” There are people who come to the pastor hoping that when they say there is no feeling left in their marriage, more

  • It’s About The Kingdom

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2011
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    The church does not exist to make us comfortable. We are under obligation to cater to the needs of those who are less mature.

    It’s About the Kingdom Romans 15:1-6 Max Lucado in his book A Gentle Thunder, tells a story about a man who encountered another man carrying a Bible. “Are you a believer?” “Yes,” he said excitedly. I've learned that you can't be too careful who you fellowship more

  • Like Lucy

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2011

    It takes the church, coming together in unity, with a common vision, a common mission, relinquishing our individual rights, in order to see things happen for the Kingdom.

    In one of the Peanuts specials, Linus is reclining on the floor watching television. Lucy walks in and says to him, “Change the channel right now.” Linus says, “I was here first, why should I change the channel?” Lucy holds up her hand. She said, “You see these five more

  • Putting Your Heart Where Your Money Is

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2011
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    The Apostle Paul demonstrated the essence of a missionary heart and challenges us to have the same.

    We are coming to the last words of the Apostle Paul, and we get a glimpse of the missionary heart of this great Apostle. The problem with many American Christians, and perhaps some of you in this room, is that to you, Christianity is just such a personal thing; you don’t ever want to share more

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  • Peale And Paul

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2011

    PEALE AND PAUL Many of you are familiar with Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of Positive Living. It’s a good book. It won’t get you to heaven, but it will really help you approach life with the right kind of outlook. Dr. Vance Havner was asked one time to compare the writings of more

  • Tear Down The Castle To Build The Wall

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2010
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    TEAR DOWN THE CASTLE TO BUILD THE WALL The story is told that years ago in Ireland a certain castle was one of the architectural gems of the Emerald Isles. It was called Castle Wray. The structure fell into disrepair and finally was uninhabited. As often happens, peasants from nearby began to more

  • In A Small Texas Town, A New Bar/Tavern Started A ...

    Contributed on May 21, 2008

    In a small Texas town, a new bar/tavern started a building to open up their business. The local church started a campaign of petitions to block the bar from opening. Work progressed, however right up till the week before opening, when a lightening strike hit the bar and it burned to the more

  • I Want To Tell You A Story. It Is The Story Of ...

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2007

    I want to tell you a story. It is the story of the ill-fated Franklin expedition to the Arctic in 1845. That odyssey was a turning point in Arctic exploration because of its well-publicized failure. The preparations were made. The preparations were more suitable for the Royal Navy Officers Club more

  • In Large Part, Jesus Has A Negative Attitude ...

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2007

    In large part, Jesus has a negative attitude toward wealth. Doesn’t have much of anything good to say about money (Mark 4:19; Matthew 6:19; Luke 12:13; 16:1; 19:1). Jim Bakker, of PTL fame, once the health and wealth and prosperity gospel preacher, said he was convinced by God in a dream, and he more