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  • Bobby Touchton

    Contributing sermons since May 5, 2004
Bobby's church

Federal Correctional Institution, Ashland, KY
Ashland, Kentucky 41105
606-928-6414 ext 231

About Bobby
  • Education: B.A. in 1985 from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC with a double major in Religion and History. M.Div. in 1988 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY with emphasis in Pastoral Ministry. D. Min. in 1994 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY with emphasis in Pastoral Ministry.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Be kind.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She’s kind and tells me how meaningful they are when I know they fell flat, but she does say I need to smile more.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be prepared. Be brief. Be yourself.
  • Books that have had an impact: Kushner’s WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. Shakespeare’s HAMLET. Gulley and Mulholland’s IF GRACE IS TRUE. Spong’s A NEW CHRISTIANITY FOR A NEW WORLD.
  • Hobbies: Genealogy. Stamp collecting. Gardening. Reading.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Tread softly for you tread on my dreams.
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Newest Sermons

  • "And Where Are You From?"

    Contributed on May 26, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    As Christians we often feel out of place, but we are reminded of Jesus’ words that our real home is eternal life with Him.

    Submitted by Dr. Bobby J. Touchton Ashland, Kentucky “‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for more

  • "Stay With The Boat"

    Contributed on May 10, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    Among the interpretation’s of Peter’s attempt to walk on water, one in particular is that he should have stayed with the boat, much like Christians should stay with other Christians and allow them to minister to one another.

    Submitted by Dr. Bobby J. Touchton Ashland, Kentucky “Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, more

  • "We All Need Some Encouragement"

    Contributed on May 5, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    Originally a Mother’s Day sermon directed to men who are incarcerated, this message focuses upon the Christian act of encouragement as seen in the lives of Philemon and Barnabas.

    Submitted By Dr. Bobby J. Touchton Ashland, Kentucky INTRODUCTION. Let me begin by reading an email, entitled, "What My Mother Taught Me," My other taught me RELIGION: When I spilled grape juice on the carpet, she instructed, "You better pray the stain will come out of the carpet." My more

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  • Croatian Native Miroslav Volf Is One Of The ...

    Contributed on May 26, 2004

    Croatian native Miroslav Volf is one of the brightest minds in theology today. He took the pledge of allegiance to become a citizen of these United States on Good Friday several years ago. The irony was not lost upon him. But his in-laws sent him a card of congratulations that reminded him of his more

  • Five Year Old Brian Was Impressed By The Story Of ...

    Contributed on May 26, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    Five year old Brian was impressed by the story of Simeon the Stylite, a Syrian hermit who lived in the 5th century. This man was admired as a saint because he lived for more than 35 years on a platform atop a high pillar. Determined to follow Simeon’s example, Brian put the kitchen stool on the more

  • Ordinary People Is A Book That Was Later Made ...

    Contributed on May 10, 2004

    ORDINARY PEOPLE is a book that was later made into a movie. It is set in Lake Forest, Illinois, during the 1970s. The action focuses on the Jarrett family--Calvin and Beth and their son Conrad. Before the action of the book begins, there was a second Jarrett son--Buck--who was killed in a boating more