• Bret Hammond

    Contributing sermons since Aug 5, 2014
Bret's church

Kansas Christian Church
Kansas, Illinois 61933

About Bret
  • Education: Lincoln Christian University
  • Experience: Been in ministry since 1986 when I started preaching at a small church while in college. I've worked with local churches and international ministries.
  • Family: Married to a wonderful wife who quit her job to support our ministry here. Three kids. The oldest is out of the house, the two youngest take a lot of time! My son has autism and is non-verbal. Every day is a challenge with him, but one I can't wait to meet!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mom is in my church every Sunday. I'm not sure she gets me though. :-)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks I'm the best....she's not allowed to hear anyone else.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "If you haven't struck oil after 20 minutes, stop boring."
  • Hobbies: Geocaching, eating.
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  • Saul And The Witch Of En-Dor

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2016

    There are a lot of strange stories in the Bible. But, like everything else, they are God-breathed and profitable (2 Timothy 3:16-17). What can we learn from the strange story of Saul and the witch of En-Dor?

    INTRODUCTION A. My daughter Grace and I have a love for movies - watching movies is one of our favorite things to share 1. Thankfully- Grace has good taste - watch a lot of good ones 2. She even loves to watch my old favorites - Indiana Jones, Goonies, Princess Bride 3. It's great to get to more

  • 7 Bad Examples: The Golden Calf

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2015

    Idolatry isn't about the idol itself. It's about what's happening inside us.

    INTRODUCTION A. If you spent any time working in offices over the past 10 years – motivational posters 1. The format is pretty typical. Black background – Picture nature – Word –Phrase 2. Purpose was to motivate you –give you something to reach for – push more

  • Seven Bad Examples: Cain

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2015

    Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10, "These things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did." There is much we can learn from bad examples in the Bible.

    INTRODUCTION A. Growing up it seemed to me that there were two ways to learn something 1. On rare occasions –someone of exemplary character pointed out –more like him? 2. But more often than not –my parents would observe a friend of mine doing-wrong 3. Point, “You more

  • Forgive And Forget

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2014
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    “Forgive and forget.” Those words roll off our tongues with ease, but if we’re honest they don’t roll out of our hearts with ease. Forgiveness is a challenge and forgetting is downright impossible. But grace calls us to remember.

    INTRODUCTION A. Jill Price is known as “The Woman Who Can’t Forget” – Hyper-thy-mesia –rare disorder 1. Means that she forgets nothing – every moment, every day – played out crystal clear 2. While such a memory might sound wonderful to us more

  • God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Handle

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    People who are going through difficult times are often told by others not to worry because, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” The words are said with the best of intentions but unfortunately no such promise exists in the Bible.

    INTRODUCTION A. I first introduced you to Saeed Abedini several months ago – many heard name on news 1. American citizen –Iranian descent – pastor – has been in Iranian prison since 2012 2. His crime – preaching about Jesus – for that -8 years –worst more

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