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Vista, California 92083

About Brian
  • Education: I have a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College. I have a M.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary. And I have a Ph.D. in the School of Hard Knocks.
  • Experience: 1989-1992 I was a Youth Minister at Minier Christian Church, Minier IL. 1992-1993 I helped plant a Church and campus ministry in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 1994-2000 Throughout the years I was the Outreach Minister, Small Groups Minister, and Singles Minister at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Longmont, CO.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I don’t have one particular sermon style, but I always try to hit the head, heart and hands of the audience.
  • Family: I have been married for nearly 10 years to my wife Julie, and I have two beautiful young daughters -- Elle and Shelby.
  • Hobbies: I enjoy writing, teaching, working on our house and lawn, walking and being with friends and family.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: During a wedding I asked for the rings, just then a ring came forth from a guest’s cell phone.
  • What I want on my tombstone: If you’d like to see me, I’m with Jesus.
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  • Enjoying The Traits Of Our Mates

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 505 ratings

    Gives biblical and practical advice tohusbands and wives on creating a strong long-lasting marriage.

    “Enjoying the Traits of our Mates” Do you remember when you first saw him or her? You turned to your friend and said “whooooo is that?” (real slow) I remember the first time I saw Julie. She was walking; I luuuuuuved her walk. Do you remember meeting for the first time? You knew there more

  • Protein Shakes For The Soul - Getting In Spiritual Shape

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2000
    based on 155 ratings

    We are to train for godliness like we train our bodies in the gym. I use the analogy of physical training to explain spiritual training.

    [Note to pastors: This sermon started a new ministry. In this sermon I invited people to share in a ?distance devotional program.? See point 8. I had over 400 families sign up for this!] ------------------------------------------------------- Can you believe it is the last Sunday of 1998? There more

  • Mercy Me: Cultivating The Gift Of Compassion

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2000
    based on 444 ratings

    We can develop compassion by seeing, touching and serving people the way Jesus did.

    7-18-99 MERCY ME: CULTIVATING THE GIFT OF COMPASSION You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you are going down the first drop of a roller coaster. It’s the same feeling when you hear horrible news. Your stomach feels like it has just been kicked in. The New Testament has a Greek more

  • Paul: A High Impact Person, Moving From Success To Significance

    Contributed on Oct 27, 2000
    based on 189 ratings

    We all can learn from Biblical characters/scoundrels because they were all thoroughly changed when they encountered God. From the example of Paul we can see how God can change and use us to be "High-Impact People" for Him.

    "Paul: A High Impact Person, Moving From Success to Significance" Philippians 3:4-4:1 INTRODUCTION: Remember when you were young, pretending to be someone you admired? I always did this when I played sports. Neighborhood kids would get together, and after we would choose sides, we would then more

  • Sample Wedding Vows

    Contributed on Oct 26, 2000
    based on 607 ratings

    10 Sample Wedding Vows

    VOWS #1 I _______, take thee, _______, to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband). To love and to cherish, to have and to hold. I promise, forsaking all others, to cleave to you and to you only so long as we both shall live. #2 I, _______, in becoming your (husband/wife), promise more

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  • Allah Or Jesus?

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    Allah or Jesus? Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for mai ntaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths who explained their more

  • Old Leaf

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    OLD LEAF A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages. "Mama, look what I found." the boy more

  • Is There A Difference?

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? In their recent book "Unveiling Islam," Emir and Ergun Caner, former Sunni Muslims cite the major differences between Islam and Christianity as the "personalness" of God, and "grace as opposed to works." "Jesus Christ ... is ultimately personal and wants to have a more

  • He Is No Fool Who Gives What He Cannot Keep, To ...

    Contributed on Jun 29, 2002
    based on 4 ratings

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot more

  • He Sent His Son

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 8 ratings

    HE SENT HIS SON Pastor Clifford S. Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, sent his parents a microwave oven one Christmas. Here’s how he recalls the experience: “They were excited that now they, too, could be a part of the instant generation. When Dad unpacked the microwave and plugged it in, more