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  • Charles Newman

    Contributing sermons since Dec 11, 2003
Charles's church

Washington Street UMC
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
(334) 687-4574

About Charles
  • Education: UMC Course of Study
  • Experience: Started first church in 1998; been breaking the Bread of Life ever since.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Be blessed and live the life you are trying to lead others to.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. Comfort the aflicted. 2. Afflict the comfortable.
  • Books that have had an impact: Holy Bible, Holy Transformation (Chip Ingram)
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: It is all about that grace!
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  • What You Didn't Get For Christmas

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2014
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    In the days following Christmas, many will have conversations about what you got for Christmas. Some stories will be grand, some not so much. Gift categories: gifts that need to go back, gifts that you store/cherish, gifts that you use.

    What You Didn’t Get for Christmas In the days following Christmas, many will have conversations about what you got for Christmas. Some stories will be grand, some not so much. I see many pictures on social media that show gifts of all kinds. A friend from Florida bragged on her husband and ...read more

  • The Clanging Gongs & Crashing Symbols Of Christmas

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2009
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    When Christians get caught up with the traditions of Christmas, we have a tendency to forget the real reason behind this special celebration - LOVE. If we removed the commercialism from Christmas, would it be the same? I don’t think the world would know w

    Illustration - For Always In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on Biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments, and a large ...read more

  • No Pleasure In Fools

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2009
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    Which is better, an uncommitted person or a half-committed person? I believe that the uncommitted is better because a half-committed person is infectious.

    Which is better, an uncommitted person or a half-committed person? I believe that the uncommitted is better because a half-committed person is infectious. Let’s say that you have a team of twenty-five persons that have committed themselves to a cause. Initially, everyone is on board with the ...read more

  • Zombie Christianity

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2009
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    A church that is spiritually dead can still hold services, sing hymns, offer prayers, deliver sermons, and do works of ministry – they can go through the motions of “doing church” but they will never be the church without being alive in God’s Holy Spirit!

    INTRODUCTION Modern Day Scene: A paramedic arrives on an accident scene with what seems like a lifeless body; no pulse, no breath – CPR begins and instead of taking the body to the morgue, they go to the ER. Jesus has pronounced the church at Sardis as dead. Yet there is hope. A church that is ...read more

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2009
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    In our message this morning, we will see how three miracles, (Jesus walking on water, Peter walking on water, Storms/winds cease) open our pathways to a bridge over the troubled waters of life.

    BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS Matthew 14:22-33 In our message this morning, we will see how three miracles, (Jesus walking on water, Peter walking on water, Storms/winds cease) open our pathways to a bridge over the troubled waters of life. Jesus has just got done with one of His famous ...read more

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  • While At Mcdonalds This Past Week I Saw A ...

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2009
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    While at McDonalds this past week I saw a grandmother almost in tears of frustration as she tried to strap her toddler granddaughter into a car seat. They couldn’t leave to go to their next destination until the little girl was safe and secure in the car seat. The little child kicked and screamed ...read more

  • A Minister Decided That A Visual Demonstration ...

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2007
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    A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container ...read more

  • Sometimes I Find Myself Like The Little Boy ...

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2007
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    Sometimes I find myself like the little boy reasoned in his prayer to God. He told God that "Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am." We get so caught up in ...read more

  • Robert Joseph (Rj) Ate Supper With Us Last Night. ...

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2007
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    Robert Joseph (RJ) ate supper with us last night. He originally declined my special fried okra. I asked him if he had ever tried it before and he said he hadn’t. I encouraged him to try just one piece and if he didn’t like it he didn’t have to eat anymore. He tried it and most surprisingly, ...read more

  • Scotty Jordan And I Were Talking Yesterday About ...

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2006
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    Scotty Jordan and I were talking yesterday about the little chicks that Mrs. Patricia brought to the Easter egg hunt. They were so cute and cuddly, not a child could resist holding one. I made the comment to Scotty that those baby rabbits need their mother for nourishment and I wondered why the ...read more