• Chris Layton

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Chris's church

FBC Glendale
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

About Chris
  • Education: Graduated from William Carey College, Spring 2001 Graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Spring 2017 Currently enrolled at Andersonville Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Pastored Bethlehem Baptist Church in Pinola, Ms (2 years) Pastored Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee, MS (2 1/2 years) Pastored Evergreen Baptist Church in Shubuta, MS (5 1/2 years) Pastor of First Baptist Runnelstown in Runnelstown, MS (7 years) Pastor of West End Baptist Church in West Point, MS (3 1/2 Years) Currently Pastor at First Baptist Church of Glendale in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: May you be blessed in reading these and if you can use any of them, please feel free to take and use them at will.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Kingdom Authority by Adrian Rogers
  • One of my favorite illustrations: There was once a young boy who went to spend the week with his grandfather on the farm. While walking around he noticed the chickens, they were scratching and playing around. The little lad said, “They ain’t got it”. Next he saw a colt in the field playing and kicking up its heel’s to which he replied, “He ain’t got it”. After examining all of the animals on his grandfather’s farm and see that none of them had “it”, this boy finally found the old donkey in the barn. When he saw the donkey’s long, frowning face and the way that the donkey just stood there he screamed for his grandfather to come quick. “I found it, I found it” the boy kept yelling. When his grandfather asked what he had found he said, “Pawpaw, I found an animal that has the same kind of religion that you have.”
  • Family: Wife and 3 Daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 2 granddaughters
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My dad, a bi-vocational minister, only heard me preach once before he went to Glory and before my ordination. My mom was around for about 25 years of my ministry and never said anything negative to me about any sermon she heard me preach (of course I was her baby :-)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She has always been very supportive of my preaching, my sermons, and my delivery. If something doesn't work she will tell me but those are few and far between.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "The mind will only comprehend what the seat will endure." From my Dad
  • Books that have had an impact: "What Every Christian Ought to Know" by Adrian Rodgers; "Screwtape Letters" and "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis; "The Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning; "What Was I Thinking: Things I've Learned Since I knew It All" by Steve Brown; "Pastor's Handbook" by John Bisagno
  • Hobbies: Enjoy spending time with family and friends. Also, I really enjoy sports, but now it's more about watching them than playing them. Die-hard Mississippi State Bulldog and New Orleans Saints fan.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Without Jesus Your Eternity Will Be Hell!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Placed my Faith in Christ as a young boy, served Him as a young man, Learned more about Him as I grew older, Loved Him so much that I've gone home with Him.
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  • Christians...

    Contributed on Jul 31, 2013

    If you were to ask people in a crowded restaurant how many are Christians most would probably raise their hand. But when you ask what does that mean; well, you would get many different answers. So, how can we tell the true from the false?

    Christians… Acts 11:19-26 Introduction: • I’ve been thinking – What does it really mean to be a Christian? o Is it walking down an aisle that makes you a Christian? o If not then is it when you shake the pastor’s hand that makes you a Christian? o What about more

  • Strength In Weakness

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    In the process of defending himself Paul reveals a vision he saw fourteen years earlier.

    Strength in Weakness 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Once a little girl found a cocoon hanging from a limb in the forest. She took it to her room and placed it in a jar, expecting one day to see a butterfly emerge. One day, she saw the butterfly within the cocoon trying get out. It was struggling and more

  • Facing The Storms Of Life

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    Regardless of what comes Jesus is there.

    Facing the Storms of Life Mark 6:45-52 • 9/11… • Katrina… • Japan’s earthquakes/tsunami’s… • Death in the family… • Lost your job… • Spouse has left you… All of these things happened because God allowed it more

  • The Secret Of Real Revival; Part 2

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    What does it really take to have a real revival in our church. The blueprint is found in the first two chapters of Acts.

    The Secret of REAL Revival; Part 2 Acts 2 Last Sunday we talked about what it would take for REAL REVIVAL to happen here at FBC Runnelstown. I said that many may want the meetings but that very few want REAL REVIVAL. I said that there were three “P’s” of REAL REVIVAL with the first being more

  • The Secret Of Real Revival; Part 1

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    What does it really take to have a real revival in our church. The blueprint is found in the first two chapters of Acts.

    The Secret of REAL Revival Acts 1 & 2 To find the secret of a great revival we need to turn in our Bibles to the place where it all started, Acts 1 & 2, the Day of Pentecost. Have you ever wondered why preachers always use this scripture when dealing with revival? That is because we have here more

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