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Kenova Church of Christ
Kenova West Virginia , 25530
304-453-3938

About Chris
  • Education: David Lipscomb University Mountwest Community & Technical College
  • Experience: I began working with my home congregations youth group at the age of 16 and by 21 was working in a joint lay-ministry with another brother in Christ. In addition to working with our youth I have been actively preaching since I was 18, fourteen years later After working full-time for four years our hearts were being led back to our home congregation were I now serve as a lay minister and work in IT at a local college. My life has come full circle.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you can take my ideas and use them to bring honor and glory to our heavenly Father and use them to reach a lost soul for Christ.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I recently shared two sermons that were not necessarily a series, but do complement each other. The first "Peace, through the noise" looks at the noise the devil throws our way to keep us from hearing the still quiet voice of God. The second "Pieces of the Puzzle" is a look at God taking the shattered pieces of our life and restoring them for His honor and glory.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: My paternal grandmother was facing a serious surgery that we all knew she would most likely (and did not) not survive. Before she was taken in to surgery she called each of us in, I was accompanied by one of our deacons who lead us in prayer. As he said amen she squeezed my hand and said, "in just a moment the doctors will put me to sleep and I will be resting in the arms of our Lord. If I get to wake up and see you I'm blessed, but if I wake to see His face, either way I'm blessed!"
  • Family: My wife Kayde and I have been married since March of 2001 together we have four boys and a girl. Our oldest son can boast to be the big brother to two sets of twins. Our first set of twins (identical boys) was born on Ground Hog’s Day 2003 and on Jan. 24 of 2007 we welcomed a set of fraternal twins (a boy and girl) to our family. No fertility drugs, just God’s richest blessings.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are proud.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Sometimes I really am as good as what people are saying.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: If you can do anything else, do it first. (So I did, I have sold computers, been an assistant manager of a gas station and worked in IT at a midsized university.)
  • Books that have had an impact: In addition to the greatest book, the Bible, one book I find myself looking at a great deal is the book "Daring to Dance with God". Great things truly happen when we let God take the lead.
  • Hobbies: HTML, computers, video games with my sons, cooking, watching movies and enjoying time with my family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: When every thing around us changes on thing remains, the cross. it is the beacon of hope, the symbol of salvation, and God’s gift of forgiveness of us all.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Funny or embarrassing? The most memorable moment was shortly after the birth of our first twins I fell asleep on my notes (that I was finishing) and awoke with moments to get dressed and to the building. I preached until I couldn’t wing it anymore. I try to be a lot better prepared now. :)
  • What I want on my tombstone: A good husband, a good dad, saved by Grace.
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  • Non-Christian Funeral

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
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    This is a funeral outline I used when called on to preach the funeral for a non-christian man. Hope it is helpful.

    Will you pray with me. Lord, we come to you this day with heavy hearts at the passing of ______. I pray father as we go through this time you will fill the hearts of this precious family with your love, your grace, and your mercy. Father we come to you knowing that when your children cry you ...read more

  • Putting It To Use

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
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    The first lesson in this two lesson series took a look at our "free" gift from God and what it provides. In light of the gift we as Christians are challenged to share what we have been given.

    This morning we began our study on “Our Gift…from God!” by identifying His gift to all mankind – once applied to our lives Jesus blood provides: • Justification…(Romans 5:16-17) • Sanctification…(1 Cor. 6:9-11) • Preservation…(John 10:28-29) • Identification…(1 John 3:1; Rev. ...read more

  • The Gift

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
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    A two sermon series on our gift from God and what it means in our daily life.

    You ever got a gift “just because” – for no special reason – how about an “undeserved” one? Kindness – perhaps when you weren’t so kind. Respect – when you maybe didn’t act respectable (got a little hot under the collar with the sales clerk). Forgiveness – even though you deserved ...read more

  • Beyond The Turkey

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
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    During this season of being thankful as Christians it goes beyond a table filled with food and turkey, making thanksgiving a part of our daily life.

    The word thankful means to be glad or relieved about something, and to have a feeling or expressing of gratitude. How’s your thanksgiving this morning? How’s your joy? Is life weighing you down with worry? Doubt? Relationships in your life causing problems in your daily ...read more

  • Being His Disciple

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2008
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    As I worked on this lesson I thought about one thing. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. This lesson shares the D’s of Discipleship.

    Faithful, or a Fair weather Fan! Tim McGraw – Martina McBride concert – rain; it wasn’t that I was a huge fan of either, I wanted a good seat for the show. Being dedicated – no matter what’s going on – what’s being done – you’re there. Genuine interest. In Luke 14 Jesus finds himself ...read more

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  • I Grew Up With A Young Man Who Was Like A Brother ...

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2007
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    I grew up with a young man who was like a brother to me, one that had always wanted. When he was around seventeen a devastating tragedy hit their family. His dad was killed in a car wreck. The thing that continues to haunt him to this day is that he never had a chance to say, “I’m ...read more