• Chuck Sligh

    Contributing sermons since Apr 14, 2011
Chuck's church

Grace Baptist Church
Grafenwoehr, Bavaria 92655
+49 160-9647 5554

About Chuck
  • Education: BA in Secondary Education, June 1977 from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga TN.
  • Experience: I was assistant pastor in two churches in the U.S. before becoming a missionary to the U.S. military with Baptist International Missions, Inc. I was the missionary-pastor of 3 missionary works in Wiesbaden, Germany; Bicester, England; and have been presently pastoring Grace Baptist Church in Grafenwoehr, Germany since 2003. The 2 churches in Germany were/are predominantly military churches. The church in England was turned into an English church, and is now indigenous and self-supporting.
  • Family: My wife, Susan, and I were married on AUG 10, 1974. Susan has been an incredible helpmeet, co-worker in the 5 churches we have ministered in, and serves at the admin assistant of Grace Baptist Church. We have 3 great sons: Chris is a worship leader in Chicago, Il., and with his wife, Sarah, have two children. Jon is an back in school to become a PA. Allen is married to Brooke and is in the Air Force.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They thought I was one of the greatest preachers of the 20th Century. They were deluded, but I loved them for it.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says I get better with every passing year.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: I visited an old preacher and hero of mine we called Preacher Michel in Durham, NC while he was on his deathbed. A young preacher, I asked him, "Preacher Michel, if you could give this young preacher one word of advice before you go on to glory, what would it be?" Without skipping a beat, he said, "Check your fly before you get up to preach!" Besides that practical advice, the best word of advice I ever heard was: Don't just teach your people WHAT to do for God; also teach them HOW to do it. This prompted me to always end my sermons with practical applications of the sermons to the Christian lives.
  • Books that have had an impact: In my youth (formative years): Daws: The Story of Dawson Trotman, Founder of the Navigators by Betty Lee Skinner and Set Forth Your Case: Studies in Christian Apologetics; The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges; Daktar: Diplomat in Bangladesh by Viggo Olsen. Later influences: Everything by C.S. Lewis; Knowing God by J. I. Packer; Knowing God by J. I. Packer; The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis; The New Chosen People by William. L. Klein; Elect in th Son by Robert Shank; The Faith of God's Elect, by John F. Parkinson; Lordship Salvation, by Charles Bing; Absolutely Free, by Zane C. Hodges; Heaven, by Randy Alcorn.
  • Hobbies: Reading.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. There is NOTHING more you must do to inherit eternal life, have a relationship with God and live eternally in heaven. Just take God at his Word and "BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: In reviewing the previous week's Sun. PM study on David & Bathsheba, ad libbing and w/o forethought, I asked the mixed audience, "When David tried to get Bathsheba's husband to 'go in to her', what do you think he wanted them to do?" It got very quiet and I realized that didn't come out exactly as I meant it. One of our precious ladies spoke up and said, "Pastor, they were fellowshippin'." The crowd erupted. We never could announce a "fellowship" after that without snickers.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He gave his all for Jesus, his family and to others.
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  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night C

    Contributed on Dec 11, 2022

    One night shepherds were quietly watching over their sheep, only to be interrupted by an appearance of a heavenly army that declared the coming of the Savior in a manger. This message focuses on that event.

    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night Chuck Sligh December 11, 2022 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation for this message is available by emailing me at Please request the title, “While Shepherds Watched.” TEXT: Turn to Luke 2 INTRODUCTION Don’t you just love kids at more

  • One Anothers #7: "Edify One Another”

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2022

    Paul teaches us to do and say everything to edify. What does this mean for us practically? This sermon looks at how believers can build up one another.

    One Anothers #7: “Edify One Another” The One Anothers: The Church's "Body Builders" Chuck Sligh July 17, 2022 TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.” INTRODUCTION Opening Illus. – One of the most inspiring more

  • #66 Twenty-Four Little Hours (The Resurrection)

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2022

    What a difference a day makes. On Saturday the disciples were in the depths of despair. In 24 little hours, on Sunday, they were experiencing rapturous joy because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ! This message relives this joyous event through the eyes of the disciples.

    #66 Twenty-four Little Hours Series: Mark Chuck Sligh April 16, 2022 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at Please mention the title of the sermon and the Bible text to help me find the sermon in my archives. TEXT: Mark 16:1-8 – “And more

  • #65 Buried, He Carried My Sins Far Away

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2022

    People love to fast forward through commercials during recorded TV shows and podcasts. That’s what we often do with the burial of Jesus. We focus on the cross and fast-forward to the resurrection. But the burial of Jesus is part of the Gospel.

    #65 Buried, He Carried My Sins Far Away Series: Mark Chuck Sligh April 10, 2022 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 15:42 INTRODUCTION Illus. – When I was a kid, the only kind of recordings we had were vinyl records. With modern inventions, like cassette tapes and 8-track tapes came an more

  • The Glory Of God

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2022

    God created each of us with one supreme purpose: to glorify God.

    The Glory of God Chuck Sligh March 13, 2022 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at Please mention the title of the sermon and the Bible text to help me find the sermon in my archives. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to 2 Corinthians more

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  • What Does "All" Mean?

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2013
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    WHAT DOES "ALL" MEAN? I know people who are carrying around a load of guilt over the past and they're loaded down with this extra weight God doesn't want them to have. I remember a lady in my church in Wiesbaden I'll call Jill. Jill had rebelled against her parents, had been on drugs, had had more

  • Corporate Discipleship

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2013
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    CORPORATE DISCIPLESHIP Did you know that there is not a single case of "one-on-one discipleship" in the New Testament? The choice to become and remain a disciple rests with individuals, but discipleship is always nurtured corporately. Discipleship is not a course you go through; it’s a life you more

  • Fulfilling Your Purpose

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2012

    FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE When we lived in Wiesbaden, some missionary friends bought a German toaster. When they got home, they plugged it in, placed some bread in it, and then waited for the toast to pop up a few minutes later. Well, the toast never did pop up from it because...well, it didn’t more

  • Predestination

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2012
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    PREDESTINATION Rather than predetermining a person’s FATE, predestination predetermines a believer’s FOCUS—that is, God’s eternal purposes, goals and privileges for him. Every instance of the word “predestinate” in the New Testament refers to some purpose, goal or privilege that God has more

  • Wearing 30,000 Bibles

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2012

    WEARING 30,000 BIBLES Years ago a missionary returned to England for a brief furlough after many years of faithful service in India. He was invited to a dinner at a great summer resort where he met many women of prominence and position. After dinner he went to his room and penned a more