• 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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  • #52 Scribes And The Widow’s Offering

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2021

    Which are you more like: the scribes or the widow who gave God her last two coins?

    #52 Scribes and the Widow’s Offering Series: Mark Chuck Sligh August 29, 2021 TEXT: Mark 12:38-44 – "And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the more

  • Bible Perspectives On Work

    Contributed on Sep 5, 2021

    Work is often derided in our culture. But the Bible has a lot to say about work, its dignity and what our work should be like.

    Bible Perspectives on Work Chuck Sligh September 5, 2021 This sermon is adapted from another source, but I have lost the source information. If someone recognizes similarities with another sermon and can provide me the source, I’ll be glad to cite it. TEXT: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when more

  • #51 Love God – Love Others

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2021

    What is the most important commandment in God’s Word? Jesus says in essence it is to LOVE. Mark 12:28-34 teach us who and how God wants us to love.

    #51 Love God – Love Others Series: Mark Chuck Sligh August 22, 2021 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 12:28 INTRODUCTION You know, kids have some funny ideas about love, but some really get it. Illus. – Listen to these definitions of love by kids: • Karl, age 5, says “Love is when a girl more

  • Acts 9:1-9

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2021

    A message on Paul's conversion.

    Kicking Against the Goads Acts Series Chuck Sligh July 26, 2015 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: Turn to Acts more

  • #50 A Smart Answer To A Dumb Question

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2021

    In Mark 12:18-27, the Sadducees asked a dumb question, and Jesus gave them a brilliant answer. In His answer, we get a glimpse of what it will be like in the next life.

    #50 A Smart Answer to a Dumb Question Series: Mark Chuck Sligh August 15, 2021 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 12:18-27 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

    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