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  • Chuck Sligh

    Contributing sermons since Apr 14, 2011
Chuck's church

Grace Baptist Church
Grafenwoehr *Province/Other , 92655
+49 160-9647 5554

About Chuck
  • Education: BA in Secondary Education, June 1977 from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga TN.
  • Experience: Chuck was assistant pastor in two churches in the U.S. before becoming a missionary to the U.S. military with Baptist International Missions, Inc. Chuck was the missionary-pastor of 3 missionary works in Wiesbaden, Germany; Bicester, England; and is presently pastoring Grace Baptist Church in Grafenwoehr, Germany. 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!" All kidding aside, the best word of advice I ever heard was from Bill Gothard: Teach people HOW to do things for God, not just TO DO them.
  • Books that have had an impact: Recently: The Faith of God's Elect, by John F. Parkinson. Gave me a biblical understanding of election, not one funneled through the sieves of either philosophical systems of Calvinism or Arminianism. Lordship Salvation, by Charles Bing, Absolutely Free, by Zane C. Hodges & The Reign of the Servant Kings by Joseph C. Dillow. Cleared up the old Lordship Salvation vs. Free Grace argument for me. Heaven, by Rnady Alcorn. Made me wish I could go there now.
  • 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 onDavid & Bathsheba, 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 & I realized that didn't come out exactly as I meant it. One of our precious black ladies (we were about 40% black) spoke up & said, "Pastor, they was fellowshippin'." The crowd erupted. We never could announce a "fellowship" after that w/o snickers after that.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He gave his all for Jesus, his family and to others.
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  • What To Do When Falsely Accused

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2018
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    How should a believer respond when falsely accused? Paul's response to false accusations gives us a template for how to respond to such situations in our lives.

    What to Do When Falsely Accused Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 18, 2018 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Turn to Acts 24 INTRODUCTION Have you ever been falsely accused? If so, I bet it was one of the hardest ...read more

  • What Are You Waiting For?

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2018
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    When Felix heard Paul preach the Gospel in a private audience, he was deeply affected...but he procrastinated, sealing his eternal doom. This sermon asks us, "What are you waiting for" about several key decisions God wants us to make in our lives.

    What Are You Waiting For? Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 11, 2018 TEXT: Acts 24:24-25 - "And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance ...read more

  • When You're Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2018
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    How should we respond when we're "between a rock and a hard place", one of those bad situations in life in which there seems to be no escape no matter which way you turn? In this sermon we learn how we can "be of good cheer in such situations.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place Series: Acts Chuck Sligh February 4, 2018 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 23 INTRODUCTION Illus.- An old magazine, Mission USSR, used to tell the ...read more

  • Freedom And Healing Through A Clear Conscience

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2018
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    Paul stressed in Acts 23 that he had a good conscience toward everyone. This messages focuses on the importance of a clear conscience and how to gain a good conscience.

    Freedom and Healing through a Clear Conscience Acts Series Chuck Sligh January 28, 2018 TEXT: Acts 23:1-11 - "And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that ...read more

  • Hot Buttons

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2018
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    Say certain things and you will hit people's "hot button" causing them to quickly react emotionally! Preachers in the Bible had a habit of hitting people's hot buttons. When they did, they were presented with a choice between God's way or man's way.

    Hot Buttons Series: Acts Chuck Sligh January 21, 2018 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Acts 22:17-24 - "And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • Fulfilling Your Purpose

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2012
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    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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • Wearing 30,000 Bibles

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2012
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    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 ...read more