3-Week Series: Double Blessing

  • 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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  • #6 Jesus Begins His Ministry

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2020

    Stories of preachers' first sermons that were massive fails are legendary. Most preachers had a shaky start to their ministries. Not so Jesus. This sermon examines two important things He did to launch His earthly ministry.

    #6 Jesus Begins His Ministry Series: Mark Chuck Sligh January 26, 2020 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 1:14-20 INTRODUCTION Illus. – I remember when I was 17 and had the opportunity to preach to a youth group I had studied, and prepared, and prayed, and was so hopeful to make an impact. ...read more

  • #5 The Temptation Of Jesus

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2020

    The temptation of Jesus was a monumental battle in the desert between Jesus and Satan upon which the rest of Jesus’ ministry rested. This sermon examines Mark’s version of Jesus’ temptation.

    #5 The Temptation of Jesus Series: Mark Chuck Sligh January 19, 2020 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. Please mention the title of the sermon and the Bible text to help me find the sermon in my archives. TEXT: Mark 1:9-13 – And it ...read more

  • #4 Following Jesus In Baptism

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2020

    John’s baptism of Jesus teaches us many truths about Christian baptism. This sermon explains the biblical nature, purpose and mode of baptism.

    #4 Following Jesus in Baptism Series: Mark Chuck Sligh January 12, 2020 TEXT: Mark 1:4-10 – “John…came baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 Then all the country of Judea, and all of Jerusalem, went out to him and were…being baptized by ...read more

  • Christmas Through The Eyes Of A Quiet Carpenter

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2020

    What was Christmas like through the eyes of Joseph, the one whose fiancé became pregnant, and he wasn’t the father? Join us Sunday to look at Christmas through Joseph’s eyes and learn from the example of hi responses.

    Christmas Through the Eyes of a Quiet Carpenter Series: Christmas Through Their Eyes Chuck Sligh December 22, 2019 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. Please mention the title of the sermon and the Bible text to help me find the sermon ...read more

  • Sermon 2: Gethsemane

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2020

    We will never be able to comprehend the cosmic struggle Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his crucifixion. The sermon helps us to see the emotional struggle between Jesus’ human and divine sides, and what that teaches us.

    Sermon 2: Gethsemane Series: 82 Hours: Countdown to the Resurrection Chuck Sligh Preaching March 31, 2019 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. Please mention the title of the sermon and the Bible text to help me find the sermon in my ...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

    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

    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

    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