• Clarence Clough

    Contributing sermons since Jan 13, 2005
Clarence's church

Church of God Evangelist
Burlington, North Carolina 27217

About Clarence
  • Education: Bachelor of Religious Education from Covington Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Denominational Master Church Training Certificate 36 Unit Certificate, Emmaus Correspondence School 31 CEUs, Moody Correspondence School
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Series: "What Think Ye of Christ?" Series: "The Number Seven in Scripture" Series: "Our Church of God Declaration of Faith" Series: "Behavior in the Church" Series: "How to Open Up a Passage of Scripture" Sermon: "Sticks, and Stones, and Dead Men’s Bones."
  • One of my favorite illustrations: "Jesus, This is Jim."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Visit your members." "Be a man of integrity." "Be yourself." "Do not take yourself too seriously."
  • Books that have had an impact: "Don’t Let Jerks Get the Best of You", by Paul Meier, MD "Taming Your Inner Brat", by Pauline Wallin "The Prayer of Jabez", by Bruce Wilkinson "Fresh Faith", Jim Cymbala "Apocalypse", David C. Cooper "In Such An Hour", David Griffis "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership", John Maxwell "Left Behind Series", by Lahaye "The Bible - Book of Books, by Charles W. Conn "Like A Mighty Army, by Charles W. Conn "With Christ After The Lost", by Scarborough "The Teachers Commentary", by
  • Hobbies: Reading, Walking, Biblical Research
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Keep the main thing the main thing. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Belt buckle came undone and each side of the belt was pointing out toward the congregation during delievery of my sermon. I got in a loud and demonstrative way while preaching. A very young child in the congregation duplicated me with her voice. I "lost it" and forth with closed the service.
  • What I want on my tombstone: pepperoni and sausage
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Newest Sermons

  • A Diagram Of Defection (Why Men Go Back)

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2015

    How could such seemingly faithful and fruitiferous saints of God return to the beggerly elements of this world and the devices of the Evil One?

    Title: A DIAGRAM OF DEFECTION (Why Men Go Back) (Definition) DEFECTION: conscious abandonment of allegiance or duty (as to a person, cause, or doctrine) Texts: 2 Peter 2:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) "1. But there were also false more

  • A New Way Of Living For A New Year

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2014

    This message, A NEW WAY OF LIVING FOR A NEW YEAR, is designed to be a causative factor for the saved and the unsaved to reflect and anticipate.

    A NEW WAY OF LIVING FOR A NEW YEAR (1/5) Another year is dawning, Dear Father let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with thee. Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving Thy presence all the days. Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness more

  • Noah's Day--Our Day--Last Days

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    The waters of judgment shall eventually prevail (triumph) against all ungodliness.

    Noah's Day--Our Day--Last Days Genesis 7:18, "And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters." Matthew 24:37-39, "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were more

  • The Savior Of Souls

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014

    Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is able to save all to the uttermost. He saves from sin, condemnation, and death. We are saved to live with God eternally. Through His salvation believers will be citizens of the New Heaven and the New Earth.

    THE SAVIOR OF SOULS Hebrews 7:25, "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." Job in chapter 42 and verse two said that he knew that the LORD could do everything. (Illustration) "In 1981, a Minnesota more

  • Finish Line Faith

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    One would think that one goal of every born again child of God would be to, indeed, make it across the finish line to be with Jesus where He is

    FINISH LINE FAITH Philippians 3:13-14 Longtime pastor of Moody Bible Church, Dr. Erwin Lutser, airs a radio program called Running to Win with emphasis on Making It Across The Finish Line. One would think that one goal of every born again child of God would be to, indeed, make it across more

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  • Water! Water!

    Contributed on Oct 5, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    "WATER! WATER!" After one of the great battles in the Civil War we were coming down the Tennessee River with a company of wounded men. It was in the spring of the year, and the water was not clear. You know that the cry of a wounded man is, "Water! Water!" especially in a hot country. I more

  • Better And Wiser Judge

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2011

    BETTER AND WISER JUDGE Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray once informed a man who had appeared before him in a lower court and had escaped conviction on a technicality: "I know that you are guilty and you know it, and I wish you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser more

  • God's Supply

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2010

    GOD'S SUPPLY Missionary statesman Hudson Taylor had complete trust in God's faithfulness. In his journal he wrote: "Our heavenly Father is a very experienced One. He knows very well that His children wake up with a good appetite every morning... He sustained 3 million Israelites in the more

  • Be Humble Or You'll Stumble.-- D.l. ...

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2008

    Be humble or you’ll stumble.-- more

  • Humility Gate

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    HUMILITY GATE Someone said that there is a church in Palestine where the door is so low that one must stoop to enter. This was to prevent medieval raiders from riding their horses into the church to disrupt the service. The door is called, more