Dan's church

Liberty, Missouri 64068

About Dan
  • Education: I received a BA in English.
  • Experience: I’ve spent the last 18 years as a professional public relations practitioner, most in internal corporate communications roles. I’ve been a small group leader for a number of years and recently led our church’s college small group.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I trust that these messages originated by the Spirit leading me from topic to content to presentation. I certainly have been influenced by the work and counsel of others, even those found on Sermon Central. There is value to this effort, even if these lessons are never read, because I have grown in the preparation and delivery of these messages.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: How God used Ananais to kick off how God would use Paul.
  • Family: I have been married to my wife Kelli since 1984. We have two adult children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I’ll ask them when I meet them on the "beautiful shore."
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Kelli loves the content and thinks they’re relevant. She does, however, say that my word choice sometimes causes a disconnect.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Let the Spirit lead.
  • Books that have had an impact: Assuming we’re not talking about the books of the Bible, I’d have to say the secular books that have had the most recent impact on me were Tozer’s Pursuit of God and Knowledge of the Holy.
  • Hobbies: Film and movies.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: It would be a long lesson with two parts. Part one: The truth of the fact that we are created for God’s good pleasure and to enjoy that relationship. Part two: God’s good pleasure includes the corporate obedience to go into all the world and make desciples of all people. (Be sure your don’t fall out of the window!)
  • What I want on my tombstone: Space for sublease: occupant will soon vacate subterrainian compartment for a place with a better view!
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  • The Abundant Life

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 79 ratings

    A close look at what the God-promised abundant life is and what it means for us as Christians.

    Christ said in John 10:10 “I came that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly.” I think we can easily find Christians who don’t seem to be different from the rest of the world. I bet it would be difficult to pick them out as Christians at a party or a ball game. This is part more

  • Avilable Power Of God

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    The same power God demonstrated in the accounts of the Old Testament is available for each and every Christian today.

    I often think that because the historical accounts of God’s power in the Old Testament were so amazing, that we think things like that can’t happen today. Can you imagine watching the Red Sea part, or blowing trumpets causing a stone city to fall down or even witnessing time moving backwards? I more

  • More Than Fellowship: Understanding Koinonia

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 144 ratings

    Fellowship is so much more than potluck meals and getting together for game night. Fellowship is the selfless emersion into each others’ lives.

    There are many who have become familiar with the Greek word ’koinonia.’ The most common thing people say is that it means "fellowship." I ask you to keep that thought in mind as we go through the lesson. I want to start with a short story about something terrible that happens to some Romanian more

  • Removing The Veil: Deepening Our Relationship With God

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Since Christ is our High Priest, we have full access to the God of the universe. We must push through the veil of our sinful nature to enjoy the relationship with God that He intended.

    I’m sure all of us want to get closer to God. Today I’m going to discuss how we can get deeper in our relationship with the heavenly Father. I have some complex things to talk about, so if we need to discuss a concept, please don’t hesitate to ask. This can be pretty heavy stuff, so bear with more

  • Dangerously Busy: Learning From Mary And Martha

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 58 ratings

    An over-crowded life can be a hinderance to our relationship with God and lead us into falling into the deceit of Satan.

    Why do we value our time so preciously? It’s an intriguing question with which we all should try to come to terms. In answering the question, we should evaluate the most relevant word. Many would say the word “time” is the most relevant or most important word in the question. However, I more