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  • Dan Waite

    Contributing sermons since Nov 25, 2005
Dan's church

First Free Methodist Church of Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
906 632-9341

About Dan
  • Education: B.A. from Crown College in Missiology (study of missions)/ Bible and Theology. M.A.R. from Asbury Theological Seminary in Christian Education (Curriculum Theory and Development) with a minor in "Evangelism" (a.k.a. "Church Growth" not personal evangelism). Ph.D from Trinity Theological Seminary in Pulpit Communications (Expository Preaching).
  • Experience: I have been an Assistant/Youth pastor, a solo pastor, a senior pastor, and superintendent of a Christian school (A.C.E.) (while pastor) since 1987.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I will try to publish sermons in the format proposed in my dissertation. These will be a four point sermon. Please contact me if you would like more information about this format.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: 1 Peter 2:21 "Follow in His Steps" Series: "Defining Bitterness," "Dealing with bitterness," "Healing from bitterness."
  • One of my favorite illustrations: "Morphy and the Devil" -- An agnostic/athiest painted a picture of two chess combatants. Playing on dark (black) side was the devil with his forces of darkness around him. On the light (white) side was a young innocent looking man (representing Christ) surrounded by angels with worried looks on their faces. The chess board is set up to what seems to be an impossible position for white. Some Christian were offened by this artistic attack so they called Morphy, arguably the best chess player in the world of that time. He studied the painting for a couple of minutes and delared that White has a forced win. He then proceeded to demonstrate the win. It involves the sacrifice of White’s most powerful and important piece... The devil was sure of his win but the sacrifice completely crushes him.
  • Family: Married with one son who is a senior. We homeschool.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: If God could use a donkey... (grin)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: ahem... God is using one... (grin) Actually, she really likes my sermons.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preaching a sermon is like doing 8 hours of hard physical labor. (My Dad said this... He was a missionary and pastor.)
  • Books that have had an impact: Chronicals of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change (Leighton Ford) Preaching with Integrity (Kenton Anderson) Preaching with Conviction (Kenton Anderson) Choosing to Preach (Kenton Anderson) Simple Church (Rainer and Geiger)
  • Hobbies: Chess and teaching chess to kids. Making fudge. People from my church want to go into business with me, so I guess they like it.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Acknowledge you are a sinner, completely helpless on your own spiritually (repent). Believe that Jesus made the only way for your salvation. Choose to follow Him with all your heart, no matter what!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching one Sunday when we were having a heavy wind storm. It was distracting so I stoped and used it as an illustration. Just after I said, "even the howling wind..." a gust howled through our otherwise air tight church!
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  • The "I”s Of Sin

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2006
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    The core of sIn is “I.” Paul lists the “slippery slope of sin” in this section and explains how humans descend into the absolute corruption of sin. In essence, “God gave them over.” However, we are “without excuse” because at the root we have “suppress

    Romans 1:18 – 32 The “I”s of sin. The core of sIn is “I.” Paul lists the “slippery slope of sin” in this section and explains how humans descend into the absolute corruption of sin. In essence, “God gave them over.” However, we are “without excuse” because at the root we have “suppressed the ...read more

  • Impact Faith

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2006
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    Paul is impressed by the Roman church. He says [v 8] that their faith is reported all over the world. This is “impact faith.” It is a faith that makes a difference. The root of this kind of faith is in the gospel.

    Other sermons can be found at http://www.lastsermon.blogspot.com/ Romans 1:8 – 17 “Impact Faith” Paul is impressed by the Roman church. He says [v 8] that their faith is reported all over the world. This is “impact faith.” It is a faith that makes a difference. The root of this kind of ...read more

  • Remembering Jesus: What Kind Of Love? (Pt. 4)

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2006
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    Jesus demonstrated a “greater love” through SACRIFICE. What kind of love motivates someone to sacrifice themselves?

    Other sermons can be found at http://lastsermon.blogspot.com/ John 15:13 Remembering Jesus: What kind of love? Jesus demonstrated a “greater love” through SACRIFICE. What kind of love motivates someone to sacrifice themselves? (Ill.) A man went to the doctor after weeks of symptoms. ...read more

  • Mark Of Christian Maturity

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2006
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    What the peace of God does to, for, and with a person.

    Other sermons can be found at http://lastsermon.blogspot.com/ James 3:17 – 18 “Mark of Christian Maturity” I. What peace does TO a person A. It changes the way you relate to the world. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world ...read more

  • Remembering Jesus (Pt. 3)

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2006
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    Remembering what Jesus said puts things into perspective.

    Other sermons can be found at http://lastsermon.blogspot.com/ John 15:18 – 16:4 Remembering Jesus III PREMISE: Remembering what Jesus said puts things into perspective. I. Perspective depends on loyalty. A. The “world” – someone has suggested this means “humanity apart from ...read more

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  • We Had A Car Key Made For Our Son... The First ...

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2006
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    We had a car key made for our son... The first time he wanted to go out on his own he put the key in the ignition, and it started, then promptly stalled. So he came and asked for help. I put my car key in the ignition, and it started, and kept running. So I started to leave, thinking nothing ...read more

  • The All Purpose Lubricant/Cleaner/Polisher Wd-40 ...

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2006
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    The all purpose lubricant/cleaner/polisher WD-40 gets its name from “Water Displacement” and the number of experiments needed to get it right. In other words, there were 39 tries that did not work. Imagine ...read more

  • Two Ardent Fishermen Met On Their Vacation And ...

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2006
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    “Two ardent fishermen met on their vacation and began swapping stories about the different places they had fished, the kind of tackle used, the best bait, and finally about some of the fish they had caught. One of them told of a vicious battle he once had with a 300-pound salmon. The other man ...read more

  • Once Upon A Time, A Young Minister Tried To Quit ...

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
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    Once upon a time, a young minister tried to quit the ministry in absolute disgust. He was tired of the immaturity of the people and disillusioned by the politics and lack of spirituality of the leadership. He “reasoned” if the church, God’s ambassadors, was that badly corrupted then Christianity ...read more

  • Sin Is Fun [hebrews 11:25]... For A Season. The ...

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2005
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    Sin is fun [Hebrews 11:25]... for a season. The problem is that sin always has consequences [Galatians 6:7]... and they are unpleasant [Romans 6:23]. (ill.) National Geographic reported that a 13-foot Burmese python swallowed a 6-foot alligator in Florida . The consequences were lethal, as ...read more