• Daniel Birchfield

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Daniel's church

East Bristol Baptist
Bristol, Virginia 24201

About Daniel
  • Education: BA,University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989. Major: Psychology. MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1992.
  • Experience: -Far Hills Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio, Summer Youth Internship, 1985. -FBC Dent, Cincinnati, Ohio, Minister of Youth, 1986-1989. -Clovereaf Baptist Church, Louisville, KY, Assoc. Pastor/Minister of Youth, 1990-1993. -FBC Eastwood, Louisville, KY, Pastor, 1993-1996. -East Bristol Baptist Church, Bristol, VA, Pastor, 1996-present.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Take what you can use, sight me as your source if you feel like it.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Sitting under the preaching ministry of Rev. Geoffery Lacefield, Pastor of Cloverleaf Baptist Church, for three years. Brother Lacefield taught me how to preach with passion.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A man told the Lord that his cross was too heavy to carry any longer. So God brought him into a room and told him to put down his cross and trade it in for another. The man looked at a bewildering number of crosses, most of them so large they reached up into the heavens. Over in the corner was a tiny little cross sitting all by itself. The man sheepishly asked if he could have that one. The Lord replied, "Sorry, you don’t understand; that’s the one you came in here with."
  • Family: I have been married to my wife, Andrea, for 23 years. The Lord has blessed us with three sons; Seth, age 19, Aaron, age 14, and Benjamin, age 12. I should also mention another important member of our family, Jenny, our seven year old mixed collie.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: There’s Billy Graham, then right up there near him is me.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is forever telling me that my sermons are wonderful, but entirely too long.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Be sure to get your proper training," and "Put the cookies on the bottom shelf where everyone can get to them." -Dr. Perry Sanders
  • Books that have had an impact: What’s So Amazing About Grace, by Phillip Yancey The Testament, by John Grisham
  • Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing, playing the guitar, and spending time with my family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Trust Jesus and make Him your all in all. Do that and you will be the person God wants you to be.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once when I was preaching our youngest son, who was about three at the time, got away from my wife and began crawling under the pews. I was preaching and ever so often a little blonde head would pop up between the pews, only to disappear, then re-appear a few pews away. My wife finally caught him and the congregation thought it was hilarious.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He Preached
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Newest Sermons

  • Partners In The Gospel

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    This sermons examines how that Chrisitians are called to be partners in the work of the gospel ministry.

    Partners in the Gospel, Philippians 1:1-11, 11-5-00 Intro. The book of Philippians speaks of our partnership in the gospel. We are, in fact, as followers of Christ, partners in the gospel ministry. This is why congregations and individual Christians should strive to never be at odds with one more

  • Moses: Interceding For God's People

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2001
    based on 31 ratings

    This sermon deals with how that just as Moses interceded for God’s people Israel through prayer our Lord Jesus Christ intercedes for us.

    Moses:Interceding for God’s People, Ex. 17:8-16, 11-11-01, AM EBBC Intro. I love music and I enjoy a number of different types of music. When I drive in my car I usually listen to the radio, but what I do is often listen to secular radio stations. I like some country music and I also enjoy the more

  • Into The Hand Of God

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    This sermon deals with some implications of placing our lives fully and completely in God’s hands.

    Into the Hand of God, Ex. 14:10-28, 11-4-01, AM EBBC Intro. A careful study of the life of Moses reveals how that he had to trust God throughout the entire ordeal of leading God’s people the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. What it required was that he place himself totally and completely in more

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  • In My Home Town There Was A Company That ...

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 7 ratings

    In my home town there was a company that purchased some land and began to build what was to become a large grocery store. The foundation was laid, the frame of the building was erected, then, for some unknown reason, all work stopped. For years the unfinished building stood as a sort of more

  • Peanuts: Bitter Sarcasm

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2001

    I once saw a Peanuts cartoon in which it showed Charlie Brown taking Snoopy his dinner which consisted of a bowl full of dog food. When Charlie Brown got there he found the dog in his usual position; asleep on top of the dog house. Charlie Brown set the bowl down and said, "Dinner is more

  • One Afternoon My Wife And I Arrived Home To ...

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 6 ratings

    One afternoon my wife and I arrived home to discover that the bird feeder hanging beside our carport had been taken over by a large blacksnake. My wife and I stared for a few moments at the large snake which had coiled itself around the feeder and finally she said, "Well, we are going to have more