• David Lodwig

    Contributing sermons since Aug 20, 2015
David's church

First Baptist Church
Missoula, Montana 59802

About David
  • Education: MA in Christian Leadership - Multnomah University BA in Biblical Studies - New Hope Christian College
  • Experience: 18 years of pastoral ministry
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Hopefully, you can find something that you can use. I take Jesus' words every week and use them to create "aha" moments in people.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Pretty much anything I listen to by Matt Chandler
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Three types of people that attend church: - Referees: people who like to blow their whistles and make sure everyone else is following the rules - Fans: people who sit on their butts and think they are contributing to the team - Players: the few that actually give all they have to the mission of the organization
  • Family: I'm blessed by my incredible wife, Heather, and our two amazing children, Jackson and Emma.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Not too shabby, son. Not too shabby.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: "Why do you make such weird faces?"
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Just have a conversation with people
  • Books that have had an impact: Simple Church, Who Stole My Church?, Leading Change
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, fishing, playing Legos with my son
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would quote 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • What I want on my tombstone: Loving husband, caring father, man of God
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  • Job

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2016

    Once we learn to have a Godly work ethic, we can help balance our lives.

    INTRO • How many of you still remember the playground at your elementary school? o I am a proud product of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary in Vancouver, WA. o We had an awesome playground. o True story: • Getting tooth stuck in head… o Once I recovered more

  • Deadly - Pride

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2015

    A look at how the Seven Deadly Sins twist our God-created nature into something unnatural.

    INTRO - There are certain conversations in life that I love. o Last week, while at Physical Therapy for my shoulder, I wound up discussing Calvinistic theology and how it applies within a modern context with my therapist. o You know…light conversation for 7:45 in the more

  • Turn Back Now!

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2015
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    The key to breaking the cycle of behavior in our life is turning to God in our crisis moment. When we break, He is the only one that can put us back together.

    Break the Cycle: Turn Back Now! Text: Judges 16:20 Bug Idea: Time and again, we find ourselves in the same state of brokenness. The ironic thing is that we are given opportunity after opportunity to turn back before we slide any further. The story of Samson shows us how ignoring red flags leads more

  • Trouble Comes Along

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2015
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    Gideon serves as a voice for people living in conflict with God. Verse 13 is a perfect example of a human mindset when life gets difficult.

    Break the Cycle: Trouble Comes Along Text: Judges 3:7-11 Big Idea: As we repeat the cycles of our lives, they are often defined by the trouble that we encounter. Trouble is unavoidable, and it is related directly to our tendency to wander away from God. INTRO • Have you ever found more

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