• David Newman

    Contributing sermons since Jan 2, 2008
David's church

New Hope Adventist Church
Fulton, Maryland 20759

About David
  • Education: BA in theology from La Sierra University MA in Religion from Andrews University D.Min from McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Experience: I have been a pastor for 18 years. A church administrator within a district judiciary for 8 years. An editor of Ministry magazine for 11 years. A college administrator and teacher for two years. Have also taught as an adjunct professor for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the D.Min level, for Columbia Union College, and for Avondale College in Australia
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: 1. It’s Not My Fault -- A series on taking responsibility 2. Purpose Driven Life Series 3. Finding true happiness series
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Thermostat and thermometer. One acts and the other reacts
  • Family: Married to Phyllis for 41 years. She is American, born in San Diego. I am British, born in South Africa. We have two daughters born in Scotland.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Too elderly
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Great
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach to people’s needs
  • Books that have had an impact: What’s so Amazing about Grace by Philip Yancy The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge Good to Great by Jim Collins Sacred Thirst by M Craig Barnes Deep Change by Robert Quinn Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf Soultsunami by Leonard Sweet
  • Hobbies: Reading, bird watching, and model trains
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: No one can make you unhappy or feel hurt unless you allow the other person to hurt you
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Nothing stands out
  • What I want on my tombstone: He lived a contented life
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  • Feeling Joy When You Don't Want To

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Reason we don’t feel as much joy as we would like is because we are milk Christians rather than solid food Christians.

    People love a baby. You only have to watch when a new baby enters our auditorium how people flock around that baby. People love little children as well. We consider them so cute. And when they come up with the most interesting comments we just laugh at them. Kids have few if any more

  • How To Feel Good About Yourself

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Learning to not live off the applause of others but only of God. Seeking God;s approval not that of friends and others

    The week after Christmas is the hardest week of the year for many people. This is the time when people are tested by the gifts they received or did not receive or by how people responded or did not respond to the gifts that were given. Some people are upset because they did not receive a more

  • Street To Joy

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    God disciplines us as a parent disciplines their child. Discipline is for our good so we should be joyful when disciplines, experiencing challenges in life.

    If you visit the National Arboretum in Washington DC you will enter the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum where you will find around one hundred and fifty miniature trees and plants. Here are pictures of two of them These trees are normal more

  • Thanking The Trial

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Learn to be thankful for trials for they grow your character and teach you perseverance and patience

    “Thanking The Trial” Our family had just completed a lovely Thanksgiving Dinner. There were twelve of us seated around the table. Jerry, my son-in-law, asked each person to share what they were thankful for. The first one to volunteer was Gillian, my just turned six-year-old, granddaughter. more

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