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Surprise Church of Christ
Surprise Arizona , 85374
623-556-2700

About David
  • Education: David Lipscomb University, Ohio Valley Colege, Rochester College, Liberty University. BA in Ministry Studies from Rochester College
  • Experience: I started my Ministry Labor Day weekend of 1971.Since then I have preached in: Sharon, PA, Fairmont, WV, Piketon, OH, Grafton, OH. I have ministered in Waterford MI for since the fall of 1987 through 2015. Presently preaching for the Surprise Church of Christ, Surprise, AZ.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My biggest fan.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: It's not about you.
  • Books that have had an impact: Surprising Insights into the Unchurched by Tom Raines -- Ashamed of the Gospel by John macArthur
  • Hobbies: Reading, Fishing Golf, Building model wooden ships
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: 1 the most powerful force in the universe Love. 2 The most powerful example of Love Christ’s death for our sins. 3 All things work for good to those who love God and are called according to HIS purpose.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He cared
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  • A Confident Faith

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2013
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    A CONFIDENT FAITH Jesus indicted the Pharisees saying: "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will ...read more

  • The Padded Cross

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2013
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    THE PADDED CROSS Well, here I am, Lord. You said, "Take up your cross," and I'm here to do it. It's not easy, You know, this self-denial thing. I mean to go through with it, through...yes, Sir. I'll bet you wish more people were willing to be disciples like me. I've counted the cost and ...read more

  • The Importance Of Vision

    Contributed on Jun 26, 2012
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION Walt Disney never lived to see the opening of Disney World. During the opening ceremonies, someone is reputed to have said to Walt’s wife, "It’s a shame Walt is not here to see ...read more

  • Method Is Not What Matters Most

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2012
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    METHOD IS NOT WHAT MATTERS MOST "Among the many myths of modernity, none has been more devastating to the church than the belief that method is what matters most in ministry. And nowhere has this myth been more pernicious than in preaching. Steeped in homiletical method, preaching is now more ...read more

  • An Image Of Themselves

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2012
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    AN IMAGE OF THEMSELVES Have you heard of the controversial exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art? It is the Rembrandt and the Face of Christ exhibit. Rembrandt’s depictions of Jesus were even more controversial in the 17th century. His familiarity with the Jewish community in his native ...read more