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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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  • The Chrisitan And The Iron

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2022
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    1. Place a brown paper sack on the pulpit and let people wonder what’s in it. 2. One of Jesus' most effective methods of instruction was the "object lesson."

    TEXT: Phil. 4:13-19 INTRODUCTION: 1. Place a brown paper sack on the pulpit and let people wonder what’s in it. 2. One of Jesus' most effective methods of instruction was the "object lesson." 3. With the object lesson, the instructor takes an object – either inanimate or animate – and ...read more

  • The Power Of Hope

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2022
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    1. We all need hope. 2. Hope is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. 3. Wouldn’t you love to be as self-assured as King David? 4. If any man ever lived on the mountain, it was David.

    I. We all need hope consider David. He Had it all. A. Killed the bear and the lion with his bare hands. B. He had stood in the valley of Elah and killed the giant. C. Saul has killed his thousands, but David had killed his ten thousands. D. He conquered Jerusalem E. He was the champion of Israel. 2 ...read more

  • Hope For The Future

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2022
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    Have you ever noticed that man and women who do not know and trust God have an innate fear of the future?

    HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Introduction: 1. Have you ever noticed that man and women who do not know and trust God have an innate fear of the future? 2. Do you doubt me? 3. WHERE WERE YOU AT 11:58 P.M. on December 31, 1999? What was going through your mind? Was your heart beating just a little fast? Were ...read more

  • The Upward Call

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2022
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    With the year 2022 I want to encourage you to turn the page the past and focus on the future and accept the upward call

    Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Introduction: 1. Illustration – Recently, a Taiwanese tourist visiting Australia was so engrossed by her Facebook page on her smartphone that she walked right off the pier plunging twenty feet into the icy waters of the ocean below. Rescue workers were called and after ...read more

  • Ten Commandments For Teens

    Contributed on May 3, 2021
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    Since Moses came down off the mountain, lists of ten have been popular

    TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR TEENAGERS Text: 1 Tim 4:12-13 INTRODUCTION: 1. Since Moses came down from the mountain with the 10 Commandments, groupings of 10 have been popular 2. For years David Letterman’s nightly feature was a Top Ten List. 3. Today we are going to talk about (Title). 4. Before you get ...read more

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  • "grudgitis" Killer Disease

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2022
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    "GRUDGITIS" ... KILLER DISEASE "Fret not thyself because of evildoers..." (Psalm 37:1). A grizzly bear lumbered into a clearing where garbage had been dumped. Tourists noticed that there was only one animal the grizzly would permit to eat with him - a skunk. Doubtless he ...read more

  • A Pound Of The Eternal

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2022
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    A Pound Of The Eternal David E. Parks One of the most compelling quotes I have ever read comes from a book by Charles Swindoll, Improving Your Serve: The Art of Unselfish Living. Out of the hundreds of books that I have read over the decades, I know of no quote that has as frequently returned to ...read more

  • If I Had But One Sermon To Hear

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2021
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    IF I HAD BUT ONE SERMON TO HEAR In 1906 Charles Reynolds Brown was preaching in the San Francisco Bay area of California. That spring, on the Sunday generally designated as Easter, he and the other preachers of the region spoke to full houses. Years later, he mentioned that particular Sunday in his ...read more

  • The Importance Of Preaching

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2020
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    March 4, 1881 was a beautiful spring day in Washington D.C. James Garfield stood on the Capitol steps, placed a hand on the Bible, another on his heart, faced a crowd of thousands, and was sworn in as the 20th President of the United States. Like every Inauguration, it was a day ripe with ...read more

  • 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