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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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  • 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

  • Footsteps Of Jesus - Who Are You Following?

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2020
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    As we look forward to the unique challenges COVID-19 presented to the church universal and the Surprise church specifically I would like to set the theme going forward , Where He Leads I will Follow – Faithful discipleship in a pandemic

    THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS 1 WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING? 1 Peter 2:21-25 1 Peter 2:21-25 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was ...read more

  • If You Want To Walk On Water You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2020
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    If you are going to follow Jesus, you must, by faith, be willing to step out of the safety of your comfort zone and "do something religious."

    IF YOU WANT TO WALK ON WATER YOU’VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction: 1. John Ortberg is an exceptionally talented writer who can catch your attention with his titles. 2. One book was Titled Everyone is Normal Until You Get to Know Them. 3. Another one is Titled, If ...read more

  • The Church Triumphant

    Contributed on Jul 2, 2020
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    God has Always had a people.

    THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT TEXT: Matt. 16:15-18. INTRODUCTION: 1. The history of the Lord's church is the history of the church triumphant. It has had its ups and downs, but: 1) It was built by the ultimate overcomer, "Be of good Cheer I have overcome the world." (John 16:33). 2) and it ...read more

  • Independance Day - The Price Of Freedom

    Contributed on Jul 2, 2020
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    Freedom is not free

    INDEPENDENCE DAY - THE PRICE OF FREEDOM Text: Romans 8:18-23; Gal 5:13-16 Introduction: 1. Tell the story behind the quote: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for ...read more

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  • 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

  • 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