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  • David Rumley

    Contributing sermons since Sep 27, 2006
David's church

Danville First Assembly
Danville Illinois , 61832
217.442.1371

About David
  • Education: BA - Cultural Studies and Marketing MATS - Theology and Biblical Understanding Currently working on EdD - Organizational Leadership
  • Experience: 10 years in ministry. 4 as junior high youth pastor (with 1.5 year transition with school embetween) 4 as Young Adults (18-35) 1 as Senior Pastor
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: They are crafted not word for word, but out of the matrix of my thinking. So read at your own risk.
  • Family: My wife is the better half. 3 amazing kids... at ages 4, 3, and 4 months.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Love them!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Depends on the sermon... she is my true measure.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be "you" when you preach!
  • Books that have had an impact: Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make - Hanz Finzel Dream Giver - Wilkensen Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God knows what - Miller
  • Hobbies: Family, Sports, reading, the ministry...
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Trust, Risk, and Believe... give it all away and suck the marrow of life for all its worth. For faith without trust is impossible, faith without risk is a contradiction, and faith without belief is empty.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Lived and Loved Well - God and Family
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  • Authentic Life Part 6 - James 3:1-12 - Tattle Tale

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
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    James was a no nonsense leader of the early church. His letter was written to specific issues in the church, those issues exist today.

    Study of James: Wisdom and Practical Christian Living The Book of James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps as early as A.D. 45, before the first council of Jerusalem in A.D. 50. James was martyred in approximately A.D. 62, according to the historian Josephus. James ...read more

  • Authentic Life Part 5 - James 2: 16-26

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
     | 1,710 views

    James is a no nonsense leader in the early church. His letter speaks to specific issues in the church, those issues still exist.

    Study of James: Wisdom and Practical Christian Living The Book of James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps as early as A.D. 45, before the first council of Jerusalem in A.D. 50. James was martyred in approximately A.D. 62, according to the historian Josephus. James ...read more

  • Authentic Life Part 4 - James 2:

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
     | 1,547 views

    James is a no nonsense leader of the early church. His letter speaks to specific issues, and those issues are still in the church today.

    Study of James: Wisdom and Practical Christian Living JAMES 1: 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. The Book of James is probably the oldest book of the New ...read more

  • Authentic Life Part 3 - James 2:14-Ff

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
     | 1,297 views

    James is a no nonsense leader speaking to the church. Those words are still relevant today as the same issues continue to arise.

    Study of James: Wisdom and Practical Christian Living JAMES 1: 9-14 The Book of James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written perhaps as early as A.D. 45, before the first council of Jerusalem in A.D. 50. James was martyred in approximately A.D. 62, according to the historian ...read more

  • Authentic Life Part 2 - James 1: 9-14

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,473 views

    James is a no nonsense leader of the church. His letter speaks to specific issues in the church, and those issues are still around today.

    Study of James: Wisdom and Practical Christian Living * as a long time participant in Sermon central... there will be spliced material and illustrations in from the site. If not cited I apologize. JAMES 1: 9-14 The Book of James is probably the oldest book of the New Testament, written ...read more

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  • In 2009 Picher Oklahoma Closed It’s ...

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010
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    In 2009 Picher Oklahoma closed it’s doors… the entire city closed, evacuated, and shut down. Once it was a town of 20,000 people… in the first quarter of 1900’s it was a boomtown and had abundant lead and zinc. The Picher area became the most productive lead-zinc mining field in the Tri-State ...read more

  • A Bus Carrying Only Ugly People That Crashed Into ...

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2009
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    A bus carrying only ugly people that crashed into an oncoming truck, and everyone inside dies. As they stand at the Pearly Gates waiting to enter Paradise and meet their maker, God decides to grant each person one wish because of the grief they have experienced. They’re all lined up, and God asks ...read more

  • When Life Is Hard… Never Give ...

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
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    When life is hard… never give up… • Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded. • Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer. • Colonel Sanders ...read more

  • The Runaway Sheep

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
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    THE RUNAWAY SHEEP Have you heard the story of Shrek, the merino sheep that had evaded capture and shearing for six years? When he was finally discovered in his high mountain cave of New Zealand by musterer Ann Scanlan, he was almost unrecognizable as a sheep. The first thing his rescuer did was ...read more

  • O In Peter Schaeffer's Play ...

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
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    o In Peter Schaeffer’s Play Amadeus o Story of Salieri  Makes a prayer before God…  I would offer up secretly the proudest prayer a boy could think of. “Lord, make me a great composer! Let me celebrate your glory through music – and be celebrated myself! Make me famous through ...read more