• David Ward

    Contributing sermons since Jul 27, 2003
David's church

New Hope Church
Greenwood, Indiana 46142
(317) 888-4673

About David
  • Education: Master of Divinity, Denver Seminary (1996) Bachelor of Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill (1992)
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Give 'em heaven!
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  • Soil Samples

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2019

    The parable of the four soils applied beyond spiritual rebirth to spiritual growth & life change. (This message is from Luke 8, but could be adapted to the version of the parable in Matthew 13 or Mark 4.)

    INTRODUCTION: [READ LUKE 8:4-8] 1) How many auto mechanics does it take to change a light bulb? One, but he thinks he’ll have to replace the whole socket. 2) How many procrastinators does it take to change a light bulb? One, but she’s gonna wait until the light in the room gets better. 3) How more

  • Out Of Egypt, Again

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2018

    A message on obedience in the face of opposition

    INTRODUCTION Many communities are forced to reckon with good things that somehow slip through the cracks. In Claymont DE, one of those things ended up as a blessing. The community has developed a quarter-century-long tradition around a quirky piece of folklore—the humble Claymont Christmas Weed, more

  • Here Comes The Judge

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2018

    A big idea expository message from Micah 1

    INTRODUCTION: In the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” Kevin McCarthy's character yells to passersby: “They’re coming! They’re here already! You’re next!” The effect is unsettling and disturbing, yet the other characters in the film go on about their business more or less as if nothing had more

  • Unqualified

    Contributed on Jun 27, 2016

    BIG IDEA: Those who talk God's talk need to walk God's walk.

    INTRODUCTION: In 2007, the I-35 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed suddenly during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The investigation revealed that the gusset plates that connect girders together in the truss system were undersized, more

  • Unquenchable

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2016

    Big Idea: God don't want no worthless worship, so let's make our worship worth His while. Points: Worship is worthless to God when it isn't reverent, repentant, or real.

    INTRODUCTION: Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who died in 2004 at the age of 82, made a living making fun of himself and the difficulty of getting what we all desire: a little respect, please. Some of his best lines: • "I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I bought a cemetery plot. The guy more

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  • Rain Man Doesn't Understand Inheritance

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2016
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    "Rain Man" was the top moneymaking film of 1988, and also won the Oscar for Best Picture. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish wheeler-dealer named Charlie (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his other son, more

  • Christ Brings Unity

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2012
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    CHRIST BRINGS UNITY Every three years InterVarsity Christian Fellowship sponsors the Urbana Conference, a gathering that challenges university students to get involved in world evangelization. About 16,000 students from around the world attended the 2009 conference. After the main session more

  • Holy Spirit: Object Lesson

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010

    HOLY SPIRIT: OBJECT LESSON To be filled with the Holy Spirit means that we allow him to occupy and control every area of our lives. How much of you does the Holy Spirit have? [Produce two glasses of water and two packets of Alka-Seltzer. Open one packet and empty into one glass; drop the more

  • In The Walk, Michael Card Quotes His Mentor, ...

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010

    In The Walk, Michael Card quotes his mentor, William Lane: “Let the excellence of your work be your protest.” 1. You want to protest incompetence? Be competent. 2. Protest dishonesty? Be honest. 3. Protest more

  • University Of Louisville Psychologist Michael ...

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010

    University of Louisville psychologist Michael Cunningham recently did an extensive study of the most common complaints men and women have about each other. Here is what he discovered: 1. The most common complaints men have re: women include: a. the silent treatment b. bringing up past more