• 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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  • Salt & Light

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    Big Idea: We have a part to play, and the power to play it.

    INTRODUCTION: In an episode from the classic TV series from the 1960's, "The Andy Griffith Show," Andy Taylor, the sheriff of Mayberry, is out of town. His deputy, Barney Fife, is in charge, and he has deputized the local mechanic, Gomer Pyle. The two deputies are walking down the more

  • Soil Samples

    Contributed on Jan 22, 2019
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    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

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