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Grace Hospice
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
513-458-5545

About Davon
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Mid Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Master's of Arts in Religion from Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, OH
  • Experience: Served as preaching minister from 1995 to 2016; serving as hospice chaplain since September 2016
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I don’t have a lot of time to edit my sermons. Most of them are just copies of my notes. If something doesn’t make sense, it probably did to me when I preached it. Also, don’t overanalize my sermon notes. I know that they are probably not homolitically sound, but I was trained to be a youth minister originally.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A holier than thou woman attended church every Sunday. Everytime that she shook the preacher’s hand on the way out the door she would say, "You really gave it to them this morning, preacher!" One Sunday morning there was a snow storm and no one came to the service except this woman and the preacher. The preacher thought to himself, "This is my opportunity!" And so he started to preach on gossip and any other sin this woman committed that the preacher knew about. When this woman shook the pr
  • Family: My wife, Crystal, and I have been married since June 27, 1998. I grew up near Indianapolis, Indiana and have lived and ministered in North Carolina ,Virginia, Louisiana, Indiana and now Ohio. My wife Crystal grew up near Charlotte, North Carolina. Crystal is part of a preacher’s family. On March 8, 2000 we welcomed twin boys into our family- Alexander and Andy. We know that the Lord has a sense of humor because we welcomed another set of twins- Zach and Zane on April 2, 2004.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I don’t know, they haven’t heard too many of them. The ones they have heard they have appreciated.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they are fine. However, she wishes that I would quit bugging her about how they were. Since taking the hospice chaplaincy ministry I preach less so I hope she enjoys it more when I preach (here's hoping anyway)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Think of being a guest in a family home and visiting in the living room. Preach to people like you would talk to people in their living room. You might get excited in someone’s living room; you might get upset in someone’s living room; you might get frustrated in someone’s living room; you might get loud in someone’s living room; you might get happy in someone’s living room. However, you will never act like a red faced lunatic who yells for 30 minutes in someone’s living room because they wil
  • Books that have had an impact: Dr. Lynn Anderson: They Smell Like Sheep; Rick Warren: The Purpose-Driven Church; The Holy Bible
  • Hobbies: Basketball; reading (mainly history); playing board games; fishing; collecting coins; traveling; hiking
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: To Christians I would preach on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. They are my favorite verses and they give me direction for each day. To unbelievers I would preach on 1 Corinthians 15.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: During my college years for practical ministries I had to preach in local congregations. On the second sermon that I ever preached, a man sat down on the second row at quite a distance from everyone else. It was a Sunday evening service so the faithful few were there. At the first sentence that come out of my mouth this gentleman in the second row fell asleep and started to breath heavy. I quit preaching after 7 to 8 minutes because I thought I was so boring! After the service some people c
  • What I want on my tombstone: Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances
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  • The Coronavirus And Worry

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2020
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    5 reasons God says we should never worry about anything from Matthew 6:25-34 (Material and outline adapted from Rick Warren's sermon entitled "Letting God Meet My Needs: Living in the Goodness of God, part 2")

    HoHum: Heard about the Coronavirus but unconcerned because that was over in China. Then heard that it went to other countries, Italy shut down along with much of Europe. Several cases in Washington State and by weeks end 4 cases confirmed at UC West Chester. Friday, President declared a state of ...read more

  • Genuine Expressions Of Love

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2020
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    Let’s apply these principles in 2 Corinthians 6:3-13 of expressing love in a practical way to our love for others (adapted from Bob Russell's book, Take Comfort, the chapter on genuine expressions of love)

    HoHum: No point in going to see the person dying, will not even know I am there. Hold their hand- “they probably will not know it is me”- is that really the point?- just to have someone there- they’ll know we are Christians by our love- behold how they love one another WBTU: We normally think of ...read more

  • Focus On The Unseen

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2020
     | 684 views

    How can we be renewed day by day? (Many sources but inspiration came from Bob Millsaps at: https://folcc.org/how-you-can-be-renewed-day-by-day/) This sermon given after a Bible bowl presentation; personal testimony given by author about Bible bowl experiences

    HoHum: Mark Lowry says we are fighting the battle of the B’s: Baldness, bifocals, bridges, bulges, bowlegged knees and bunions. WBTU: Read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Outwardly we are wasting away. We don’t like to hear that but it’s true. Saw Michael Jordan play basketball in the NBA when he was ...read more

  • Don't Lose Heart

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2020
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    How can we not lose heart? (adapted from Bob Russell's book, Take Comfort, chapter on Don't Lose Heart)

    HoHum: The New York City transit company was missing a bus and a driver some years ago. For over a week, authorities searched with no success. Finally, 10 days after they had disappeared, the bus and driver were found- in Miami, Florida. The driver said, “I’d had it with the cold weather, the ...read more

  • The Confident Christian

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2020
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    4 ways that we can gain confidence from 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 (adapted from Bob Russell's book, Take Comfort, the chapter entitled The Confident Christian)

    HoHum: Confident, confident, dry and secure; raise your hand, raise your hand if your Sure- if only when I used that deodorant I felt confident and secure WBTU: The Christian should be a humble person. The Christian should be a confident person. How do we reconcile these two things? What does ...read more

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  • You Pick It Up

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2020
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    The worst defeat in college football came in 1916 when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland College of Kentucky 222 to 0. Cumberland never even made a first down. The much smaller Cumberland players were being mauled. Halfway through the first half one of the Cumberland players fumbled the ball. As ...read more

  • Take Off And Never Come Back

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2020
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    The New York City transit company was missing a bus and a driver some years ago. For over a week, authorities searched with no success. Finally, 10 days after they had disappeared, the bus and driver were found- in Miami, Florida. The driver said, “I’d had it with the cold weather, the ...read more

  • Guy In The Glass

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2020
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    “The Guy in the Glass,” source unknown. When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself and see what that guy has to say. For it isn’t your father, mother or wife whose judgement upon you must pass. The fellow ...read more

  • Sleep Walking With A Loaded Gun

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2019
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    Vs. 14 is an invitation to those who have been walking in their sleep, to wake up. Also an invitation for those who are asleep in darkness to wake up and come to the light. Sanford Rothman told police he woke up to a “bang” and realized he has suffered a gunshot wound to his knee. Rothman told ...read more

  • Eat Twinkies Together

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2019
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    A Harvard study of 7,000 people found that the most isolated people were 3 times more likely to die than those with strong relationships. Reporting on the study, John Ortberg writes that “people who had bad health habits (such as smoking, poor eating habits, or alcohol use) but strong social ties ...read more