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  • Dean O'bryan

    Contributing sermons since Oct 8, 2002
Dean's church

Trinity Baptist Church
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516
402-489-2609

About Dean
  • Education: Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
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  • What Kind Of Leaders?

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
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    The third in a series on our church’s vision statement -- this one dealing with the area of "developing reproducing leaders" -- leaders who are servants.

    Our Vision: What kind of leaders? Luke 22:14-27 Warren Bennis teaches and writes and is a keen observer of American culture. Over a decade ago, he wrote, "Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young fight against it. Police seek it. Experts claim it. Artists spurn it. Scholars want it. ...read more

  • Transformed And Passionate

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2008
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    Second in a series on our church’s vision; this one also addresses the issue of being passionate Christians, using Peter as an illustration of how Christ builds passion in us as followers.

    Series: Our Vision Sermon Title: Transformed and Passionate Don’t you just love this 2+ year election cycle? I heard on the news the Canadians are going to manage to have a national parliamentary election, start to finish, in 36 days! Wow. There’s a topic that keeps coming up ad nauseam -- ...read more

  • A Heart Like God's

    Contributed on Sep 9, 2008
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    4th and final in series on Jonah.

    A Heart Like God’s Jonah 4:1-11 C. S. Lewis wrote, We are all.…under construction. Naturally, there’s unfinished lumber showing here and there -- protruding nails and unsightly scaffolding -- but it’s still clear that a work is in progress, that the Builder has committed Himself to bringing ...read more

  • I'll Go, But I Won't Like It!

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
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    3rd in a series on Jonah.

    Jonah: God’s Runaway I’ll go but I won’t like it Jonah 3:1-4:4 A young high school football player realized his size and ability would restrict his chances of playing, so he decided to try out as a punter. His team happened to be one that punted the football a bunch, so he figured ...read more

  • How A Runaway Prays

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
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    2nd Message in a series from the book of Jonah.

    Series: Jonah, God’s Runaway How a Runaway Prays Jonah 1:17--2:10 Dennis the Menace was always one of my favorite cartoon characters. Of course, I was never like him!! One classic cartoon showed him sitting in his little rocker, facing the corner, his usual place of punishment. He says ...read more

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  • Ray Pritchard: He Says, "We Don't Have A ...

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
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    Ray Pritchard: He says, "We don’t have a leadership crisis. What we have is a servanthood crisis. We have too many people who want to be first, who want to lead the parade, who want to be on top of the heap, who want the big office, the title, the power, the perks and the prestige. We don’t have ...read more

  • Ray Pritchard Says, €œwe Don't Have A ...

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
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    Ray Pritchard says, “We don’t have a leadership crisis. What we have is a servanthood crisis. We have too many people who want to be first, who want to lead the parade, who want to be on top of the heap, who want the big office, the title, the power, the perks and the prestige. We don’t have ...read more

  • C. S. Lewis Wrote, We Are All.…under ...

    Contributed on Sep 9, 2008
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    C. S. Lewis wrote, We are all.…under construction. Naturally, there’s unfinished lumber showing here and there -- protruding nails and unsightly scaffolding -- but it’s still clear that a work is in progress, that the Builder has ...read more

  • The Story Of The Basset Hound Appeared In Tacoma, ...

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
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    The story of the basset hound appeared in Tacoma, Washington newspaper. The dog's name was Tattoo. The reporter wrote, "Tattoo didn't plan on going for a run that evening, but when his owner accidentally shut the poor dog's leash in the car door and drove away from home, Tattoo had little choice." ...read more

  • Some Of You Remember That Once Upon A Time I Was ...

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2008
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    Some of you remember that once upon a time I was -- sort of a hippie. It was during college -- Patty and I both attended K-State. My second Summer in college I left conservative K-State and went to a Navigator summer program in Boulder, CO. If you’ve been to Boulder you’ve seen the remnants of ...read more