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Don's church

Promise of Hope, Inc.
Dudley, Georgia 31022

About Don
  • Education: B.S. Sociology McMurry University, Abilene, Tx. 1986 M. Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky. 1992 D. Min. Lake Charles Bible, Lake Charles, La. 1998
  • Experience: 16 years in the pastoral ministry, 6 years in evangelism as an evangelist 2 years in full-time ministry with chemically addicted persons
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray these sermons will be helpful to you. You need to know that these sermons are preached at the chapel of the drug treatment center in which I am chaplain. Thus these sermons touch on addiction and recovery and how a relationship with Christ deals with recovery.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Series on Forgiveness, Series on the Parables from a Middle Eastern understanding, Series on Psalm 23
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A preacher was preaching a soul searching sermon on pride. After the service a lady came up to him and said, "I am very distressed in mind because of pride. A few days ago I sat by my mirror for hours admiring my beauty." The pastor replied, "That’s not a in of pride. That’s a sin of imagination." We are not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought.
  • Family: Wife, Mary 2 children: Ginny and Christian
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mom thinks my sermons are great. My brothers and sister think they are okay. Somewher between those two points is reality.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says I preach sermons with good content though she holds her breath at points when I "stop preaching and go to meddling."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Seek more annointing than being eloquent in speech. Also, be real.
  • Books that have had an impact: Absolute Surrender by Chuck Swindoll Total Forgiveness by R.K. Kendall Jesus and the Book and Jesus and the Land by Charles Page The Intercessions of Rees Howells
  • Hobbies: Horseback riding Travel
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The Church in America has offended God through our passive approval of sin within our ranks as well as within our culture. God is calling the church to repentance so that we may receive his mercy, grace, and outpouring of His Spirit.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I almost fell into a grave while doing a graveside service.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved the Lord and his family.
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  • Seize The Moment

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Followers of Jesus, under the leading of the Spirit, seize the moment to act in ministry.

    Seize the Moment Acts 3:1-11 Miracle---Proclamation---Souls Saved---Persecution---Church Prays---Church Receives More Power---Another Miracle I. Peter Stopped Jewish day consisted of 12 hours Last Hour of prayer in the Jewish day was the ninth hour or 3:00 P.M. While others more

  • Learning How To Walk

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    What does it mean to walk with God?

    Learning How to Walk Isa. 30:18-26 Introduction: Lance Armstrong won 7 Tour De France titles. His training regiment for the sport of cycling did not begin just prior to the Tour De France but began long before the race. Even in the off season training was essential. It has been estimated more

  • Who, Me?

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Discovering the 4 principles of effective service in the Kingdom of God.

    WHO, ME? NEHEMIAH 1:1-2:8 1. Nehemiah Saw a Need (1:3) 2. Nehemiah was Concerned about the Need he saw (1:4) 3. Nehemiah Prayed concerning the Need he saw (1:5-11) Components of Nehemiah’s Prayer A. Acknowledgement of God’s Greatness (1:5) B. Intercession (1:6) C. more

  • Forgiveness Objective: Reconciliation

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 18 ratings

    The purpose of forgiveness is reconciliation.

    January 27, 2008 Forgiveness Objective: Reconciliation Matthew 5:21-24 Romans 12:18 This is the last in the series on forgiveness. Have you ever been offended by something another has said about you? Have you ever been guilty of offending another by word or deed? If you live long more

  • Total Forgiveness

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Total forgiveness is necessary for our spiritual, psychological, and physical health.

    March 12, 2006 Total Forgiveness Luke 23:34 Introduction: Did you see the news report earlier in the week about Charles Cullen? He is the nurse given 6 life terms for the murders of 40 patients under his care. At one point in Friday’s proceedings they had to physically gag the more

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  • Do You Remember Your First Girl Or Boyfriend? I ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2008
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    Do you remember your first girl or boyfriend? I remember mine. The one thing that I was set on was to impress her so that I could get to know her. I’ll never forget. I was in the 8th grade. We were going to meet up at a basketball game. I had found out that she really liked the fragrance of more

  • Researcher George Barna In 2006 Asked Pastors ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2008
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    Researcher George Barna in 2006 asked pastors what they thought was the number 1 priority in the lives of their congregations. Pastors responded that 70% of their peoples #1 priority was their walk w/God. Keep in mind that Barna is asking pastors about people who regularly attend worship. When more

  • Over The Years, God Has Opened Up Some Amazing ...

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2008
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    Over the years, God has opened up some amazing doors for ministry for me to be involved in. One such opportunity was to go to Africa a few years back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When I arrived in the capital city of Kinshasa, the first thing I noticed was a number of troops from the more

  • Did You See The News Report Earlier In The Week ...

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Did you see the news report earlier in the week about Charles Cullen? He is the nurse given 6 life terms for the murders of 40 patients under his care. At one point in Friday’s proceedings they had to physically gag the defendant because of his outbursts in court. At one point one of the more

  • Some Years After Corrie Ten Boom Had Be Freed ...

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2008
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    Some years after Corrie Ten Boom had be freed from a Nazi Concentration Camp, she was scheduled to speak at a church. As she sat on the platform and looked out at the congregation, she saw the prison guard who had been so cruel to her sister just prior to her death. She struggled and wrestled more