• Ed Wood

    Contributing sermons since May 2, 2002
Ed's church

Retired Southern Baptist Minister
Cleveland, Tennessee 37323
(423) 299-2121

About Ed
  • Education: Batchelor of Arts in History, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 1976 Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1980 Some work toward Doctor of Ministry at Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, FL, 1984
  • Experience: I pastored for thirty nine years. Most of my pastorates have been either student or full time pastorates. My last pastorate was a bi-vocational pasatorate. In January 2002, I retired from Municipal government (city clerk for the Town of Sunflower) to devote my full time to the church. Since retireing, I have joined my wife in representing AFLAC. We are both associates with AFLAC in Cleveland, TN.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Feel free to "Put your handle in my ax" and swing away. After all, there is nothing new. Someone, somewhere, has alread said it before.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Series on 1 John
  • Family: I am married and have four adult children. My wife of 44+ years is Rebecca. She is the daughter of a baptist preacher. My late father was a pastor, and my two brothers are pastors.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They think that I am the best preacher they have heard. Of course they are a little biased.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is very supportive and complements me. She rarely has any criticism for me.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: When you go into the pulpit, just be yourself and not try to preach like someone you admire. Allow God to use you. He called you to be who you are.
  • Books that have had an impact: There are so many, it is hard to name just a few. Books by John MacAuthor, Max Lucado, Tim LaHaye, Charles Stanley, Adrian Rodgers, Warren Wiersbe, are just a few
  • Hobbies: Golf, Reading
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I hope that I can continue to preach until the Lord calls me home. My father died at 79, and was still pastoring!
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was a caring pastor who ministered to others.
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    Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Paul addresses the challenge to his apostleship and authority.

    PAUL – A MODEL PREACHER 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 INTRO: I can remember, as a young boy, going to the movies on Saturday to watch the westerns showing. Most of the time you could tell the good guys from the more

  • The Miracle Of Wine

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A message on Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine.

    THE MIRACLE OF WINE John 2:1-11 INTRO: Jesus was just beginning his public ministry. Jesus was at this wedding feast when they ran out of wine. He was asked to do something and he did. There is a more

  • The Wisdom Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    A second message by Paul on spiritual wisdom.

    THE WISDOM OF THE GOSPEL 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 INTRO: Men sometimes speak of "The Simple Gospel." This is true enough if you are considering what is involved in salvation. But it is very profound in what more

  • The Foolishness Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Paul contrasts human wisdom with spiritual wisdom.

    THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 INTRO: Paul, in continuing his letter now talks about their unspiritual state by exalting human wisdom which is foolishness in the things of God. I. more

  • A Letter To Fallen Christians – Factions At Corinth

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A message to the church at Corinth (2 of 2).

    A LETTER TO FALLEN CHRISTIANS – FACTIONS AT CORINTH (Part 2) 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 INTRO: After his greeting and proof of his authority in the first 9 verses, Paul now turns his attention to more

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