• Edward Hardee

    Contributing sermons since Jun 8, 2006
Edward's church

Langley Church of God
, South Carolina

About Edward
  • Education: Associates in Business Management at Aiken Technical College Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry at Holmes Bible College
  • Experience: Pastoring over 25 years. Youth pastor before that.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: The sermons are designed to be sermon starters. My goal is not to write a sermon for someone but to inspire a spark that helps people build better sermons.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Going Deep.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: "whenever you knock over a jug, whatever is in it will come out"
  • Family: My wife is the love of my life. We have four children whom we spend a lot of purposable time with, Kai, Rebekah, Leah and Hannah
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother was always respectful of my ministry even though she was a believer. Thank the Lord she became a believer 6 years before her passing. I pastored in another town.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She appreciates them more now than when I first started. Great encourager and helpmate.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always remember I am still learning and most of it is done behind the pulpit when God is giving me what to say.
  • Books that have had an impact: Leadership books by John Maxwell, Bill Hybels, Rick Warren Church growth books
  • Hobbies: Computers, sports,
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Live for the Lord because your family needs to see you do it.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: My grandmother who has Alzheimers interrupting me while I am preaching.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved God, his wife and his family
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  • Baptism: John, Jesus & The Old Testament

    Contributed on May 1, 2021

    This message is an exploration of some Old Testament symbols of baptism. This message was used in preparation for baptism at church.

    Title: Jesus, the Old Testament & Baptism – It mattered to Jesus Theme: To show the importance of baptism and the symbols from the Old Testament Text: Matthew 3:13 - 17 Matthew 3:13-17 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent more

  • Week 2: This Is Love - Conquering Death

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2021

    Week 2 in the series of This is Love. How the resurrection helps us overcome death.

    Title: This is Love – Overcoming Death Theme: To show that we don’t have to fear death. Text: Hebrews 2:14 – 15 Opening Scripture Hebrews 2:14-15 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who more

  • Week 3: This Is Love - New Creation

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2021

    This is the week 3 message of This is Love. Explains how we are a New Creation.

    Title: Week 3 This is Love – New Creation Theme: Show how the resurrection brings a new creation. Text: 1 Corinthians 15 There are many “noted” people in history who has wrestled with this concept of death. 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, more

  • Week 1: This Is Love - Forgiveness Of Sin (Story Of Peter)

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2021

    Week one of This Is Love series. This message uses the idea from the This is Love series and uses Peter's life as an example.

    This is Love – Forgiveness of Sins Theme: Text: John 21:1 – 15 Introduction Ideas “Last week we left off service with this statement ‘You cannot have the resurrection without the crucifixion’. The good news is in our life the things that we go through prepares us for life. Prepares us for more

  • Praying The Lord's Prayer

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2021

    Simple outline of the Lord's prayer. I used this to share notes and then pray on each topic. We called this our Look Up! service.

    Begin with Praise – This is where true prayer begins. Mat 6:9-13 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Too many times we begin our prayers with selfish request. Focusing too much on self. Surrender – This is where we surrender to God’s will and more

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  • Telemarketers

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2017

    IRS Spam Call - I wanted to share an experience that I just had on the phone. I got that dreaded spam call from the IRS. I knew it was false but I felt like I wanted to talk to a person about it. So I called the number. A young lady answered. She gave me a name and told me I owed $4800 on my more

  • What Are You Holding Onto?

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2016

    Props: trophies, on large nice trophy for the main story. These are some nice trophies. This one was earned by my daughter through playing softball. She was so proud as they called her name up to receive this trophy. This is from a contest that one of them had worked hard for. This large more

  • As I Was Reading The Newspaper The Other Day I ...

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2007
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    As I was reading the newspaper the other day I came across a letter that had been written to dear Abby. It was from a young man named Paul. It reads like this, "Dear Abby: When I was in law school, I shared an apartment with three other graduate students who like me, held part-time jobs and has more

  • The Secure Man's 23rd Psalm Says…

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2006
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    The secure man’s 23rd Psalm says… I am my provider, I shall not be in want I have stored up hay if the grass is not green in the valley I have a big canteen just incase the waters are dried up I have a map so I can find the right path Even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I more