• 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 18 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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  • Our Choice To Rejoice

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2018

    Learning how to rejoice during anxiety

    Note: I used Max Lucado's book Be Anxious for Nothing as a reference for this sermon series. Many of the quotes come from this book. Title: The Choice to Rejoice Theme: From the series of Be Anxious for Nothing Text: Genesis 50, Philippians 4:6 – 14, Lamentations 3 Philippians 4:4-9 more

  • Stay Calm

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2018

    A message on anxiety

    Note: Some of the notes came from Max Lucados book called Be Anxious for Nothing Title: Don’t be Anxious Theme: Learning to deal with anxiety and stress in our lives. Text: Phillippians 4:4 – 8 Philippians 4:4-8 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. (5) Let your more

  • Leaving Your Coat To Keep Your Character

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2018

    A message on temptaiton and how to deal with it.

    Title: Finish Well – Dealing with Temptation Theme: How to deal with Temptation Text: Genesis 39:1 – 19; 1 John 2:16; Luke 4:1 – 16; Matthew 6:9 - 13 Joseph’s Plight Review Genesis 39:1 - 19 Joseph is one of 12 sons of Jacob. He quickly became his favorite son because he was born to more

  • Learning To Dance

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2017

    A message on the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives

    Learning to Dance Theme: Showing the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Text: John 16:7 – 14 Opening Illustration and notes from Max Lucado. A Gentle Thunder - Hearing God Through the Storm (Kindle Locations 731-754). Kindle Edition. Let’s imagine that you want to learn to dance. more

  • Rooted - Introduction

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2017

    First message in the series on being Rooted. This message goes over the bad grounds.

    Title: Being Rooted Theme: Text: Mark 4:1 - 13 Introduction And again He began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. (Mark 4:1) Then He taught them many 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