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  • Ernie Arnold

    Contributing sermons since Mar 26, 2015
Ernie's church

Nazarene/Wesleyan/Methodist
, Tennessee
931-7212172

About Ernie
  • Education: Trevecca Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary Large Church Management School Light University Counseling Courses
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I only hope you find something that will help you share Jesus with those that God has called you to minister in Word and Sacrament. I pray for God's anointing on your life. I pray for His favor and blessing. May His direct your studies and may He anoint you with His Presence and Power.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Anything on Spiritual formation Writing the book - Yes, I Will Follow You!
  • One of my favorite illustrations: To see the Christian life as music being played by an orchestra. To see Christian growth as a flower and vegetable garden - understanding the both the seasons of growth and harvest. To see the Christian walk as a complete movie and not a series of snapshots.
  • Family: I have a wonderful family with Rebekah my wife (married in 1981) and three wonderful children and one wonderful grandchild.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Remember you can only speak to those present. Share Jesus. They are all saints in the making. Everyone is to be loved, accepted and needed.
  • Books that have had an impact: Anything written by Richard Foster - especially Celebration of Discipline and Prayer. Any book by Leonard Sweet. The writings of John Wesley - especially his sermons. A new collection of writings called Purity. Paul Tournier - A Listening Ear. Mildred Wyncoop - Theology of Love. Living the Lord's Prayer by Weigelt and Freeborn. Anything by Andrew Murray, Bill Hybels and Lois Tverberg. Nothing as important however as God's Word - slowly, steadily read, prayed and saturated upon each day.
  • Hobbies: Walking, gardening, reading, writing and playing with our border collie
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: We are saved from sin to live a life of holiness - of being restored to the image of Christ. This enables us to live a life in harmony with the LORD, with one another and with our world at large. We are to already be enjoying heaven.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Hopefully, will not have a tombstone - will have ashes sprinkled near Mt. Ranier, the Redwoods and then others placed where every DW wishes.
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  • Axe Or Cup? Which Church/Person Are We?

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2018
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    This sermon focuses on which type of person or church is your identity - 1. Big Axe Little Cup 2. Big Cup Little Axe or 3. Big Cup and the Axe in the hands of the Holy Spirit?

    Scripture: Mark 9:38 - 50 Title: Axe or Cup - Which Church/Person are We? This sermon focuses on which type of person or church is your identity - 1. Big Axe Little Cup 2. Big Cup Little Axe or 3. Big Cup and the Axe in the hands of the Holy Spirit? Grace and peace from God our Father ...read more

  • I Want To Be #1

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2018
     | 4,493 views

    This message is about how Jesus handled the conversation about greatness - ambition, power and control. Jesus challenges His Disciples - 1. Focus on Others 2. Focus on Service 3. Focus on Acceptance

    Scripture: Mark 9: 30 - 37 Theme: Pathway to Excellence Title: I want to Be #1 This message is about how Jesus handled the conversation about greatness. Jesus challenges His Disciples - 1. Focus on Others 2. Focus on Service 3. Focus on Acceptance INTRO: Grace and peace from God our ...read more

  • Time To Put Up Or Shut Up

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2018
     | 2,356 views

    This sermon primary focus is on the Encounter that Jesus had with Satan at Caesarea Philippi 1. Jesus faces the "Gates of Hell" 2. The disciples experience an amazing epiphany and 3. Jesus challenges His Disciples to live a life of radical discipleship.

    Scripture: Mark 8:27 - 38; Psalm 19 Title: Time to Put Up or Shut Up This sermon primary focus is on the Encounter that Jesus had with Satan at Caesarea Philippi 1. Jesus faces the "Gates of Hell" 2. The disciples experience an amazing epiphany and 3. Jesus challenges His ...read more

  • Open Ears, Open Heart And Open Praise

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2018
     | 3,950 views

    This sermon centers on the deaf man (verses 31 - 37). Mark shares with us that he experienced 1. Open Ears 2. An Open Heart 3. Open Praise It focuses on how the church must reach out!

    Mark 7:24- 37 Theme: Healing Miracles of Jesus Title: Open Ears, Open Hearts and Open Praise This sermon centers on the deaf man (verses 31 - 37). Mark shares with us that he experienced 1. Open Ears 2. An Open Heart 3. Open Praise INTRO: Grace and peace from God our Father and from ...read more

  • Wash Your Hands Or Heart?

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2018
     | 4,739 views

    Theme: Righteousness and Rituals This sermon deals with what really matters - how do we deal with all the rules, rituals and traditions we find in our churches? What really matters?

    Scripture: Mark 7:1-23 Title: Should You Wash Your Hands or Your Heart? Theme: Righteousness and Rituals This sermon deals with what really matters - how do we deal with all the rules, rituals and traditions we find in our churches? What really matters? INTRO: Grace and peace this morning ...read more

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