• H. Kevin Derr

    Contributing sermons since Nov 15, 2000
H. Kevin's church

Philadelphia First Church of the Brethren
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038

About H. Kevin
  • Education: Biblical Theological Seminary, D.Min. 2009 Bethany Theological Seminary, M.Div. 1998 Bridgewater College, Religion and Philosophy, B.A. 1991
  • Experience: Chaplain, Pennsylvania State Parks, Summers 88, 89 Summer Pastor, Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, Summer 90 Youth Pastor, Dayton Church of the Brethren, 89-91 Pastor, Yellow Creek and Bethel Churches of the Brethren, 91-93 Pastor, Beech Grove Church of the Brethren, 94-99 Pastor, First Church of the Brethren, 99-present
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Romans and Hebrews Sermon Series, they were the first time that I took in depth looks at the whole of a book. I found my research tools to be limited, and began to look at more and more technical commentaries as well as improving my Greek skills. I'm in the process of adding Hebrew and Latin to my skill set.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: "People who believe that little green men are chasing them, run."
  • Family: Kevin and Pat Derr. We've been married for almost 11 years now, and are enjoying our son, he was born in September. We also have a dog named Lucky.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "People can only go where their leaders take them." If you preach superficially, you will only develop superficial people. You cannot expect your people to develop good biblical world views if you do not provide them.
  • Books that have had an impact: Celebration of Discipline, by Richard Foster. The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson Preface to Theology, Yoder Foundations for Church Growth, Hunter
  • Hobbies: Old houses, reading, Cars, cooking, travel, family, history, and fishisng
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  • "Origins"

    Contributed on Nov 2, 2016

    Exploring the world of Genesis 1:1-10.

    Genesis 1:1-2:3 “Origins” First Reading: Hebrews 1:10-12 He also says, "In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them more

  • Living In Fear"

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    An expositoin of 1 Peter 1:17-21

    17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. 18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19but more

  • "Holiness”

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    An exposition of 1 Peter 1:13-16

    September 12, 2004 First Church of the Brethren H. Kevin Derr 1 Peter 1:1:13-16 “Holiness” 13Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil more

  • "Prophets And The Gospel”

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    An exposition of 1 Peter 1:10-12

    September 5, 2004 First Church of the Brethren H. Kevin Derr 1 Peter 1:10-12 “Prophets and the Gospel” 10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11trying to find out the time and circumstances to more

  • Introduction To 1 Peter

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    A general introduction to the book of First Peter

    August 29, 2004 First Church of the Brethren H. Kevin Derr 1 Peter 1:1-9 “Introduction to 1 Peter & the Greeting” Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2who have been chosen more

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