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  • Hal Seed

    Contributing sermons since Feb 16, 2005
Hal's church

New Song Community Church
Oceanside California , 92058
(760) 560-5000

About Hal
  • Education: Hal is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.), and Denver (M.Div.) and Fuller Seminaries (D.Min).
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I am a visual person. Many of these sermons were accompanied by white board diagrams and/or powerpoint slides, along with printed notes. I wish I could reconstruct those for you.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The God Questions -(simple apologetics to build believers’ confidence and bring seekers to faith.) This series launched the national God Questions Campaign and movement. Created for Significance (Luke 14-16, one of the most pivotal sections of the New Testament) Future History: The Book of Daniel. People want to know about the End Times, and Daniel is a simpler, shorter course to it than Revelation. During the series, attendance increased by 17%. Jonah: Responding to God. The book of Jo
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The Pepsi Can. Think about it this way. Sitting on the desk in front of me is a Pepsi can. Here’s one theory behind it: Millennia ago, a huge explosion sent a small meteor spinning through space. As it cooled, a caramel-colored, effervescent liquid formed on its surface. As time passed, aluminum crept out of the water and shaped itself into just these dimensions. –Which just happened to be the right shape and size for a human hand, which would develop a few thousand years later. Ove
  • Family: Hal is Founding and Lead Pastor of New Song Community Church in Oceanside, CA. He and Lori have two grown and married children who both love and serve the Lord.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "When the man of God speaks the Word of God, it becomes the Word of God." I say this to myself every Saturday afternoon. There is no higher privilege than speaking the Word of God, and no more amazing phenomenon than to become the channel for the words of God to people.
  • Books that have had an impact: Seed: The Bible Questions, The God Questions, I Love Sundays, Future History (Daniel), Jonah Nicodem: Prayer Coach Hybels: Rediscovering Church Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (leadership) Yancey: Disappointment with God (pain) Wilkinson: The Prayer of Jabez (prayer) Rusaw: The Externally Focused Church (community tranformation) Lewis: The Screwtape Letters (basic discipleship/growth) Alcorn: Heaven (fabulous insights) Harley: His Needs, Her Needs (marriage)
  • Hobbies: Mentoring pastors, swimming, reading, training church planters, traveling with my family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Come to Jesus."
  • What I want on my tombstone: Look! He’s getting up!
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  • How Can I Live The Bible?

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    You can’t master the Bible, but the Bible can master you. This sermon encourages people to join the Bible Reading Revolution and describes how to spend 10,000 hours with the Bible in your lifetime.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch Hal’s ...read more

  • How Can I Master The Bible?

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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     | 6,341 views

    You can’t master the Bible, but the Bible can master you. This sermon teaches how to study the Bible.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch Hal’s ...read more

  • Can The Bible Make Me Better?

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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     | 6,928 views

    This is a sermon primarily about how the Bible transforms people. For brain candy, we’ve included delightful facts on the Bible’s uniqueness.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch ...read more

  • How Is The Bible Different Than All Other Books?

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,756 views

    This "big picture" overview of the Bible is designed to excite people about entering into The Bible Questions Campaign and studying the Bible on their own. It describes the Bible’s composition, structure, reliability and accuracy.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch Hal’s ...read more

  • What The Bible Can Do For Me

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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     | 6,140 views

    Packed with facts and stories, this sermon is designed to excite people about reading the Bible. It’s the introductory message in The Bible Questions Campaign.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch Hal’s ...read more

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  • 10,000 Hours

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    10,000 HOURS Author Malcolm Gladwell found that the one thing that made people better at whatever it was they were working on was the time they spent with that thing or activity or pursuit. In a study of college music majors, he found that those who had put in a 4 to 6 thousand hours on their ...read more

  • The Bible Makes You Smarter

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    THE BIBLE MAKES YOU SMARTER In a New York Times article dated January 11, 2010, the Times reported that the Jewish people make up .02% of the world’s population. Yet… • 54% of the world’s chess champions are Jewish. • 51% of all non-fiction Pulitzer Prize winners are Jewish. • 27% of Academy ...read more

  • Bible Readers Change The World

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    BIBLE READERS CHANGE THE WORLD If you’ve read anything by Charles Dickens, you know how terrible conditions were in 18th century England. There were no child labor laws, so children as young as age four were put to work up to 12 hours a day in dangerous factories and sent into the corners of ...read more

  • Kamau: A Missionary To Kenya

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    KAMAU: A MISSIONARY TO KENYA I have a friend named Francis Kamau. Francis felt led to plant a church in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Francis decided to plant his church in a part of the city packed with bars and brothels. I preached for Francis a few years ago. And as we were leaving his ...read more

  • The Bible Can Make You Better

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2012
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    THE BIBLE CAN MAKE YOU BETTER Two hundred years ago, Norway was one of the poorest countries in Europe. She was ruled by her Danish neighbors and most people were poor fishermen or subsistence farmers. Every time there was a famine, people starved to death. Today it is one of the wealthiest. It ...read more