• Howard Strickland

    Contributing sermons since Jan 12, 2006
Howard's church

Crane Eater Community Church
Calhoun, Georgia 30701

About Howard
  • Education: Hart County High- Hartwell, Ga Shorter College-Rome, Ga Lee University- Cleveland, TN Masters and Th.D North Carolina College of Theology
  • Experience: 33 years of being Senior/ Lead Pastor
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that men and women can use my sermon material and that it will benefit them personally as well as churches.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Purpose Driven Church How to Win Friends and Influence People The Word for You Today Devotion
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Too many.
  • Family: Jenny, my drop dead gorgeous wife and I have been married for 37 years. We have two sons. Nathan is the oldest and is a business owner developing websites, etc. Daniel, our youngest, is a minister of music.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They were always my best supporters. Our parents are in heaven now but their legacy lives on.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my best amen-er and is very supportive. She says the Lord speaks to her each service. She prays for me before every service that God will anoint me so His people can grow.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always laugh at yourself! Be serious with God, deeply devoted. Read devotions, Great books, and of course God's word.
  • Books that have had an impact: Always read the Gospels, and stay in the book of Psalm
  • Hobbies: Swimming daily. Spending time with my beautiful wife Jenny.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Please believe that Jesus is Lord!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Too many to tell you!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Daniel 12:3
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Newest Sermons

  • Do The Hard Work First.

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    After living more than 60 years, I know that any claim that offers an effortless way to develop a lean, well conditioned body is a hoax. So is any sermon title that promises an easy way to become like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Do the Hard Work First. 1 Timothy 6:11-12TPT After living more than 60 years, I know that any claim that offers an effortless way to develop a lean, well conditioned body is a hoax. So is any sermon title that promises an easy way to become like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 1Timothy more

  • The Passionate Pursuit Of Effective Prayer.

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2023
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    Psalm 3, presents another side of the biblical picture of faith in which the neat, tidy, well ordered theology of Psalm 1 and 2 gives way to a theology that allows for the realities of life– realities that include struggle, injustice, abuse, doubt, fear, and the testing of our faith.

    The Passionate Pursuit Of Effective Prayer. Psalm 13:1-6 Jenny and I left our house early to be with our parents for Thanksgiving, 1996. As we left I noticed our next door neighbor’s silver van was parked in his driveway. My neighbor and I had gotten close. I didn’t know that he was a different more

  • Living The Blessed Life.

    Contributed on Sep 7, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    Psalm 1 does not teach the duty of obedience so much as it invokes affection for the Torah. In Psalm 1, the righteous are not those who obey the Torah, but are those who delight in the Torah.

    Living the Blessed Life. Psalm 1:1-6NKJV The desert is abundant with life, but there is a stark contrast between plants that are near water and plants that are in the drier parts of the landscape. Those plants near the water display abundant growth. Those plants that are near the water display more

  • Rejection Denied.

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2023

    So just what is rejection? For a child, it could be another child not sharing. -For a teen, feelings of not fitting in. Constant peer pressure. -For an adult, rejection might come by prejudice, race, religion, rejection comes with many faces.

    Rejection Denied. Romans 15:7TPT Rejection is one of the most painful experiences known to mankind. I can remember my first year in High School/9th grade. I was going by the lunchroom when a girl motioned for me to come close to the window. When I did, she shouted, “You’re ugly!” The words more

  • The Secret Of The Third Prince.

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2023
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    Johnathan, Cane devotion on the three princes. Make your gaze Jesus.

    The Secret of the Third Prince. Psalm 25:15NLT We were walking through a large open Desert plain covered with loose sand. As we walked my friend told me to seek to walk in a straight line. So I kept walking as he watched. He let me go on for a few minutes. “Stop,” he yelled from the distance. Now more

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  • Grace And The Waterfall

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2010

    GRACE AND THE WATERFALL Last week I went for a walk and I saw a beautiful rock under a small waterfall, it was continually cleansed. My friend found a rock, but his rock wasn't found under a waterfall, and it's not as pretty and as smooth. Grace more

  • Every Morning In Africa A Gazelle Wakens And ...

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2008
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    Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakens and knows it has to run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakens and knows it must outrun the swiftest gazelle or it will starve to death. The saying goes, “ It matters not more

  • A Farmer Noticed A Highway Department Truck ...

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A farmer noticed a highway department truck pulling over on the shoulder of the road. A man got out and dug a hole, then got back into the truck. Then the other occupant got out, filled up the hole and got back in the truck. Every fifty yards this amazing process was repeated. “What are you doing?” more

  • Norman V Peale Wrote A Book Called, "The Power Of ...

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Norman V Peale wrote a book called, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” His manuscript was turned down by 18 different publishing companies. In his disgust he threw the manuscript in a trash can, but his wife Marquette went to get the manuscript out of the can. Rev. Peale dared her to, so she leaves more

  • Charlie Brown Told Lucy "There's Just No Hope For ...

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
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    Charlie Brown told Lucy “There’s just no hope for our baseball team, and Lucy said, “Well Charlie, you lose some and you win some”, more