Contributors
  • Howard Strickland

    Contributing sermons since Jan 12, 2006
Howard's church

Crane Eater Community Church
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
762-204-5126

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 good looking wife Nathan my oldest son. Daniel will complete his degree in Music-this spring.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are my best supporters. I lost my dad 12-23-2019, and now mom is alone. I take care my mom, while Jenny cares for her mom.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I always pray, read alot, and trust God. I will never stop growing. I plan to stay in God’s word and always read great books. Future: Looks bright serving my Lord.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always laugh at yourself!
  • Books that have had an impact: Always read the Gospels, and stay in the book of Psalm
  • Hobbies: Yard work, My beautiful wife Jenny just being with her.
  • 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

  • Perfect Peace.

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2022
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    Myles Donnelly, who escaped from the 78th floor of the South Tower during the 9/11 tragedy, said, “It sounds and awful thing for a grown man to say, but I think I am afraid of the dark again.”If there is one word that could be s tamped over our times, it is the word, fear.

    Perfect Peace. Isaiah 26:3-4NIV Myles Donnelly, who escaped from the 78th floor of the South Tower during the 9/11 tragedy, said, “It sounds and awful thing for a grown man to say, but I think I am afraid of the dark again.” If there is one word that could be stamped over our times, it is the ...read more

  • Reconditioning Your Spiritual Reflexes.

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2022
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    Around the turn of the 20th century, a Russian psychiatrist and physician named Ivan Pavlov performed some groundbreaking experiments that won him a Nobel prize. It was called the Pavlov Dog Study.

    Reconditioning Your Spiritual Reflexes. Luke 22:54-62. “Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of his grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God‘s grace. -Every day should be a day of relating to God, on the basis of His grace alone.” ...read more

  • The Ordinarythe Common.

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2022
     | 190 views

    Moses had a pretty, ordinary occupation, tending sheep. Most of us have ordinary lives. Can you imagine a more routine existence?

    The Ordinary. Exodus 3:1-5NIV Moses had a pretty, ordinary occupation, tending sheep. Most of us have ordinary lives. Can you imagine a more routine existence? Moses must have felt like he had been put out to pasture. He once dreamed of delivering the people of Israel out of captivity. He had the ...read more

  • Being A Why Not Church.

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2022
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    In the words of the martyred missionary, Jim Elliott, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” 5 Reasons we are a why not church.

    Being A Why Not Church. Psalm 37:1-6, 34 This notice appeared in the window of a coat store in Nottingham, England: We have been established for over 100 years, and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever sense We have made money and lost money, suffered the effects of government ...read more

  • The Giving Game.

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2022
     | 171 views

    The son of a Baptist preacher, J.C Penney was motivated by the golden rule. His first store was named, Golden Rule store, and he titled his autobiography 50 years with the Golden Rule.

    The Giving Game. 2 Corinthians 8:7NASB I read a biography about the life and legacy of JC Penney, the founder of the department store by the same name. The C in J.C stood for cash, no kidding. But that wasn’t the motivation behind his ...read more

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  • Grace And The Waterfall

    Contributed on Jul 14, 2010
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    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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • A Farmer Noticed A Highway Department Truck ...

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2008
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    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?” ...read more

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

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2007
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    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 ...read 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”, ...read more