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  • 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: 30 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: Running 30 miles a week, 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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  • Choose To Conquer.

    Contributed on May 24, 2020

    Conquering is a choice. It’s a big choice, it’s a choice with bumps in the road. Paul commanded Timothy to endure hardness as a good solider.

    Choose To Conquer. Romans 8:35,37 Conquering is a choice. It’s a big choice, it’s a choice with bumps in the road. Paul commanded Timothy to endure hardness as a good solider. Listen fully to Paul’s plea to Timothy—2 Timothy 2:3-5NKJV You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus more

  • Creating Holy Moments-- Many Thoughts Come From The Book--Rediscovering Jesus By, Matthew Kelly.

    Contributed on May 21, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Many thoughts from Matthew Kelly, book called—Rediscover Jesus, This man's simple but profound writing has touched my heart. The authors discernment is needful. Question, “Can you go out tomorrow and create one holy moment?”

    Creating Holy Moments Matthew 28:18-20NKJV Let’s look at the great commission together this evening, In fact, these scriptures should be read together as a corporate body more often. Matthew 28:18-20NKJV And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and more

  • Complete Joy—maintaining The Glow!

    Contributed on May 16, 2020
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    Joy is not an emotion, but an attitude—a state of mind or manner of being. Isaiah 61:3, talks about putting on the oil of joy and a garment of praise like you would a healing salve or a protective cloak.

    Complete Joy—Maintaining The Glow! John 15:11NKJV The Lord Jesus Christ fully paid for every believer to walk in complete-lasting-joy. Only God can give you the joy you want. Do you desire a joy that is forever; Not fleeting, not just moments of pleasure, but a joy that goes on and on, with no more

  • A Mother’s Honor.

    Contributed on May 8, 2020

    The New Testament Greek word for—obey gives the definitions "to follow instructions; to be subject; to grant one's request; to answer a knock at the door.” In the Greek, this word—Obey leaves no wiggle room pertaining to this verse.

    A Mother’s Honor. Ephesians 6:1-3NIV This morning we are here to worship the Lord but also we’re present to honor our mothers. Not only are we commanded to obey and honor our mothers; it’s also the sensible and loving thing to do. Please refuse to take a mother for granted. Many children here more

  • The Conquering Power Of Love.

    Contributed on May 2, 2020

    In the now-famous “Love Chapter” of 1 Corinthians 13, Paul wrote about love that is put into practice. More than just a feeling or emotion.

    The Conquering Power Of Love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13NIV God’s love melts the hardest heart, The toughest of men and women’s heart melt like wax in the presence of the Lord. P.H The city of Corinth was a major commercial center of Southern Greece at the time of Paul’s writing. It was also a city 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