• Ian Hyde

    Contributing sermons since Mar 26, 2019
Ian's church

Cortez Church of the Nazarene
Cortez, Colorado 81321

About Ian
  • Education: Ordained Elder through the Church of the Nazarene (2018). MDiv. from Fuller Theological Seminary (2016). B.A. from University of Northern Iowa in Political Science (2006). A.A.S. in Flight Operations from Cochise Community College (2013).
  • Experience: 5 years pastoral and chaplaincy experience as a hospice chaplain, youth pastor, and senior pastor in the Church of the Nazarene. 4 years experience as a Soldier in the United States Army.
  • Family: Married with 4 young children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They wish I became a doctor! :D
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they're the bee's knees!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: No matter what church you go to, no matter how small, the pastor's hands should never touch any money (outside of receiving a pay check from the treasurer, of course).
  • Hobbies: Fishing. Hiking. Flying aeroplanes. Drinking copious amounts of coffee.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: One gentleman always got up in the middle of my sermons and went out the back door for a smoke. When I asked him what that was all about, he told me he needed the nicotine. I told him next time, just light up right in the pew. He never left mid-sermon again.
  • What I want on my tombstone: I've always been partial to pepperoni...
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Newest Sermons

  • A New Creation

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2019

    We are being called to see the world through new eyes, but in order to do that, we need to be transformed by Christ. Once we witness His power firsthand, only then are we truly able to go out as ambassadors for Him.

    OPENING STORY If any of you have gotten the chance to sift through old pictures on my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed that in most of the older pictures I used to wear glasses. Well, I used to be slightly near-sighted. And when I mean slightly, I mean it was like 20/400! If I took my glasses more

  • Finding Rest Among The Crowds

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    We often pride ourselves in our work ethic, but we are addicted to work! This sermon takes a look at our need to find rest in the midst of a chaotic world and a myriad of responsibilities; using Jesus' practice of finding rest as our example.

    IMMEDIACY IN MARK When we read the Gospel of Mark, we read a story moving at breakneck speed. Mark is the shortest gospel, and in it we don’t find a genealogy, or narratives from his childhood, or even much of a prelude before Jesus is baptized. And once he is baptized, it seems like he is more

  • The Spirit Of Hope

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    If there are two things which are universal to the human condition, it’s that we all hold hope dear to our heart, and we all have to face disappointments and some time or another. Though many may not realize it, hope isn’t just a universal experience, it’s a universal need.

    OPENING STORY On this Armed Forces Day weekend, I am reminded of one of the persistent dreams of my childhood. When I was a kid, there was nothing I hoped for more than to one day be a Soldier like my dad. In fact, both my parents had served, and some of my earliest memories were putting my dad’s more

  • Fidelity To God's Call

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    When we hear the word “prophet”, we often think of someone whose primary job is to tell the future. But prophets had a much more important job: they were called to bring the hard truth to God’s people, so that they would realize their need for reconciliation with God.

    INTRODUCTION When we hear the word “prophet”, we often think of someone whose primary job is to tell the future. We might equate the term with “soothsayer”, “seer,” or even in a non-Christian context, “fortune teller”. We most often judge a prophet by whether or not their words come true. There is more

  • Taking The Journey

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2019
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    God’s call to take the journey to worship the newborn king isn’t just for those born to privilege, or those born in the church. It isn’t just for pastors, scholars, and religious leaders. No, God’s call to worship is for anyone who will listen.

    OPENING STORY An old king sat uncomfortably on his throne, fingernails dug into well-worn grooves in the wood as he waited nervously for the mysterious travelers to approach. All Jerusalem was abuzz with the rumors that these men were searching for a new heir which had just been born, yet neither more