• Ish Engle

    Contributing sermons since Feb 22, 2004
Ish's church

First Christian Church
Frederick, Oklahoma 73542

About Ish
  • Education: BS - Operations Research and Systems Analysis, USMA, 1993
  • Experience: I am in my 4th year at Frederick, my first church.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please feel free to contact me with your advice, opinions, etc.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Preach the Gospel at all times, if necessary, use words. St. Francis.
  • Family: I have a wonderful wife, Susan, and two beautiful daughters. Misty, our oldest, is living in LA with her husband and my three AWESOME grandkids, and Lysa, our youngest, is in school here in Frederick.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I think their both amazed that I actually deliver sermons.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Half the time -- GOOD JOB! The other half, not so much!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Stick to the point
  • Books that have had an impact: A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Christianity ReDiscovered by Vincent Donovan Thinking the Faith by Douglas John Hall
  • Hobbies: I like football, fantasy football, and sudoku.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was using a radio to show that we need to "tune in" to God. I was talking about how the Holy Spirit gives us the "power" to do that, and that when the connection is broken, we cannot listen anymore. Someone had put batteries in the radio, and so when I unplugged it, it kept playing!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Sausage and mushrooms
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  • Sinners' Anonymous

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2006

    A call to repent and to give our lives over to God.

    Opening: Hello, I’m Ish, and I’m a sinner. I. Defining our terms a. Repaint Joke i. Churched used too much thinner God said, “Repaint and thin no more.” b. In the words of Archibald Asparagus “Stop it!” c. Remember: Sin is breaking relationship with God d. Repentance is: i. Websters: more

  • One Thing Leads To Another

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2006
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    For every action, there is a reaction and a series of events unfold. When we act toward God, we move unfold events to God’s glory. When we allow sin to move us, we move toward more sin.

    Once again the Pharisees thought they had the perfect situation. They had a woman who had been caught in an adulterous act. Hebrew law said that she should be stoned, though divorce was the more common solution of the day. Still, if Jesus didn’t say, “Stone her,” they could show people that He more

  • A Funeral Sermon For A Faithful Servant Of Christ

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2006
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    A funeral message for a man who truly loved God and lived out his faith daily.

    A Funeral Sermon I. Paul’s command to us. a. Flee from evil things i. Avoid the base things in life ii. Avoid love of money 1. it leads to foolish and harmful desires 2. it leads to ruin b. pursue righteousness i. That is, conformity with God’s ways, and opposition to more

  • What's The Bright Idea?

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2006

    The Wisemen sought after the Word Incarnate. We should learn from their example and seek Jesus through the Word made Script.

    What’s the Bright Idea? I. My 1st view of the magi a. 1st or 2nd grade b. Thee Wise-guys! Moe, Larry, and Curly c. My Epiphany! i. Can you say that word in Church? ii. Definition: a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an intuitive more

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