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J Spurling

Contributor since: Jan 28, 2003

J's church

La Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera

Asunción *Province/Other , 32609

About J Spurling

Education: B.S. in Business Administration from Nyack College (www.nyack.edu) M.A. in Missiology from Columbia International University (www.ciu.edu)

Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you are thinking of using one of my sermons: "Break glass only in case of emergency"

One of my favorite illustrations: The church is supposed to be united. If a church is founded upon the shared experience of people the church cannot be united. For instance, an all-teacher church is not a united church because there is only one segment of the church present in the body (teachers); an all-evangelist church is not united, it is segregated because only one segment of the kingdom is present; an all white, or an all black, or an all latino, or an all asian church located in a multi-ethnic community is not united it is segregated. Unity is not to be mistaken for comfort.

Family: Karen, Jeffrey and Jasmine

What my parents think of my sermons: Pretty typical parent response.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is encouraging.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Spend the time preparing. Make your preaching preparation a priority.

Books that have had an impact: "Ministry Nuts and Bolts : What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary" by Albrey Mulphurs "How to Lead a Great Cell Group Meeting. . . : So People Want to Come Back" by Joel Comiskey (great book for introducing church members to Cell concept). "Spiritual Leadership : Principles of Excellence for Every Believer" by J. Oswald Sanders

Hobbies: Running Publishing - Layout Design Clowning around

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Live your life as a response to the great love that God has shown to you.

What I want on my tombstone: Giving God the Glory and Enjoying Him Forever!