• Jeff Hagan

    Contributing sermons since Feb 10, 2017
Jeff's church

True Grace Ministries and Theological Institute
Tacoma, Washington 98328

About Jeff
  • Education: ThD, CEdD, MABS, MCC, BA. Academic institutions attended: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Luther Rice Seminary; Grace Seminary; Trinity Theological Seminary; Tyndale Seminary; Reformation International Seminary; Birmingham Theological Seminary; Northwest University; Wicket Gate Bible College; and a few others as well.
  • Experience: Founder & President of True Grace Ministries and Theological Institute; Private Practice Christian and Pastoral Counseling; Co-Founder, Professor, Curriculum Designer, Student Counselor at Riverview Bible College; Associate Pastor at The Freeway Church; Counseling Staff and Assistant to Youth/Young Adult Pastor at Church By The Side Of The Road; and Deacon at Wabash Presbyterian Church. I am also an author and have had several articles and sermons published that can be found on Patheos/Evangelical Channel (Chorus in the Chaos blog), Pulpit and Pen (which I no longer promote),, and open forums such as and
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: We are all in this together my friends. I hope these articles and sermons can be of benefit to you. May God direct and bless us all in what we do.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: There are many. I have enjoyed, learned and grown from sermons and books from the likes of: John Calvin, Tullian Tchividjian, Mark Driscoll, John Piper, Wayne Grudem, Hank Hanegraaff, Chuck Swindoll, Jeff Durbin, and many others.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Regeneration and faith act sort of like electricity and a light bulb. When you flip on a light switch it appears the electricity causing the bulb to activate and the light all happened at the same time. In actuality, electricity came first but the light came on right when the switch was hit. It's the same in salvation. Regeneration is the electricity and faith is the light bulb. Regeneration must come first before one can exercise saving faith, however, it appears to occur simultaneously.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I don't like speaking in front of family. Lol. Both are proud and enjoy them though. I performed my older sister's wedding in front of many friends and even more direct and extended family. It was one of my best God be the glory.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I guess she didn't like them. She divorced me years ago. :-)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Being a pastor is the most rewarding job there is, however, it is also by far the most difficult as well. Do all that you can to NOT be a pastor. If you cannot find fulfillment and everything keeps directing you back to ministry, then you can be assured your calling is real."
  • Books that have had an impact: The Bible (of course, prefer ESV); Calvin's "Institutes;" Spurgeon's works; Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century; The Apocolypse Code; Counterfeit Revival; Letter's From a Skeptic; Mark Driscoll's "Doctrine;" "Flying Close To The Flame;" Grudem's "Systematic Theology;" "Amillennialism" by Riddlebarger; and many, many others.
  • Hobbies: Reading and studying about Theology & Doctrine; Starbucks Mochas and Frapps; Martial Arts; Lake Fishing; Swimming; Movies; Music.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would focus on God's grace. I would make it clear He is not looking for reasons to keep us out of eternity with Him, but He is giving us reasons to recognize we are His for eternity.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Something small but very funny at the time: It was one of my first times speaking publicly and I was very nervous. I was sharing something that had happened in my life where my teeth had been chattering. Well, as I meant to say "my teeth chattered" I actually said "my teeth shattered." People were laughing, a few were trying to be respectful and hold it in, I was baffled as I didn't realize what I had said and the pastor kindly told me "you said shattered instead of chattered." Then we all laughed.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Ephesians 2:8-9 & Romans 8:1
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  • A Peek At Prosperity

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2017

    Word of Faith, Health & Wealth, and Prosperity gospels are all false gospels. This is a very brief treatment of just a couple issues regarding prosperity.

    Scriptures: Matt. 6:19-23; 23:25; Luke 8:1-3; 9:25; 12:15; 18:24; 1 Timothy 6:6-9 The “prosperity gospel” is a term used to describe, at least in part, the Word of Faith Movement (WOF), and the teaching is exploding in popularity across the world. But is it true? Where is the focus? Is the more

  • Unforgivenss & Bitterness Go Hand In Hand

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2017

    When we fail to forgive we hurt ourselves. This sermon offers practical information on signs we have not truly forgiven, what forgiving actually means, the relationship between unforgiveness and bitterness, and how to overcome bitterness with forgiveness.

    Scriptures: Matthew 18:21-22; Luke 6:36-37; 23:34; Romans 6:10; 14:10; Ephesians 4:32; Hebrew 12:15; Genesis 50:19-21 Introduction: Forgiveness is an easy word to say but a difficult action to carry out. However, the Bible repeatedly speaks of forgiveness so we cannot ignore its importance. more

  • Grace For The Despised

    Contributed on May 27, 2017

    True grace goes much deeper than we tend to think it does. We tend to reserve it for those who are already followers of Christ, however, Christ exercised grace, mercy, and love even to the most despised of sinners.

    Introduction: I’m sure most of you are familiar with the biblical account of a tiny little guy by the name of Zacchaeus. Well, far from just an entertaining story popular among Sunday School children, the incident with Zacchaeus gives us an incredible example of God’s grace and love. We see in more

  • 18 Things To Rid Yourself Of To Be Happy

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2017

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happy in and of itself. However, biblically there is a difference between "happiness" and "joy." Here is a list of things to rid your life of as you seek to find happiness which will hopefully lead to true joy.

    Introduction: Everyone, believer or non-believer, wants to achieve happiness. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happy as long as it is not our end all goal. Other than not having a relationship with Christ, the biggest thing that holds us back from accomplishing our dreams is, more