• Joe Tilton

    Contributing sermons since May 9, 2013
Joe's church

Carter, Oklahoma 73627

About Joe
  • Education: Because I was interested in religious history, I independently studied with a professor for 9-years who taught me how to study to gather facts rather than what to study. Thirteen-years as a high-school age Sunday School teacher taught me more than the kids, who asked questions that had never been answered in my church experience, so the hard study began to find answers for them and me. Yes, I do have a college background as well.
  • Experience: After 9-years of independent study of religious history, 14-years in a well-educated writers group, 13-years as a Sunday School teacher and countless hours of study, plus multiple courses to be come a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Churches, but now I am being called elsewhere, and available.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: You won't see me preach toward a denomination. My focus is finding the truth in its purest form possible. If you use my material, I would love to hear from you.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Always on the Fourth Gospel. There are many others, including a study of David and anointing.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: ...don't have a favorite since there are too many
  • Family: Raised my son myself after the death of my wife.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Don't know. My parents are both deceased.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Not married
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Tell a story, explain original meanings of important words and point to LOVE and TRUTH.
  • Books that have had an impact: Too many to list! However, I'm not afraid of any of them, including The Lost Years of Jesus, and the Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text.
  • Hobbies: Writing, restoring classic cars (auto body, etc.), photography, travel, Harley riding, multicultural mentoring (16-years), writing song lyrics & music.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: If what you hear does not point the way to love through truth, you're listening to the wrong person.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: People couldn't stop laughing at one of the jokes--kept laughing as they left the building.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He did his best to live in Love through Truth.
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  • The Word

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2014

    What is "The" word? What is it that glues the universe together? Science? This one is the basic of basics. For Jan 5.

    Message January 5, 2014 The Word A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, “Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?” The father replied, “It’s mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean.” more

  • Truth

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2013

    Who am I to tackle the meaning of Truth? To me, this is my most important contribution. If you use it, please let me know.

    Christmas Message December 22, 2013 Truth A Russian couple was walking down the street in St. Petersburg recently, when the man felt a drop hit his nose. “I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife. “No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied. more

  • Anticipation

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2013
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    What does it mean? There was preparation the first arrival, so what's the important second arrival?

    Message December 1, 2013 Anticipation A chemistry professor at a major university tells the story of a young girl who wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution. She decided to throw a large lump of potassium into a bucket of water. The professor, glancing in her direction, saw what more

  • Sheltered

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2013

    The earth won't last forever, according to Jesus. Troubling times are ahead, and those are Messiah's words. Is there an escape? Yes, but only one way. Hey, it's not my words! Go to Luke 21

    Message November 17, 2113 Sheltered One day a lady was driving on the highway. She frequently checked her speedometer to be sure she was within the speed limit. She looked into the rear-view mirror, and much to her dismay, she saw a police car not far behind. And, to make things worse, the more

  • All In

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2013

    Sadducees disagreed--with nearly everybody. They had their version of the Torah, much like the Samaritans. So the question must be asked; want to argue or be "all in" the service of our God?

    Message November 10, 2013 All In A man opens his eyes and realizes he’s in front of St. Peter at the pearly gates. Immediately St. Peter said, “It’s not so easy getting into heaven. There are some criteria to be met before entering. “For example,” Peter said, more

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  • I Think It's Jesus In The Liimo

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2013

    I THINK IT'S JESUS IN THE LIMO The Oklahoma Conference Leader Bishop Hayes is returning home after a speaking engagement. When his plane arrives, there is a limousine there to transport him to his home in Oklahoma City. As he prepares to get into the limo, he stops and speaks to the driver. "You more