• John Harvey

    Contributing sermons since Feb 12, 2004
John's church

LifeQuest Church
Palm City, Florida 34990

About John
  • Education: Masters in Pastoral Studies from International School of Theology in San Bernardino, CA. Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Califonria Baptist University in Riverside, CA.
  • Experience: 2002-Present- Lead Pastor at LifeQuest Church in Palm City, FL. 1998-2002- Minister to Students at First Baptist Church, Stuart, FL. 1989-1998- Pastor of Studetn Ministries at Redlands Bible Church, Redlands, CA.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Read with grace. These are meant as resources and knowing anyone may use anything I say causes great angst!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Preaching through the Purpose Driven Life in 2003 made a tremendous impact on myself and our church body.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: My two year old daughter was having a pretend conversation one day. I asked who she was talking to and she said, "I’m talking to Jesus." I asked what she said and she replied, "I told Jesus I loved him." "What did he say," I asked? "He said he loves me too." With all our grown up theology we forget that the kingdom of Heaven is like a little child.
  • Family: I have been married for 13 years to Alana. We have three children, Emily, Zachary and Kimberly.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are completley biased. Whenever they hear a message it is the greatest one ever preached. Not a shred of honesty in their critiques.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Completely honest. She is willing to tell me what worked and what didn’t, but always in love.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "God wants us to be rather than seem to be." Gary Stanley
  • Books that have had an impact: "Purpose Driven Life" By Rick Warren "Visioneering" by Andy Stanley "Unstoppable Force" by Erwin McManus "Magnificent Obsession" by Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Hobbies: Golf, sports, and movies. I love playing and interacting with sports with my children.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus came to forgive, not condemn. Receive His grace and let him heal your soul.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I once dropped all of my notes off the stand and was not able to get them back in the right order for several minutes. Seemed like an eternity!!!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Great Husband, Great Dad, Loved Jesus
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  • Light And Dark

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2008
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    Jesus has called us to be light into the world around us.

    Light and Dark June 15, 2008 Me: I used to be terrified of the dark. I hated it. I always wanted more light and to be able to see what horrible monster was going to crawl out from under my bed. Somehow, seeing the monster made it better. There was a comfort in the light. Now, I want it as more

  • Come And Follow

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    What did Jesus really call the disciples to when he asked them to follow?

    Come and Follow May 11, 2008 Me: Influences in my life that I have followed: Coach Cates- hitting Gary Stanley- Speaking Bill Walthall- Serving You: who has influenced you? Who do you follow? Where are you following them? God: Today we are going to look at a story from the life more

  • Seeds And Soils

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus teaches about the spiritual depth of people and their reception to the Word of God.

    Seeds and Soils June 8, 2008 Me: I know nothing about farming. I can’t make anything but weeds grow in my lawn. But I get fascinated by people who do understand those things. Some people can make any plant grow. When I walk through the garden section at Home Depot the plants all lean over. more

  • Victory Over Death

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus heals a little girl who has died. Her daughter must humble himself to ask for Jesus’ help.

    “Victory Over Death” July 13, 2008 Me: Story of Emily being put into NICU after her birth. Nothing really tests your faith as the safety and health of your children. You: Are there times in your life where you remember seeking God because of some major issue with your child or loved more

  • Victory Over Evil

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus overcomes the demons that have been tormenting a man.

    “Victory Over Evil” June 29, 2008 Me: Ladies in office with computer that talked. Thought it was a demon. The solution for this victory was for the pastor to drive to the church and turn off the computer. You: Have you ever felt like your life was full of demons? Two quick points to more

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