• John Quigley

    Contributing sermons since Jan 7, 2005
John's church

Brackettville, Texas 78832-0347

About John
  • Education: San Antonio College and Park College in Missouri, St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City Missouri.
  • Experience: 20 years of pastoring churches as well as a couple of years as a Lay Speaker in the UMC.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I do hope that what I have written and said, makes sense to you and honors the Lord my God, for I do this for Him and no one else.
  • Family: There is just my wife and I now at home, we do have 3 daughters all with their own lives and in different parts of the country.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my greatest critic, and is the one not afraid to tell me when she thinks I am saying something not right. She is also one who likes my sermons about 95% of the time.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Pray, Read, Study, Pray some more. Try to get a feel for what the people of that time would have heard and then bring it forward to our day.
  • Books that have had an impact: Fred Craddock - Preaching. An awesome book that taught me a great deal about preaching. The latest book I have read was The Jefferson Lies by Barton. I was amazed what I did not know about Jefferson and his Christian beliefs.
  • Hobbies: Golf, Gunsmithing.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Nothing, I have arranged to be cremated. God knows who I am and what I have or have not done.
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  • Who Can Stand?

    Contributed on Apr 18, 2016

    God is angry with the sinfulness of the world, and is about to rain down mass destruction on the earth. Using part of Jonathan Edwards sermon, "Sinners in the hands of an Angry God".

    Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758, preached a sermon on July 8, 1741 titled Sinners in the hands of an angry God. He spoke of the wrath of God upon those who were living constantly in sin, Edwards opening verse was Deuteronomy 32:35. It reads: “Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall more

  • The First Evangelists

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2016

    The women to and from the tomb.

    Set the stage first: Read the verses: Just as the dawn was beginning to break, the women make their way to the tomb, there are soldiers supposed to be there guarding the tomb to make sure no one comes to steal the body. They expected that the stone would have to be rolled away so they could go more

  • Search Me

    Contributed on Feb 29, 2016

    It is a sermon about King David and his knowledge that no matter what, God was with him. That even though he was a sinner, he could go before God with his broken and contrite heart and receive forgiveness.

    The apostle Paul writes to the Church in Rome and in the 8th Chapter of that missive he says: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE KILLED ALL DAY more

  • History Is Our Guide

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2013

    Sermon about historical characters that we should look too as guides to our own walk with Christ.

    Heb 12:1 NKJV Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, I have witnessed and even (when much younger) was a participant in foot more

  • Called To Be Priests

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2013

    There are those who are called to be Priests or Pastors, but the whole body of Christians are called to actually be the Priesthood of Believers.

    According to Peter, all are called to the Priesthood, the family of God is a Royal Priesthood. "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once more

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  • General And President, George Washington, Went ...

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2007

    General and President, George Washington, went with his troops into battle. Spent the winter in Valley Forge with the troops not at home with his wife in their well heated home place. As a general he said: "We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us more

  • As President Washington Proclaimed The 26th Of ...

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2007
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    As President Washington proclaimed the 26th of November 1789 to be a day of thanksgiving. The last paragraph reads as follows: "And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and more

  • Dealing With People Is So Very Difficult, This ...

    Contributed on May 29, 2007

    Dealing with people is so very difficult, this week on Thursday as I was working on my sermon for today, my computer system went down. I was no longer able to connect to the internet, I was studying for the sermon and I was no longer able to do so. I called the folks at Wild Blue and told them what more

  • In An Interview With George Marsden, Professor Of ...

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2005

    In an interview with George Marsden, Professor of History, Notre Dame University, regarding the fundamentalist - modernist controversy of the late 1800’s - early 1900’s the question was asked: "What do you appreciate most about fundamentalists?" Marsden replied thusly: "Fundamentalists are more

  • E. M. Bounds Writes In "The Possibilities Of ...

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2005
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    E. M. Bounds writes in "The Possibilities of Prayer" : "THE ministry of prayer has been the peculiar distinction of all of God’s saints. This has been the secret of their power. The energy and the soul of their work has been the closet. The need of help outside of man being so great, man’s natural more