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John T Brantley

Contributor since: Dec 17, 2015
Denomination: United Methodist

John's church

Rock Spring UMC

Rock Spring Georgia , 30739

About John T Brantley

Education: Oxford 84; Emory 86; Candler 89; Gammon@ITC 2000

Comment to those looking at my sermons: mysundaysermons.com has been a great opportunity to share the notes I take into the pulpit. They are not polished sermons but their are the real heart that I bring to moment of preaching.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Work with Dr Fred Craddock at Candler

One of my favorite illustrations: Preaching teacher said, "Your sermon title should make a stranger want to get off the Greyhound and come listen to your message." The student replied a suggestion: "There's a Bomb on the Bus."

Family: Married with three children and two dogs.

What my parents think of my sermons: Easy to related to our family.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She wishes I would be more political.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Start early. Listen in prayer to the hearts of a hurting world. Stay organized.

Books that have had an impact: Works of Howard Thurman

Hobbies: Music, Photography, Writing and Craftbeverages

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you now and will be with you always.

Something funny that happened while preaching: Unplanned trust fall on the first Sunday with a new congregation to model the shared trust in sharing the word together.

What I want on my tombstone: Share Christ in Word and Deed: He Tried His Bless and Let God do the Rest.