Contributors
  • John Wright

    Contributing sermons since Jun 18, 2007
John's church

Town Center Baptist Church
Happy Valley Oregon , 97086
503-659-4494

About John
  • Education: I graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, MN, in the days of Dr. Clearwaters.
  • Experience: 30+ years as a pastor and 5 years in evangelism/Bible conference work. I also am Co-Director of the Ecclesiastical Law Center - dealing with churches that are having conflicts with state and local government agencies.
  • Family: My wife, Norma, and I are empty nested ... our children (and 2 grandchildren) live all over the US.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The purpose of Bible preaching is to reveal what God is saying, not what the preacher is saying.
  • Hobbies: Golf
  • What I want on my tombstone: A faithful servant of His Faithful God.
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  • Life As It Really Is

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,230 views

    Truths about Satan’s efforts to control men and Jesus’ power to free them.

    LIFE AS IT REALLY IS Introduction: Tell the story: 2 men – possessed by devils, cry out to Jesus for ‘mercy’ – Jesus casts them out of the 2 men, allow them to go into a herd of swine (Mark 5:13 – 2000 swine), the pigs immediately rush into the sea and are destroyed – dead. The keepers of the ...read more

  • How To Recognize A Hypocrite

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,760 views

    Describes the marks of a hypocrite with scriptures.

    HOW TO RECOGNIZE A HYPOCRITE …… A Hypocrite …. 1/ Lives for the praise of others, instead of pleasing the Lord Matt 6:2, 5, 16 2/ Puts on a show of righteousness, but their heart isn’t in it Matt 15:7, 23:25, 27 3/ Has a Legalistic view of the Christian life & how others should ...read more

  • 3 Dangers Of Depression

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,298 views

    David’s depression distorted his view of life, as it does those who fall into depression today.

    THE 3 DANGERS OF DEPRESSION 1 Samuel 16:1-14 Introduction: David is fleeing from Jerusalem, as Absalom and his army move on the capital city. David and his loyalists flee to preserve the city and the people. If you’ve ever had a bad day, David’s day is worse. He is facing rebellion by his ...read more

  • Getting Our Relationships Right With One Another

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,116 views

    A message challenging Christians to make sure their relationships are right with each other - in the home and in the church.

    GETTING OUR RELATIONSHIP RIGHT WITH ONE ANOTHER Intro: There is no revival in the heart, in the home, in the church – until we get out relationships right .. Jesus made that truth plain - Matthew 5:23-24 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy ...read more

  • The Stewardship Of Giving To God

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,198 views

    An outline emphasizing the responsibility of giving as worship and service to God.

    THE STEWARDSHIP OF GIVING TO GOD - The Responsibility of being faithful in material things 2 Corinthians 8 … 8 Lessons: 2-3 - GIVING IS NOT A FINANCIAL DECISION 4 - GIVING IS A SPIRITUAL DECISION 5 - GIVING IS THE VISIBLE EVIDENCE OF AN INVISIBLE COMMITMENT 7 - GIVING IS A ...read more

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  • Collin Was 5. As A Disciplinary Measure, His ...

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2007
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    Collin was 5. As a disciplinary measure, his folks sent him to his room. “Stay there until you are ready to act right”, they said. After 20 minutes, Collin reappeared. “I have 2 things to say,” he announced, “Number one – on one ever comes into my ...read more

  • Our Church Was Meeting In A Storefront, But We ...

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 544 views

    Our church was meeting in a storefront, but we had outgrown it. We found a church building on the east side of St. Paul for $27,000. We literally had no money. We believed God wanted us to have that building, so we signed a contract to pay cash in 90 days ... and we began to pray. Nothing came ...read more