• Kerry Haynes

    Contributing sermons since Feb 18, 2016
Kerry's church

Air Force Village Protestant Church
San Antonio, Texas 78227

About Kerry
  • Education: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Experience: 27 years in vocational ministry. 17 years as Army Reserve chaplain. I also serve as a full-time VA Mental Health Chaplain, which I love. I specialize in "moral injury" and PTSD work with combat Veterans.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please borrow ideas and make them your own. (All too often I've tried to preach someone else's sermon. That doesn't work so well.)
  • Family: Married (35 years), 3 kids, 2 grandkids
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They were my biggest fans (as well as my biggest critics). Now they're in heaven, so they probably don't have time to tune in.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says they're "pretty good" (which is as good as it gets with her rating system).
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: It's a sin to give a boring sermon. (I think that was from Rick Warren.) Preaching requires preparation. And leaders never stop learning.
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Purpose-Driven Life" and "The Purpose-Driven Church" (Rick Warren)
  • Hobbies: Spy thriller books and movies, a little bit of gardening (when I can't fix people, I try that).
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: For me, to live is Christ. To die is gain!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I've seen other preachers say "God bless you" when someone sneezes, so I do it, too. People laugh and kind of like it. Makes you more real.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved God and loved his family, and he tried to make the world a better place. And now he is just getting started with life.
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  • Hope Born At Christmas

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2019
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    Jesus came as our Messiah, our Christ, fulfilling a 700-year-old prophecy of deliverance. In so doing, he still today brings us understanding, justice, and peace.

    Isaiah 11:1-10 Hope Born at Christmas Christmas is about miracles. Christmas is about hope and peace and love. Christmas is prophesied here in the book of Isaiah, written some 700 years before Jesus’ birth. Times were hard then. The 10 tribes of the Northern Kingdom had already fallen to the more

  • Maintaining Readiness

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2019
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    Jesus shares illustrations to show that his return will be sudden and unexpected. His call on us is to be ready at any moment. The First Sunday of Advent reminds us that Jesus came, and Jesus is coming again!

    Matthew 24:36-44 Maintaining Readiness The military has a readiness system of green, amber and red, to illustrate threat levels we might face at any given time. When you go on base or on post, you’ll see a Force Protection Condition, or FPCON, ranging from normal to delta. Likewise, the president more

  • When Trouble Comes

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2019
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    When trouble strikes, whether it be through natural calamity or human conflict, the psalmist reminds us to slow down, stay calm, and lean on God. He will get us through.

    Psalm 46:1-11 When Trouble Comes Trouble comes to everyone at some point. No one escapes it. If you’re not having a bad day today, you will one day. And what will you do then? Will you fall apart? Will you give up on God? On the world? On yourself? The psalm writers, these sons of Korah, speak more

  • Relationships In The Hereafter

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2019
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    What will life be like in heaven? We'll have bodies that are physical, permanent, recognizable, and spiritual. We will have relationships so vital with Christ and each other that marriage will no longer be needed.

    Luke 20:27-38 Relationships in the Hereafter Sometimes we are forced to say good-bye to those we love. And in those most trying of times, we hold onto the biblical idea of a great reunion of all believers in a place called heaven. But in today’s scripture Jesus tells us there won’t be marriage as more

  • When A Little Guy Meets A Big God

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2019
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    Jesus reaches out to the smallest and the evilest among us with a very personal invitation. He calls us by name. He invites himself over. He desires nothing less than a radically changed life, submitted to him, and all for our good!

    Luke 19:1-10 When a Little Guy Meets a Big God Today’s passage is a very popular children’s Bible story, but it’s a lot more than that. It reveals the very heart of God: one who pursues each one of us to draw us into a loving personal relationship with him, and in so doing, to change our entire more

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