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  • Kerry Haynes

    Contributing sermons since Feb 18, 2016
Kerry's church

Air Force Village Protestant Church
San Antonio, Texas 78227
360-589-9653

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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  • Dead Man Walking

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2020
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    When have you faced an obstacle that seemed impossible? Jesus raising Lazarus back to life teaches us to 1) Trust God's timing, 2) Trust God's heart, and 3) Trust God's might.

    Dead Man Walking John 11:1-45 March 29, 2020 I got my sermon title from that phrase used to describe someone from Death Row heading to their execution. They are called “Dead Man Walking.” It’s an eerie title for someone who is moving invariably toward their death. However, in today’s ...read more

  • Found Out And Fulfilled

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2020
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    In his encounter with the woman at the well, Jesus calls us to confess our guilt and shame, to receive eternal, abundant life, and to share that life with others, inviting them, too, to know the Savior.

    John 4:5-42 Found Out and Fulfilled What if God set up a video projector right here in the foyer and began to show all of your greatest sins on the screen, for everyone to see? Would you be embarrassed? Full of guilt and shame? Or what if God set up the projector and started the reel, and all that ...read more

  • Help Is On The Way!

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2020
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    Like the early Israelites, we can sing with confidence, because God watches over us, God protects us, and God is with us. We have nothing to fear.

    Psalm 121 Help is on the Way! We live in a time of great uncertainty, of fear of what the future may hold. If you asked me a couple of months ago, I never would have predicted that the world would be caught up in a deadly new strand of coronavirus. We have had great scares before: the Spanish flu, ...read more

  • Why You Can Trust Scripture

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
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    Peter reminds us that we can trust scripture because: 1) It was written by eyewitnesses in risk of their lives. 2) It reflects God’s single message through a variety of human writers. And 3) It will change your life as you read it.

    2 Peter 1:16-21 Why You Can Trust Scripture Our church gave some money the last couple of years for our VA’s Reboot Combat Recovery groups. Reboot is a Christian-based approach to healing from the spiritual wounding of war. Groups are held in the evening, and Veterans may bring a spouse or other ...read more

  • Hate Crimes

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2020
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    Jesus believed in hate crimes, because God knows the heart. Jesus urges us to resolve our murderous thoughts, make it right when we can, and settle out of court, all so that a watching world will take note of how Christian brothers and sisters get along.

    Matthew 5:21-26 Hate Crimes The FBI defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property, motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” A hate crime is not the same as hate ...read more

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