• Landon Winstead

    Contributing sermons since Dec 31, 2013
Landon's church

First Christian Church
Iowa Park, Texas 76367

About Landon
  • Education: BA Texas Christian University MS Texas A&M University
  • Experience: 15 years in Pastoral Ministry
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Notice Illustrations important in my preaching
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Issues Christians Face
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Betsie ten Boom was imprisoned and brutally treated in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp during World War II. Before dying there, she said to her older sister, Corrie, "If ever you get out of this place, go and tell the world that no matter how deep the pit, He is deeper still." No matter how deep the pit, God is deeper still.
  • Family: Married with an adopted daughter from China
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They were very proud of me and thought I reminded them of my grandfather who was a well-known minister in our denomination
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Enjoys hearing and reading them
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Be brief but deep"
  • Books that have had an impact: The Collected Sermons, Fred Craddock Biblical Preaching, Haddon Robinson The Witness of Preaching, Thomas Long Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning The Will of God, Leslie Weatherhead A Preaching Ministry, Harry Emerson Fosdick The Christian Agnostic, Leslie Weatherhead
  • Hobbies: Watching Crime Series, Tennis, Writing, Movies
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God is not the God of the past, but of the present and future...
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Using my IPAD for preaching, lost place when it scrolled to top of screen
  • What I want on my tombstone: Never Beaten Down-Always rose to the Challenge
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Newest Sermons

  • Dealing With Prejudice

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2013

    Sometimes the person we judge in front of us may be Jesus

    Dodie Gadient, a schoolteacher for thirteen years, decided to travel across America and see the sights she had taught about. Traveling alone in a truck with a camper in tow, she launched out. One afternoon, rounding a curve on 1-5 near Sacramento in rush hour traffic, a water pump blew on her more

  • Dealing With Doubt

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2013

    Just because we doubt doesn't mean we don't have faith.

    Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into more

  • How To Be Content

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2013

    Contentment is not in the accumulation of things but relationship with Jesus

    You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. Matthew 5:5 (The Message, Eugene Peterson) It appears to me that the most content person to ever live more

  • Defeating Intolerance

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2013

    In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.

    At first glance, you might wonder just what all this writing about eating has to do with your Christian faith. After all, the text was penned with Jewish and Gentile Christians in mind and specifically written for the church at Rome. The Jewish converts had a problem with the rigid Jewish laws. more

  • Dealing With Loneliness

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2013

    As children we are orphans no more.

    If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I more