• Larry Thompson

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Larry's church

First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

About Larry
  • Education: B.A. Speech Communications M.Div Luther Rice Seminary Doctorate of Divinity - University of Mobile (Conferred) Doctorate of Letters - California Graduate School of Theology
  • Experience: Pastor: FBC - Chickasha, Oklahoma FBC - Merritt Island, Florida Dauphin Way Baptist Church - Mobile, Alabama FBC - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Through 30 years of ministry I have benefited greatly from reading the sermons written by those I precieved were outstanding men of God and great communicators of the Gospel. I have always maintained that I am NOT a theologian but I do have a great passion for bringing the Truth to my generation with an understanding that only HIS word will last and it is His word, not mine that is needed the most. Feel free to use any part of the message if it will also further that goal in your ministry.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "Looking to Jesus" - Hebrews 12:1-2
  • Family: Spouse: Married to Cynthia S.Thompson on August 18, 1972 Two Daughters: Ami Taylor Thompson - Born: November 14, 1976 Jennifer Gail Thompson - Born: July 25, 1979
  • What my parents think of my sermons: When people make comments to my parents about how "great" a sermon their son preached... My father appreciates it. My mother BELIEVES it.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My partner, my lover and my best friend is also the most cherished critic. However, Cynthia knows to wait at least a day before offering extensive criticism of the Sunday message! She is also my greatest encourager and the only person, other than the Spirit that is totally consistent and trustworthy in her evaluation.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Memorize your sermon. Be in control of your notes instead of your notes being in control of you. and... Live your life so that no one knows your a pastor...but they would not be surprised were they to find out.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Frog in the Kettle A Passion for Prayer Knight in Shining Armor Real Family Values We Still Do
  • Hobbies: Travel with my wife Collector of sports memorabila
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: This ministry is not about’s all about Him. "He must increase and I must decrease."
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I made reference to the "uncircumcized Philistine women..."
  • What I want on my tombstone: He invested his life for the legacy...not the resume
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  • Face To Face With Divine Generosity

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2015

    The greatest defining moment in life is when you make a commitment to receive the gift of eternal life.

    DEFINING MOMENTS – PART FIVE FACE TO FACE WITH DIVINE GENEROSITY JOHN 3:16-18 (PAGE 752 - DR. LARRY L. THOMPSON (2015) Introduction: Today we are focusing on the most important defining moment in life; when you, as a person created by God, understand the amazing, sacrificial generosity more

  • The Devil Is In The Debt

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2015

    Dealing with financial debt and spiritual debt

    DEFINING MOMENTS – PART FOUR THE DEVIL IS IN THE DEBT Matt. 18:21-35 - Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2015) Introduction: Today’s Defining Moment is relevant for all of us. It is going to be an uncomfortable topic for some and yet it has the potential to be liberating for everyone. My goal more

  • Trusting In The Futures

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2015

    Decisions we make today impact our future for His kingdom; Pain may play a role in your future; truth today will transform your future; pleasing God is the purpose of your future

    DEFINING MOMENTS – PART THREE TRUSTING IN THE FUTURES JOSHUA 24:14-18 - DR. LARRY L. THOMPSON (2015) Introduction: (Pastor opens with story of visit by President of Insurance Company – “You’ve just made the biggest mistake in your life!”) Cody Delistraty has more

  • Defining Moments-The Road To Riches Or Ruin

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2015

    This sermon focuses on decisions we make to invest in the Kingdom of God or the Thingdom of man

    DEFINING MOMENTS – PART TWO THE ROAD TO RICHES OR RUIN MATTHEW 6:24 - DR. LARRY L. THOMPSON (2015) Introduction: Defining moments occur when we come face to face with a truth we didn’t know, or a truth we have chosen to disregard, and yet when confronted with the truth and we more

  • Spanking: The Bottom Line

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 24 ratings

    With the new law being introduced in California to ban spanking this message takes a biblical view of what many say is discipline from the "dark ages."

    THE BOTTOM LINE: “To Spank or Not To Spank” Proverbs 23:13-14 - ©Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2007) “Don’t be afraid to correct your young ones; a spanking won’t kill them. 14 A good spanking, in fact, might save them from something worse than death.” Proverbs 23:13-14 (Message) Introduction: Do more

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  • Last Week I Read In The Advice Column In The ...

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 13 ratings

    Last week I read in the advice column in the paper about a couple who was celebrating 50 years of marriage. The husband wrote that someone commented, ¡§Ken, 50 years is a long time.¡¨ He immediately responded: ¡§Not nearly as long as it would have been without her.¡¨ I couldn¡¦t get the man¡¦s more

  • Llustration Regarding Lack Of Passion For The ...

    Contributed on May 22, 2002
    based on 13 ratings

    llustration Regarding Lack of Passion for the Great Commission: A Christian Research Group in a nationwide survey conducted in the first quarter of 2001 asked this question: “Please describe your goals in life.” The survey found that almost 9 out of 10 adults classified themselves as a more