Larry's church

Forest Lake Christian Church
Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025

About Larry
  • Education: I have a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a major in General Ministry and Leadership from Cincinnati Christian University. I am currently working on obtaining a Masters of Divinity from Bethel University right here in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Experience: This is my first Senior Ministry position, I have been a part of this ministry now for close to 10 months and I love every second of it.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Feel free to use whatever you would like, I hope that you are as blessed by reading these as I was preaching them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: One of my greatest sermons thus far was the one entitled: Imagine. This was a seven week series that focused on one simple precept: Imagine a community where no one is a sick, a prisoner, broken, hungry, naked, or a stranger. It really took our church to a new level of community involvement that we have not seen in a long time.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I don’t have a particular favorite
  • Family: I have a beautiful wife named Heather, to whom I’ve been married for close to 4 years. I have two wonderful and energetic kids, one boy (2yrs) and one girl (1yr). My family is the most important ministry I have and I thank God for them everyday.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are proud.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says that it is a blessing to her and helps her grow spiritually
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always make family a priroity
  • Books that have had an impact: Simple Church; Case for series; Biblical Eldership by Strauch
  • Hobbies: I love running, reading, playing Wii, and hanging out with my family and friends. .
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God and do whatever it takes for everyone else to do the same.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was quoting Jesus during a sermon when He said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter heaven" Instead of saying that I said this, "It is easier to go through an eye of a camel..."
  • What I want on my tombstone: Well done...
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    Contributed on Aug 4, 2008

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  • Tetrullian, Who Can Be Described As An Early ...

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2008

    Tetrullian, who can be described as an early church father once said, “How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice. . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit. . . . more

  • Today It's Rare To See Siblings Serving ...

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2008

    "Today it's rare to see siblings serving alongside each other, either in church or in a ministry outside of church. Parents often focus on allowing each child to explore his or her individual gifts and talents through service -- which is a good thing. Then as brothers and sisters grow up, their more

  • Have You Ever Heard The Saying "The Family That ...

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2008

    Have you ever heard the saying "The family that prays together stays together?" Well, back in 2003 that statement gained some popularity. A survey by the National Study of Youth and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that adolescents ages 12 to 14 reared in religious more

  • As The Family Goes, So Goes The Nation And So ...

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2008

    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in more