• Lynn Malone

    Contributing sermons since May 18, 2005
Lynn's church

Senior Pastor--First UMC Monroe, LA
Monroe Louisiana , 71201

About Lynn
  • Education: B. A.- La. Tech University M. Div.- Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Experience: District Superintendent- Monroe District, Louisiana Annual Conference (UMC) Pastor- Benton UMC 2003- 2011 (Louisiana) Pastor- Lakeview UMC 2001-2003 (Louisiana) Pastor- Pharr Chapel UMC 1998-2001 (Louisiana) Pastor- Junction City UMC 1995-1998 (Kentucky) Pastor- Eros UMC 1991-1995 (Louisiana)
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Borrow all you want. These are for the glory of God, and if you can use them that way, give Him the glory. I have tried as much as possible to give credit where credit is due, but I’m not perfect, so if you see something someone else has used, well, I saw no need to re-invent the wheel, and I just failed to acknowledge the source. It was not intentional. Email me, and I’ll gladly make the changes.
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  • Confirming Our Commitment

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2018

    A message delivered on Confirmation Sunday dealing with the challenge of our commitment, the cost of our commitment and the constancy of our commitment.

    Confirmation Sunday. We do it every year around this time of year. One would think as often as we do it we would have a better understanding of what it is, but as a pastor, I often get the question, “What is confirmation?” The word confirmation literally means “with firm-ness.” Confirmation means more

  • Faithfully Forward

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2018

    Exploring the paradox of planning for tomorrow while living for today.

    Do you know what a paradox is? A paradox is defined as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.” Our faith as Christians is rife with paradoxes. Let me name a few: Christians conquer through more

  • Generous Giving, Generous Giving

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2018

    A faithful life is a generous life. The more generous we become with all of life's gifts, the more full lives we will live.

    It seems strange to be talking about “Making Change” by using the Old Testament. We’re New Testament people, right, and Jesus and the power of His Holy Spirit are the change agents in our lives. So? What’s with this message series rooted in the writings of Solomon? Well, think about it. In his day, more

  • Bad Debt, Bad Stress

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2018

    Don't let debt be the source of stress in your life or family.

    I. Introduction --Are you drowning in debt? Can suck the life out of you. Steal joy and rob peace. Here’s an interesting statistic: Total consumer debt in the US stands at $12.84 trillion. The average American household carries a total debt of $137,063. The US is quickly becoming a debtor more

  • When Less Is Best

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Simplicity is a spiritual discipline that is, too often, left unpracticed in our consumeristic western culture.

    This morning we begin a four-week journey dealing with the stewardship of life. Over the next four weeks we’ll take a look at the futility that comes from longing for more in a culture of enough, then we’ll take a look at the power of debt to cause stress in our lives. In week three, we discover more

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  • Perhaps You've Seen The Commercial On Television ...

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2007

    Perhaps you’ve seen the commercial on television advertising one of those lending companies. This nice man with a painted on smile stands surrounded by this nice all-American family, and he says, “I’ve got a beautiful family.” The next scene shows a picture of a big house and the same man says, more

  • A Candidate For Church Membership Was Asked, ...

    Contributed on May 11, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    A candidate for church membership was asked, "What part of the Bible do you like best?" He said: "I like the New Testament best. Then he was asked, "What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?" He answered, the Book of the Parables, Sir." They then asked him to relate one of the parables to more

  • Reinhold Niebuhr, A Famous American Protestant ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous American Protestant theologian in the 20th century, served as both a working pastor in Detroit and a respected professor at Yale University. He told the story of a flatland farm boy who, all his young life, dreamed of being a sailor on a tall-masted sailing ship. He more

  • An Industrial Titan Remembered His Farm Boyhood. ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    An industrial titan remembered his farm boyhood. It was his chore to go to the barn in the dark to secure the farm animals before the family bedtime. He dreaded what lurked in the shadows on the way to the distant barn. His father gave him unforgettable advice. The lantern from the farmhouse more

  • Long Ago In A Deep Mountain Valley Verdant With ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Long ago in a deep mountain valley verdant with growth and watered by a crystalline river there lived a tribe. They prospered and grew until the grass was grazed away, the game hunted to extinction, and the river ran dry. A group of young pioneer heroes rose up to say, “We have heard of a wider more