• Marilyn Murphree

    Contributing sermons since Mar 10, 2003
Marilyn's church

Coburn United Methodist
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
740 452-8030

About Marilyn
  • Education: I have an A. B. degree in English from Ohio University M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Ohio University M. A. in Management and Supervision--personnel mgmt. from Central Michigan University DPA (Doctorate in Public Administration) from Nova Southeastern University M.A. in Christian Ministry from Indiana Christian University M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry from Indiana Christian University ThD in Theology from Indiana Christian University Have taken several courses from Methodist Theological School of Ohio
  • Experience: High School Guidance Counselor for 30 years Served as pastor of two United Methodist Churches for 7 1/2 years in Ohio
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please feel free to use anything you want to and help people
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I am especially interested in the subject of physical healing and also practical subjects that deal with every day life problems and solutions.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The story of the fox hunter who sold his business to a young guy giving him all of the instructions for success. In the spring the new hunter came back. The old fox hunter wanted to know how it went over the winter. He said, "I didn’t catch the first fox." The old hunter wanted to know if he followed his instructions to the letter. The novice said, "No, I found a BETTER WAY." Do we follow our way or God’s way? Are we successful.
  • Family: My family consists of my wonderful husband, Walter, and we have been married 32 years. He has been totally supportive to me throughout my ministry.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Had they been living at the time I entered the ministry, they would have felt that my sermons were practical and down to earth.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: He really thinks that they are well prepared, down to earth and practical and that I have spent a lot of time on them because I want them to help people once they take the time to come and hear them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Do not let people define you. Allow God to lead you into what he wants. Not what people want.
  • Books that have had an impact: Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin books on healing and how to receive from God.
  • Hobbies: writing--Have three books published and they can be ordered from me as follows: Moments with Marilyn $12.95 (125 inspirational devotionals) More Moments with Marilyn $14.95 (125 more inspirational devotionals) Prayers from the Heart (100 prayers on a variety of concerns in a casual style that hits home). Order from: Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree 3642 Kay Dr. Zanesville, Ohio 43701 A fourth book is almost completed. It will be called Many Moments with Marilyn--another 125 devotionals.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Make a clear cut commitment and serve the Lord rain or shine.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was scheduled to baptize a baby and that morning the water was turned off at the church due to a problem. I filled the baptismal font with ice cubes and thought they would be melted before time to do the baptism. They weren’t. Parents saw the ice cubes and wondered why I was baptizing with ice cubes.
  • What I want on my tombstone: She was faithful to the Lord .
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  • Storms Come And Go--But They Have An Expiration Date

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2018
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    This message talks about our response when storms come. Do we cave into fear immediately when adversity comes?

    Storms Come and Go—but they have an expiration date. Mark 4:35-41 Matthew 8:23-27 Matthew 17:20 Storms show up from time to time either with prior warning or unexpectedly. For the first time I got an automated warning from the county about a storm warning, but for the most part you don’t get more

  • More Than Enough

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2018

    This messages lets us know that scarcity does not bother Jesus in the leaset. The two miracles indicated showss he has enough for all people.

    More than Enough First Miracle: Matthew 14:13-21 Second Miracle: Matthew 15:32-39 “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?” Matthew 15:33 When is it enough? In this case it clearly wasn’t enough and couldn’t be stretched to make enough. It was a full-blown more

  • A Tumbleweed On The Prairiethis Mesage Gives The Contrast Between A Personl

    Contributed on Jun 12, 2018

    This message is a contrast been a person who lives life for himself without any thought of God and his ways to the one who is guided by the Holy Spirit to remain connecte to the True Vine, Jesus. That person is fruitful and productive throughout his life

    A Tumbleweed on the Prairie “Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and set God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows. But more

  • Restoration Is Posssible

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2018

    People wonder if restoration is possible aftr a lapse in time. Maybe God will not answer prayer for me. Maybe it is not His will. What do you think about his promises and the fact that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever?

    Restoration is Possible I will restore health to you and heal you of all thy wounds saith the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17 People think damage is final but restoration is possible. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible” (Mark 9:23). Jesus asked many people this question in one way or more

  • Tattered Edges

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2018

    This messages talks about we try to be perfect and show a good front to people when it is not that way. We try to manage things in our own strength when Jesus told us to come to him.

    Tattered Edges “Come unto me all ye that labor and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28, 29 We come today with tattered edges. What does that mean? We try to be perfect and put on a more

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