• 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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  • Christmas Baby Jesus

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2017

    How do you see Jesus at this Christmas season? Is he still a tiny baby in the manger or is He the person that God has given a Name above every Name. How you see him determines how you receive from Him.

    Christmas Baby Jesus Valley Grove words 1629 December 1, 2017 Philippians 2:9-11 In the movie Talledega Nights the race car driver Ricky Bobby asks the blessing over a family meal. He said, “Dear Lord baby Jesus thank you for this bountiful meal from Dominos, KFC, and Taco Bell. The more

  • The Silence Of God

    Contributed on Jul 12, 2016
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    This sermon discusses the answers to the question, "When God is Silent, is He still working?" Some might immediately say yes, but there are examples where people limit God and cause Him to be silent.. We tie His hands through our unbelief.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God July 17, 2016 The Silence of God Introduction: When God is silent is He still working? You either have to answer “yes”, or “no,” “maybe,” “don’t know,” “I don’t have the slightest idea,” or more

  • Calling Those Things That Are Not As Though They Were

    Contributed on Jul 5, 2016
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    This message speaks about how we can bring promises from the spiritual realm bo the natural by calling those things that be not as those they were. We can activate our faith by speaking what God says.

    Calling Those Things That Are Not July 10, 2016 Valley Grove Assembly of God Genesis 12:1-7 Genesis 13:14-18 The promises Genesis 15:1-6 he believed Genesis 17:1-5 change of name 24 years went by Introduction: God had many things planned for Abram a long time before it ever happened. more

  • The Way Things Are

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2014

    This sermon talks about how we often things have to be the way they are, but scripture says they don't have to be. Things can change as we speak to our mountains and refuse to settle.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree September 14, 2014 The Way Things Are Mark 11:22-24 INTRODUCTION: We think things have to be the way they are. What things? We think that when we get older we have to be in poor health Have to have arthritis, diabetes, more

  • All We Need In All Things

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2014
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    Sermon talkes about God provides everything we need in life and in right standing with God. He provides the faith we need need for our starting point and gives us his salvation but encourages us to add 8 characteristics

    Valley Grove Assembly of God July 20, 2014 Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree All We Need in All Ways II Peter 1:1-12 Last week we talked about living in the sufficiency of God whether it was money needed to pay our bills or whether it was a sense of peace and calmness in our life or health and more

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