• 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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    Contributed on Sep 25, 2018

    God answers our prayers when we least expect it

    Hebrews 2:1 When God Answered Several year ago my shoulder began to hurt for seemingly no reason at all, and I had difficulty getting my arm into my coat sleeve. I had not had an injury to my shoulder and expected it would be well in a few days, but it wasn’t. I did everything I knew to do—pain more

  • Imparting The Life Of Jesus

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2018

    Jesus said he is the resurrection and the life. We have His power within us.

    John 11:25 The Life of Jesus Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and life. He who believes in me though he were dead shall live” (John 11:25). We didn’t stay dead in our sins for Ephesians 2:2 says, “and you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins. Wherein in times past ye walked more

  • The Blood Of Jesus

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2018

    The blood has never lost its power

    The Blood of Jesus Galatians 3:13 An old song says, “Oh, the blood of Jesus, Oh the blood of Jesus, Oh the blood of Jesus, has never lost its power. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah for the blood, Hallelujah, hallelujah it has never suffered loss.” The blood of Jesus is not more

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    Contributed on Sep 25, 2018

    We are like a well tended tree, not one that has just sprung up

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  • The Power Of Agreement

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2018

    When God says somthing, don't disagree with Him..

    The Power of Agreement Matthew 18:19 “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 18:19). Praying and declaring the same thing in agreement is powerful. When there is more

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