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Mark's church

New Hope Church
Fairfield Illinois , 62837

About Mark
  • Education: Biblical Studies/Religion Life Bible College, San Dimas,CA Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Dothan,AL
  • Experience: 5.5 yrs. of pastoring/preaching/teaching.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: It’s my prayer that every sermon will be one that acts as a commentary to help you gain insight into the truths that God has so richly bestowed upon me and helped me discover in my personal studies of His Word. These personal insights coupled with your own discoveries of God’s rich Truth will help you develop new sermons that will make God’s Word clear and practical and to communicate His Grace in a real way which will give place for the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, righteousness and judgment.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Worship His Majesty-Part 1 and 2(Worshipping in Spirit and Truth) The Parables of Jesus Series A Loving God - (Apologetic Sermon answering the question,"If God is a loving God why does He permit all the evil in the world?)
  • Family: I have a very beautiful wife and "bunch" of children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They like my sermons but would never resort to "puffing" me up.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks their great! :)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Read the Psalms and Proverbs every day; out of this the Spirit of God will point you in a clear direction to preach in. Preach without fear or favor; don’t mind your feelings or what others may think. Pray a "seven" point prayer: 1)what your people need to hear, 2)your spiritual and emotional preparation, 3)your reading, 4)your study, 5)each point of your sermon, 6)to preach passionately and 7)for souls to be saved, changed and God to be Glorified.
  • Books that have had an impact: "Sacred Marriage" - Gary Thomas "Ashamed of the Gospel" - John MacArthur "Power in the Pulpit" - Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix "Long Wandering Prayer" - David Hansen "Developing the Leader Within You" - John Maxwell "Variety in your Preaching" - Whitsell and Perry "The Art of Pastoring", Ministry without all the answers- David Hansen
  • Hobbies: Discussing Scripture, Theology, and the Lord’s Return Meeting new people Visiting with people at the local coffee house Playing Guitar Fishing Golfing Reading Books Watching a good movie now and then. :)
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Make a decision NOW to invite Jesus as Savior and make Him LORD in your life and to serve Him all the days of your life.
  • What I want on my tombstone: I’m outta here!
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  • Have You Been Homesick Lately?

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    Meant to "encourage" the saints in his\her endurance in the race in that whenever we feel "homesick for heaven" that it can and should be a reminder to us of our "purpose" and "perspective" here on earth; and exhorts the Christian to live "enlight of His

  • A Time To Change

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    A NEW YEARS Sermon. As Christians the Lord wants to set us apart for His Holiness and Divne puposes. We need to make certain we have a Godly Christian "Perspective","Purpose" and "Priorities" so that He can work and will" in our lives according to his goo

  • A Loving God

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    Apologetic Sermon answering the question, "If God is really a Loving God…Why Does He Permit All The Evil Done In This World?

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