• Mark Haines

    Contributing sermons since Oct 30, 2000
Mark's church

Bay City Wesleyan Church
, Michigan

About Mark
  • Education: I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (1979) and Asbury Theological Seminary (1982).
  • Experience: I have served churches in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. I have also written for our denomination’s Sunday School and publishing departments.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: THEY SOUND BETTER LIVE! One of my preaching heros -- Dr. Jimmy Johnson -- said, "If everything that happens in your worship service can be captured on a tape, you’re in trouble!" I believe there is a dynamic difference between the live proclamation of a sermon and the dead record on a computer screen. When I read another preacher’s sermons I assume the living presentation carried the Holy Spirit’s power. Please do the same for me. Thanks.
  • Family: I’m happily married since 1978. We have three daughters and three very special granddaughters.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be biblical and practical while keeping it short and simple.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Followed Jesus, Loved his family, Shepherded his church
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  • What Does Jesus Want Us To Remember?

    Contributed on Sep 11, 2011
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    The phrase "in remembrance of me" is familiar to Christians everywhere. It is carved into most communion tables or altars. It's repeated as often as our churches observe the Lord’s Supper. But what does this phrase mean?

    Text: For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the more

  • More Than My Agenda

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    I want more than my agenda and plan for my life.

    Me (my dilemma or question) One Sunday morning, an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn-out old hat and an more

  • More Than Questions

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    I want more than doubts and questions.

    Me (my dilemma or question) I have a confession to make this morning. Recently when the State Police announced they would no longer grant a 7 mph cushion when clocking speeds on the highways, I was frustrated. I slowed down a little in order to keep my speed at the limit, but I didn’t like more

  • More Than A Taker

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    You and I live in a world where each person wants to take and to accumulate. But Jesus came into the world to give, to sacrifice and to provide more than we can ever need.

    Introduction: PAGE ONE: TROUBLE IN THE WORD 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more more

  • More Than A Spectator

    Contributed on May 2, 2011

    It’s really easy to hang out on the fringe of the crowd around Jesus. You could settle for being a spectator merely watching Jesus work in and through others. Or you can experience an exciting life of significance as you follow Jesus and see him work in

    Series Introduction/Review: If you are ready for more than a casual relationship with Jesus, he is ready too. If you want a relationship with God based on a true change of heart and a lifetime of becoming more like Jesus, then God is ready to give it to you. 1. TROUBLE in World A British pastor more

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