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  • Mark Opperman

    Contributing sermons since Dec 28, 2007
Mark's church

Christian Life Center
Elgin Oregon , 97827
541-437-2173

About Mark
  • Education: B.A. Bible/Ministerial- Trinity Bible College M.DIV. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Various Pastoral & Church Staff since 1989
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Find the meat and spit out the bones.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Most recently- A 2-year series on the Book of Acts. This kept us in touch with God’s purposes for the church and the outcomes we should expect when we are in step with God’s plan.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: KISS: Keep it simple, stupid. 3-Step Approach: 1) Tell them what you’re going to tell them, 2) Tell it to them, 3) Tell them what you told them. Make sure your proposition and conclusion focus on the single main idea of the sermon. Be real.
  • Books that have had an impact: Good to Great, James C. Collins Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Andy Stanley, Joiner, Jones Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
  • Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Enjoying the Outdoors
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  • Every Member A Minister

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
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    When pastors do what they must do, and people do what they are called to do, according to verses 12-16, our gifts lead to growth in at least six ways as we work as a team.

    Every Member a Minister Ephesians 4:11-16 There was a lady who was visiting a church one Sunday. The sermon seemed to go on forever, and many in the congregation fell asleep. She liked to meet new people so after the service she walked up to a very sleepy looking gentleman, extended her hand ...read more

  • Everyone A Missionary

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
     | 3,514 views

    * Personal Prayer: Speaking to God about others (verses 2-4) * Public Proclamation: Speaking to others about God (verses 5-6)

    Everyone a Missionary Colossians 4:2-6 [Mission Impossible Theme Song] Mission: Impossible began as a television series in the late 60’s that chronicled the missions of a team of secret agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). A hallmark of the series shows the team leader ...read more

  • Dads And Discipline

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
     | 1,611 views

    God is the best Father there ever was or will be! Yet He too disciplines His children whom He loves. What is this discipline all about from our heavenly Father? we can learn how to respond correctly and grow effectively in our love and respect for Him!

    Dads and Discipline Hebrews 12:5-13 5 … you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he ...read more

  • Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
     | 1,846 views

    Consider what Jesus did for you on the cross and give Him praise and gratitude for the sacrifice He made for you! And realize that His death was enough to take away your sins and give you life.

    Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 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." ...read more

  • Doing What He Said

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
     | 1,317 views

    Wrap up of Sermon on the Mount series from Matt. 7:24. “…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Summary of 16 messages from Matthew 5 - 7.

    Doing What He Said Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount – Living from the Heart Matthew 7:24-29 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the ...read more

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  • One Day A Farmer's Donkey Fell Down Into ...

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2008
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    -ILLUS: One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway , it just wasn’t worth the effort to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his ...read more

  • Barnabas Was Seeing So Many People Come To Jesus ...

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2008
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    -Barnabas was seeing so many people come to Jesus that he knew he needed more help. So, he set out for Tarsus (probably on foot) to find Saul. Tarsus was 100 miles around the NE corner of the Mediterranean Sea from Antioch. It probably took him a few days to get there. Why did he go to all that ...read more

  • Author Mark Mittelberg Tells About A Man Named ...

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2008
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    -Author Mark Mittelberg tells about a man named Jim who wanted to do things God’s way. Jim had a passion for God, a love for people, and a burden to share the message of God’s forgiveness with people who had not heard. The big question for Jim was, “How can I get unchurched people who are so ...read more

  • Someone Might Say, "Well, God Does Not Raise ...

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2008
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    -Someone might say, “Well, God does not raise dead people anymore.” I would agree that it is not very common, but the Lord still does it. I have told some of you about my own experience with death. When I was between 1 & 2 years old, I got a hold of a piece of wood from an old orchard sprayer tank. ...read more

  • Why Do We Sometimes Hold On So Tightly To Things ...

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2008
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    -Why do we sometimes hold on so tightly to things God is asking us to let go of? God really does want to bless us with His very best, but we can get so attached to the things of this life that we aren’t willing to release them to Him. -One little girl saved up her money for weeks and weeks. She ...read more