• Matthew Sickling

    Contributing sermons since Mar 30, 2007
Matthew 's church

Ohio County Baptist Association
Hartford, Kentucky 42327

About Matthew
  • Education: I received my BS in Political Science from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. I received my Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Experience: I have served as a pastor for the past 15 1/2 years. Prior to that I served two different churches as An Associate Pastor for Youth & Education.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Feel free to use any or all of these sermons in your ministry. Like many pastors I am indepted to many individuals and countless websites including sermon central for the illustrations and ideas included in these sermons.
  • Family: My wife Mary Anne (Hill) Sickling and I have 3 children. Leigh Ann (15), Lora (12), and Leslie (9).
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Like most parents they think my sermons are better than they probably are.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks I do a good job of preparing my sermons but need to work on my delivery.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself and don’t try to imitate someone else.
  • Books that have had an impact: Experiencing God - Henry Blackaby Purpose Driven Life- Rick Warren Communicating for change - Andy Stanly
  • Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, golf,
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The Church in America needs to ’wake up’ and quit ’playing church’ and start being the church.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: During my first pastorate my oldest daughter had just started to talk. The church we were serving was small and there wasn’t a nursery. So my wife kept her in the worship serivce. She had learned that when ’church’ was over we would close in prayer. One Wednesday night, I had just started my ’Bible Study’ and she started saying, "Amen," and wouldn’t stop. I guess she was ready to go home. Needless to say, noone paid any attention to me or to what I was saying throughout the rest of the night.
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  • The Road Less Travelled

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon compares the narrow road that leads to life with the broad way that leads to destruction.

    Title: The Road Less Traveled Text: Matthew 7:14-15 Date: September 6, 2009 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Children’s Sermon: Good morning boys and girls. Show a Tom Tom GPS and ask them if they know what it is? That’s right it’s a GPS and if you aren’t sure how to get more

  • Are You Spritually Fit?

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2009

    This message compares being physically fit with being spiritually fit.

    Are you Spiritually Fit Text: 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 2 Timothy 4:7 Date: 10/11/09 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: I personally think Paul was a sports fan. He used several sports analogies throughout his writings. For instance: In 1 Corithians more

  • A Cure For Heart Disease

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2009
    based on 20 ratings

    This sermon examines the disease of sin and the necessity to receive a new heart from God.

    Title: "A cure for Heart Disease." Text: I Samuel 10:1-9 Date: 8/23/09 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: A few years ago an urgent plea went out from a Philadelphia Hospital. They were searching for a heart for a young sixteen year old boy, who needed a transplant. more

  • Recognizing The Need For Revival

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon examines the need for Revival and points out that God is the only one who can bring Revival and Renewal to our land.

    Title: Recognizing the neeed for Revival Text: 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 Date: 7/19/2009 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: In September of 2001 following the terrorist attacks of 9-11, a National day of Prayer and Remembrance service was held in Washington D.C. Billy more

  • Judah's Revival Under Josiah

    Contributed on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon examines the life of King Josiah and the events that led him and the nation of Judah to experience a Spiritual Revival.

    Title: Judah’s Revival under Josiah Text: 2 Chronicles 34:1-7, 8, 14-21, 23-28 Date: 7/19/2009 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: During the month of July we have been having a series of Revival services on Wednesday nights. I hope you are enjoying these services as more

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  • One Of My Favorite Songs Right Now Is A Song By A ...

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2009

    One of my favorite songs right now is a song by a man named Jeremy Camp. It’s entitled "There will be a Day." I want to share the first verse and chorus with you in closing today. It goes like this: I try to hold on to this world with everything I have But I feel the weight of what it brings, more

  • Sharpen The Ax

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    SHARPEN THE AX Back in the 1800’s a young man was looking for a job and went to the local logging company to apply for a job. The foreman asked him if he could cut a tree down with an ax. The young man said yes, and proceeded to take his ax, walk over to a tree and drop it like an old pro. more

  • He Can See Me Now

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    HE CAN SEE ME NOW I want to share a story with you in closing. It’s a story I heard several years ago about a high school football player. I don’t know his name, or what number he wore on his uniform or anything like that. All I know is that this kid wasn’t really that great of an athlete. He more

  • Live Like You Were Dying: The Bucket List

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2009

    LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING: THE BUCKET LIST A couple of years ago my wife and I saw a movie entitled “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Both men discovered that they had incurable diseases and wound up being roommates in the hospital. They became good friends and ended more

  • I Was Reading Outdoor Life The Other Day While ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2008

    I was reading Outdoor Life the other day while waiting to get my allergy shot and came across an interesting story. It was in a section entitled, "This Happened to Me." A turkey hunter had successfully called in a big gobbler within shooting range and shot the turkey. He picked up his trophy more