Contributors
  • Michael Bolin

    Contributing sermons since May 16, 2009
Michael's church

Wheatley / Salem UMC
, Arkansas
501-288-2169

About Michael
  • Education: Arkansas State University Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Experience: I start pastoring churches in 2007. I have had the privilege of serving a dual denominational church, a small country church, a large city church and each have had their own learning experiences!
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I milk a lot of cows but churn my own butter. There is no original thought. If it inspires you; it will inspire others. If you use something I've printed, don't give me credit; give God credit!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The 15 talks in a three day experience called "Emmaus" and/or "Kiaros"
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Tony Campolo's story of Agnes's' birthday party.
  • Family: I Am married with 1 child. I love my family and they play a major part with me in following Christ's ministry.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Their okay.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says she likes my preaching better than others.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: It's not about the people. Worship is about GOD!!!
  • Books that have had an impact: Heaven is for real The Shack Invisible War How to be Pentecostal without speaking in Tongues
  • Hobbies: Riding Horses Playing Golf Looking to have worship experiences in untraditional settings.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Repent for the Kingdom Of God is at hand. This was John the Baptist message and it was Jesus' message! Live today like this is the Day He returns!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: During a baptismal service, I was giving a sermon at the Baptist church, in front of my church members and theirs, when my cell phone went off to a specific ring tone set for my mother.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Forgiven. I'll be waiting by the gate to meet you there.
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Newest Sermons

  • Funeral Service

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2017
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    This is the sermon I preached for my Dad's funeral

    Opening Prayer: Heavenly Father – As we gather here, this afternoon, we ask that Your Holy Spirit help us to and guide us in worship. Replace our sorrow with Your joy. Let the words from our mouth, and the feelings of our hearts, offer praise and thanksgiving unto You for having the privilege and ...read more

  • Unity

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2011
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     | 3,816 views

    A cry for unity in the local body.

    Good morning. How is everyone this morning? Thank each of you for being here. I would like to ask you a few questions this morning. I would like to quote to you some sentences and you tell me if they are in the Bible. "Money is the root of all evil." 1 Timothy 6:10 "Do unto others as you would ...read more

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed on Mar 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,699 views

    Christian funeral service

    Friends, we have gathered here to praise God and to witness to our faith as we celebrate the life of Vera Helen Stevens. We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. May God grants us grace that in pain- we find comfort, in sorrow- hope, in death- resurrection. When you think of Vera ...read more

  • Love One Another

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2010
     | 1,716 views

    Valentine sermon. Call to love the unlovable.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! It is the day of love. The history of Valentine's Day — and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third ...read more

  • What Is Your Motivation With Jesus?

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2010
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     | 9,499 views

    Discerning your reasoning for being a Christian.

    What is your motivation with Jesus? Have you ever noticed some things in the world look the same? Have you watched the winter Olympics? On the downhill slope ski slope all participants look exactly the same. They will each ware a white helmet, blue uniform and a white vest that said Vancouver. ...read more

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  • How Many Of You Remember, On August The 5th, The ...

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2010
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    How many of you remember, on August the 5th, the bus crash that killed two people and injured band students on both buses? The news reported the 2 buses, with high school band students, were going to an amusement park when they slammed into a freeway wreck that happened right in front of them, ...read more