Michael's church

North Hinsdale Community Church
Hinsdale, New Hampshire 3451

About Michael
  • Education: Diploma, Zion Bible Institute, 1989 BS, Omega Bible Institute, 2001 MTH, Omega Bible Institute, 2004
  • Experience: Youth Pastor, Warwick Assembly of God, Warwick, R.I. 1989-1991 Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries, Agape Christian Fellowship, Brattleboro, VT 1992-1989 Pastor, North Hinsdale Community Church, Hinsdale, NH 1999-current Ordained - Conservative Congragation Christian Conference
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Eat the meat...spit out the bones. Parting words from the Associate Pastor of my church when I left for Bible College. Remember, I’m human, not divine, and I have a flawed persepective.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon that made the biggest difference in my life was not the sermon that was preached. At the age of 15, I was coping with the tragic death of my brother Peter. And a series of individuals, were living sermons on the Christian Life, and turned me on to Jesus... Thank you to Mark Wormwood who lead me to Christ... and the men of Agape Christian Fellowship who displayed Jesus to a messed up 15 year old.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A story of a draw bringe operator whose job it is to lower the bridge for the morning train. One day he brings his son to work, and when the time comes to lower the bridge, his son turns up missing. The boy is stuck in the tracks, and the operator only has time to either: save his son, or lower the bridge and allow the entire train loaded with people pass by safely. He lowers the bridge, loses his son... a beautiful picture of God’s giving of his son.
  • Family: Pastor Mike and his wife Tina (who is a VP with TD Bank North)along with their two children Michael and Rachel have served at NHCC since May of 1999. What is interesting about the McCosker’s ministry is that they returned to their home town to serve the Lord. When Mike left Hinsdale in 1986 for Bible College, he told his mom to get used to it, I’m never coming back. God has a funny sense of humor, and both Mike and Tina returned to Hinsdale after a set of circumstances lead us home. As a family, Mike, Tina, Michael and rachel all serve at NHCC in one way or another.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Mom does not attend church often; when she does she gets all emotional... hard to tell what she thinks. Dad is a member of the United Pentecostal Church... we are so far apart theologically as well as philosophically that we don’t go there.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She spends most of her time in Children’s Church. she enjoys the sermons she hears and is quick to preach them back when needed.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Study as if it is up to you - pray as if it is up to God. I am an avid studier... and need to pray more.
  • Books that have had an impact: Anything by Lucado; Colson; or Swindoll. I also enjoy Bill Hybels - his book "Just Walk Across the Room" transformed my beliefs on personal evangelism.
  • Hobbies: Mike is an avid sports fan. I love going to Fenway, Shea, even the loathed Yankees. He currently coaches three sports for Hinsdale High School (Soccer, Basketball, Softball). I also collect Baseball cards. And enjoy my HO model trains. My favorite place in the world is Wells, ME., right on the ocean, with some fresh Chowda, or a good walk. Its a great place to relax and think.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The only thing that matters IS THAT WE MAKE IT HOME. James Dobson
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: The humor is that God would allow me the privelage of serving Him... Think about it, what can any of us offer the Living God... but He choses us with all or our weaknesses and flaws... WOW
  • What I want on my tombstone: He Ran a Good Race!
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  • Grace On Display

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2007
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    A wonderful display of Grace by King David

    “I was born in 1725, and I died 1807. The only godly influence in my life, as far back as I can remember, was my mother, whom I had for only seven years. When she left my life through death, I was virtually an orphan. My father remarried, sent me to a strict military school, where the more

  • Biblical World View

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
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    We will begin layinf the gorund work for a Biblical World View.

    Text Selected Texts Focus Developing a Biblical World View Introduction This morning we are going to continue in our theme on “Foundational Studies” in which we will specifically look at “The Christian World-View.” What is a Christian World View and Why do Christians Need One? “A more

  • Who Is Jesus

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
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    We will answer the question "Who Is Jesus."

    Text Matthew 16:13-20 Focus we will focus on who people claim Jesus is, and what the Bible claims concerning him. Introduction This morning we are going to begin a series in which I have entitled “Foundational Studies”. In this series we will look at some of the basic tenants of the more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
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    The Biblical MAndate to Forgive

    This morning I will be bringing forth a message on "forgiveness." I was ready to prepare a message from 1 Corinthians 2, however, as I prayed, I sensed that Spirit would have me preach on Forgiveness. As Christians, we have so much to be thankful for, we have been forgiven of so much. And more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
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    Psalm 32 speaks of the Blessedness of Forgiveness

    This morning we will be looking at Psalm 32. Psalm 32, a psalm of David was originally written as a song in which many believe was to be sung on the Day of Atonement, (the day in which all Israel would gather for the sacrifice of sin). As David pens this psalm, he is instructing the readers more

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  • The Condition Of Society

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
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    The Condition of Society “The fruit of the secular world view can be seen in around us. As we observe society, it is evident that not all is well. Television has degenerated into a bordello of violence, soft-pornography, anti-family sit-coms, commercials that appeal to immediate more

  • There Was A Story Once Told While I Attended ...

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007

    There was a story once told while I attended Zion Bible Institute by a preacher in which I have no remembrance of, only his story. There was once an operator of a train draw bridge who had the duties of raising and lowering the bridge. Generally the bridge would remain up due to the heavy traffic more