• Michael Sawyer

    Contributing sermons since Nov 10, 2013
Michael's church

FBC Ozone
Ozone, Arkansas 72854

About Michael
  • Experience: I have served as staff youth minister for 4 years in Oklahoma and have been a senior pastor for the last 13 years.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I can take credit for nothing that you are reading except the mistakes. If there is any worth, it is because of God working through me. I also believe that with 2000 years of preaching and proclaiming going on, that someone else was bound to have said what I did at sometime or other. But, it was new to me. I hope that you get something out reading it. God bless.
  • Family: My wife and I have been married for 29 years and have been blessed with 3 great children.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Use the Bible. That may sound like a given but there are so many in the pulpit that do not use the Word of God correctly or not at all. The Bible must be our authority, it must be our source material. Otherwise it's just a good speech.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Bible has had the biggest impact on my life. But the works of the great preachers of the past are such an inspiration and joy to read.
  • Hobbies: I like to read, fish, hike, and target shoot. I would including hunting in there but the woodland creatures hide when I enter the woods.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was giving an invitation one Sunday evening and things were going great. God was really moving among the people. We were winding it down and about to close in prayer when I moved backward against the steps to the podium (I was down front among the people). As I moved back to whisper to the music leader on the stage, the monitor caught the back of my knee and I fell straight backward onto the stage. The mood was broken, laughter broke out and I wanted to be anywhere but there.
  • What I want on my tombstone: A Man of God who loved others.
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  • Contentment And Thankfulness

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2013

    The final message in the series on the Ten Commandments. This covers the 8th and 10th. The ideas are to be content with what we have and thankful to God for everything.

    This is the last message in a series on the Ten Commandments that I preached recently. A lot of explanation of the focus of the message can be found in the Introduction that I posted on this site. So, here we go with commandments 8 and 10. Exodus 20:15 "You shall not steal. At the heart more

  • The Value Of Man

    Contributed on Dec 14, 2013

    This message is a discussion of Commandments 6,7,and 9 of the Ten Commandments and how they are relevant to our relationship with each other. God places a lot of value on the human race. We tend to under value each other.

    NOTE: This message is part of a series on the Ten Commandments and there is an Introduction posted on this website that sets the tone for the focus of the text. Okay, so let's jump into the passage for today: Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder. We will spend a little time talking about more

  • Honor Your Father And Mother

    Contributed on Nov 16, 2013

    This covers the commandment to honor our father and mother. Rather than looking from a legal standpoint or even looking at how they could do better as parents, the Bible is telling us that we are responsible for giving honor to those God has put over us.

    Honor Your Father and Mother Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. With the start of the fifth commandment, we move from a framework of relationship to God and start to focus on the relationship we more

  • Introduction To - Ten Commandments Of Relationship

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2013

    This is a brief introduction to the series on the Ten Commandments that I preached. It sets the tone for the rest of the messages

    Many things have been written about the Ten Commandments. So why sermon? Mainly because of the need to go further than just the command. These writings were given by God to His people who really did not know Him or understand their relationship to Him. They did not yet know that God had a plan more

  • The Sabbath

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2013
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    A message concerning the command of the Sabbath and it's present day relevance.

    The Commandment we will be looking at this chapter is the 4th. It is the final of the commandments that involve our relationship to God specifically. It is found in Exodus Chapter 20 and verse 8. 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. So the command is to remember the Sabbath and more