Contributors
  • Michael Vaughn

    Contributing sermons since Jul 26, 2007
Michael's church

Telford UMC
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
423-753-8034

About Michael
  • Education: I attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN and Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN.
  • Family: I am married to a true blessing, Heather, and have 5 wonderful children, Ashley, Dylan, Hannah, Emily, and Anthony.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mom loves them. Though she reminds me to stay true to KJV.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be prepared, do your homework, study, pray. Then just preach the Bible and God will take care of the rest.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Holy Bible, Living Your Heart’s Desire, The Power of a Praying Husband, When God Whispers Your Name
  • Hobbies: I enjoy time with my family first and foremost. I also coach soccer, and enjoy reading, writing, and playing the dulcimer and guitar.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I had been asked to visit and preach at a nearby church. With the change in agenda, somehow they introduced me to preach before they had thier children’s time. I was discssing the aspect of coming boldly before the throne of God, and that the throne was always open, just as the alter is always open. A 2 year old little girl took that as her invitation to children’s time since they sit at the alter when they have this, so she just came on up.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He’s home.
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Newest Sermons

  • Texting God

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2012
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    Going deeper in your relationship with God, why that is important, and how you can be excited about it. Move beyond texting God to being in relationship with God.

    I talked to someone who had recently lost a loved one, and I talked to someone who had a loved one in ICU this week. And I was thinking about Sunday mornings, and thinking about this small amount of time we have together, and thinking about how I want to say something to help encourage you, to try ...read more

  • God's 401(K)ingdom

    Contributed on Mar 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating
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    Worry is a natural part of our lives. We all do it. But what does the Bible say about worrying? It is time to put our worries into God’s 401(k) account.

    401(K)ingdom Matthew 6:31-34 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “what shall we drink?” or “what shall we wear?” For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His ...read more

  • Love Lifted Me

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,076 views

    The miracle of Jesus walking on the water is very well known by Christians of all ages and denominations, but let’s take a little different look at this section of scripture. Here we will find 3 areas to help us grow in our faith questions during our "sto

    Love Lifted Me Matthew 14:22-32 During the season of Lent, we usually focus on what we are giving up. For some it may be candy, or TV, or chocolate, for my 17 year old daughter it is sodas. But this year instead of giving something up, I am going to try to improve something, my workout ...read more

  • The Transfiguration; Coming Boldly Before The Throne

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 34 ratings
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    Aside from being Super Bowl Sunday, today is also known as Transfiguration Sunday in our liturgical Christian calendar, a day to remember this remarkable event, and look at how it impacts us and what effect is has on us today as Christians and followers o

    The Transfiguration; Coming Boldly Before the Throne Today is a very special day for football fans. Today is Super Bowl Sunday. The culmination of the season, where the two, arguably, best teams in the NFL face off to prove to the world that they are the best of the best. Today is also a very ...read more

  • Miracle Grow Christian Restoration Formula

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2007
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     | 1,764 views

    Have you felt beaten down, trod upon, worn-out, and just plain tired? Are you just surviving, and not really thriving the way God intended? We all have felt this way at some point, but thankfully there is hope. In the 2nd chapter of Acts we are given 5 ke

    Miracle Grow Christian Restoration Formula Acts 2:36-47 (ESV) Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ...read more

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  • I Used To Manage A Restaurant In Blowing Rock, ...

    Contributed on Aug 1, 2007
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    I used to manage a restaurant in Blowing Rock, NC. Every time that my boss would come by to visit he would remark, looking down, that the baseboards were dirty. No matter how much I cleaned them, he would always find an area (sometimes behind a 200 pound piece of equipment) that needed more ...read more