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Waynesboro church of Christ
Waynesboro Tennessee , 38485
931-722-5520

About Mitchell
  • Education: B.S. in Marketing - Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN Actively working on B.A. in Bible - Heritage Christian University, Florence, AL
  • Experience: Pulpit Minister; Family Life Minister - Waynesboro church of Christ; July 9, 2007 - Present Pulpit Minister - Midway church of Christ; January 5,2003 - July 8, 2007 Song Leader for the Waynesboro church of Christ Adult Bible Class Teacher - Waynesboro church of Christ Director for Very exciting Bible School - Waynesboro church of Christ
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Most of my sermons are expository sermons. I have found that when you preach from a passage of scripture you preach only the bible and leave your opinions at home where they belong. Expository preaching is a lost art that should be revived! Expository preaching is NOT a running commentary but rather teaching what the passage meant to those who first heard it and then relating it to your listeners. Use these outlines anyway you see fit, add to them, enhance them, make them your own, give the glory to God!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Revival-Light the Fire! A series of sermons based upon bible class material from Dr. Steven Guy-Heritage Christian University Jesus, One of Us! (Sermon) - Understanding your Savior and how he is able to understand the struggles you are going through. Messages from Hebrews (Series) - A look at the book of Hebrews as it applies to modern Christianity Bought at a Price (Sermon) - Shows the great price Christ paid not because of anything he had done but just so that we could be saved! Illicits a response based upon this great fact.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The story about the man who carried a message to Garcia. The full text of this is public domain and can be found by searching on the web for "a message to Garcia".
  • Family: Married: Wife-Sheryl Three Children: Reagan (12), John Austin (8), Chloe Grace (7)
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Mom is just always so proud. My Dad (who is an Elder) always has some constructive criticism or ideas about how to improve my sermon. They are always supportive and remind me of the fact that I shouldn’t get in the way of the message.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Sheryl is my sounding board, by the time all of my ideas make it into sermon form she has already heard it hundreds of times. If she has an opinion I always have ample time to consider and refine before it makes it into the sermon.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Never let the man get before the message." Dr. Steven Guy (Heritage Christian University)
  • Books that have had an impact: Balance - Ira North Expository Preaching - John MacArthur, Jr. Radical Restoration - F. LaGard Smith Six Hours One Friday - Max Lucado A Commentary on Romans - Robertson Whiteside Preciousness of Preaching - E. Stevens A Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Hobbies: Golf, Softball, Playing with my Children
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Bothers and Sisters please pray for me that the Lord may spare my life that I may continue preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. I would rather leave this world and be with Christ but I want to stay around a while longer to take as many people with me as I can.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching my heart out one day to a rather stale audience and it was raining rather hard outside. Just at the moment I made one of those AMEN points, (which I knew I wasn’t going to get out of this congregation) a loud clap of thunder erupted. It shook the building it was so loud and several of the women gasped. All I could think to say was, "And God said ’AMEN’."
  • What I want on my tombstone: A Man of God
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  • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
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    It matters how one is spoken of by others. Have you ever given thought to how you speak of Jesus in your everyday life? Not whether you try to convert everyone you meet but do you speak of Jesus, do you give the Lord the credit he deserves. Do you

    Katie Fisher, 17, entered the Madison County Ohio Junior Livestock Sale hoping the lamb she had for sale would get a good price. For months Katie had been battling cancer. She had endured hospital stays and been through chemotherapy a number of times. Before the lamb went on the block, the ...read more

  • For Righteousness Sake

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
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    "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:10

    INTRODUCTION The preacher of an underground Chinese church tells others of the precautions they must take to avoid government persecution. Each time their church reaches ten to fifteen members, they split to reduce attention. They also alternate meeting places for the same reason. Because phone ...read more

  • Nebuchadnezzar: Mightiest King

    Contributed on Oct 21, 2006
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    Drawing on strengths and weaknesses of King Nebuchandezzar to become better Christians

    Nebuchadnezzar: Mightiest King Daniel 4 The first four chapters of the book of Daniel tell the story of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty and powerful king. In 605 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar defeated Pharaoh Necho of Egypt and brought Judah under his control. It was ...read more

  • God's Family

    Contributed on Oct 21, 2006
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    God is building a permanent family. God offers you a family of friends and friends who are family. THE CHURCH.

    God’s Family Ephesians 3:14-15 Gary Klahr and Steve Barbin act like brothers. The two Fairfield, Connecticut, residents look alike, finish each other’s sentences, and speak with the same inflections. Gary served as Steve’s best man. Steve was there for Gary through his father’s death. The ...read more

  • Forget Your Reputation

    Contributed on Oct 21, 2006
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    One can’t, at once, promote two reputations. Promote God’s and forget yours. Or promote yours and forget God’s. We must choose.

    Forget Your Reputation Philippians 2:5-8 In college, there was a group of people that were not treated kindly; they were called bible bangers, Jesus freaks and other derogatory names. My voice was among the mockers. It shouldn’t have been, but it was. I was taught better and I knew better. ...read more

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  • The Preacher Of An Underground Chinese Church ...

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
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    The preacher of an underground Chinese church tells others of the precautions they must take to avoid government persecution. Each time their church reaches ten to fifteen members, they split to reduce attention. They also alternate meeting places for the same reason. Because phone lines are ...read more

  • A. Wang Ming Dao Served Was The Preacher Of ...

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
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    A. Wang Ming Dao served was the preacher of Peking’s largest church. During Communistic persecution, he was thrown into prison because of his testimony and ministry. At the hands of his perpetrators, he was tortured for his faith. Fearing even greater suffering, Dao recanted his belief in Christ ...read more

  • The Other Night At Worship, My Son, John Austin, ...

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2006
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    The other night at worship, my son, John Austin, asked Sheryl, "Mom, why does everybody call daddy, Brother Mitchell?" As Sheryl did her best to explain to him how we are all brothers and sisters in Christ and that we are all God’s children, John Austin’s brain was working. When she was through ...read more

  • Author And Lecturer Leo Buscaglia Once Told About ...

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2005
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    Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once told about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child; the winner was a four-year-old boy. His next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little ...read more

  • While Walking Home From School, Mark Noticed The ...

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2005
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    While walking home from school, Mark noticed the boy ahead of him had stumbled to the ground and dropped everything he was carrying. Mark hurried to the boy’s side and helped him collect his belongings. Surprisingly, the boy was carrying an especially hefty load. There was a baseball glove and bat, ...read more