• Nick Scarpa

    Contributing sermons since May 24, 2003
Nick's church

Elm Street Baptist Church
Everett, Massachusetts 02149

About Nick
  • Education: I began my education in the secular school system Spent two years at Northeastern University in Info Systems United Christian Faith Ministries - Discipleship Course Freedom Bible College & Seminary - Bmin
  • Experience: I have had the privildge to be involved in several areas of ministry. Worship Team, Youth Ministry, Adult Sunday School, Junior High Sunday School, Preaching, Sheperding God’s flock, Deacon of Outreach, Leading Small Groups, counseling and encouragement. And now Pastoring at Elm Street Baptist in Everett, MA.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Like the disciples who walked with Jesus, I am an unschooled, ordinary man who loves the Lord and his Word. I hope that the messages that God has given me for the churches where I have preached will carry out the purpose in you that he intended. To God be the Glory!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Dan Dark - Not everything is as it appears Baptist Mens Conference (1993?)
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The fork in the casket! The best is yet to come!!
  • Family: I am a happily married man of 22 years to a beautiful woman of God. I have two children, Jade 14 and David 5. Amy and I came to faith in Christ almost 20 years ago. Jade gave her life to Christ about a year and half ago, and David is still learning!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Unfortunately, my Mom and Dad never got to hear me preach. That would have been something I would treasure. Knowing both of them I believe that they would have been proud.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: You would probably have to ask her to get an honest opinion, but for the most part she lets me know when it has passion and purpose and critiques me when it lacks power.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Rick Warren - Craft Your Message Make sure that there are spots in your sermon where you have the listeners apply what is being learned. Also...use verbs to denote action!
  • Books that have had an impact: The Purpose Driven Church (Rick Warren) Purpose Driven Youth Ministry (Rick Warren) This Present Darkness (Frank Peretti) God’s Warrior - The Apostle Paul (Frank Slaughter)
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, losing golf balls in the woods or in the water!
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The Lord will come like a thief in the night. Have oil in your lamps - be ready for the groom! What we see in this world is nothing compared to what we will share with our Lord in Heaven. Don’t waste your time chasing after worthless dreams. You will seek him and find him when you seek him with ALL your heart!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When I preached during the first week of my pastorate at Elm Street, I was sharing about vision and how if we do not have a vision our plans are in vain. All of a sudden, a light above the pulpit that had not worked right for years came on! I think it was a bad wire but it was as though God was confirming the message he had given me!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Why do you look for the living among the dead?
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  • Hope Comes Through Suffering

    Contributed on May 28, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    As the old expression goes, "There’s light at the end of the tunnel" this sermon tells us that there is hope at the end of the suffering.

    ¡§Hope Comes Through Suffering¡¨ This morning we are going to talk about hope from the perspective of a man of God who experienced tremendous suffering. The apostle Paul was the last apostle chosen during the time the first church was getting started. Like the other apostles, Paul was chosen more

  • 6 Steps To Redemption

    Contributed on May 25, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon goes over the painful steps that our Lord had to take on the Via Dolorosa. It is a follow-up to the Mel Gibson movie "The Passion of the Christ."

    6 Steps to Redemption Rev. Nick Scarpa Elm Street Baptist Raise your hand this morning if you or someone you know has ever been involved in a Step program, where you take a number of steps to complete the program. There have been numerous books written that use this Step-by-Step approach to more

  • Sowing Spiritual Seed

    Contributed on May 24, 2003
    based on 118 ratings

    God calls us to bear fruit that will last. Sowing seed as in a garden will bear either good or bad (rotten) fruit. We must bear good seeds, to reap good fruit.

    Sowing Spiritual Seed Gal. 6:7-10 Ask any person new to gardening, what is the hardest part to get used to, and they will almost undoubtedly say... WAITING! Gardening is a wonderful experience if you’re not in any hurry to see the results! It’s like watching a child turn into a young more

  • A Solid Foundation

    Contributed on May 24, 2003
    based on 234 ratings

    If we try to live the Christian life on a foundation other than that of Christ Jesus, we will not remain steadfast and committed to true Christian living. We will fail to bring God the glory.

    A Solid Foundation Luke 6:46-49 The leaning tower of Pisa in Italy is going to fall. Scientists travel yearly to measure the building’s slow descent. They report that the 179-foot tower moves about one-twentieth of an inch per year, and is now 17 feet out of plumb. They estimate by the more

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  • Paul Duncan Was An Accountant For A Large ...

    Contributed on May 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

    Paul Duncan was an Accountant for a large manufacturing firm in Lansing Michigan. When it came to numbers he was the best! But when it came to pain he was a wimp. Paul hated pain of any type. A common cold would set him back for a week. He couldn’t work or do anything. In 1997 he was diagnosed more

  • Seeds In Mustard Plant

    Contributed on May 24, 2003
    based on 1 rating

    Seeds In Mustard Plant A gardener, prompted by curiosity, counted the seed pods on a medium-sized mustard plant. There were 85. The average number of seeds in each pod was eight. Since two crops in a given year could be matured, the gardener figured that it was possible in the interim between more

  • The Barna Research Group Gathers Statistics On ...

    Contributed on May 24, 2003

    The Barna Research group gathers statistics on Christian America and reported the following information in 2002: 85% of Americans claim to be Christian 8 out of 10 people consider themselves to be Christian It’s apparent that many do not really have a relationship with Christ A majority of more