• Owen Bourgaize

    Contributing sermons since Oct 18, 2000
Owen's church

Guernsey UK, *Province/Other GY5 7SY
00 44 1481 253036

About Owen
  • Education: University of London Certificate of Proficiency in Religious Knowledge Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Experience: A believer in Christ since aged 10
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I’ve been blessed in having good resources in my preparation and I pray that you will find my messages helpful in your ministry.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I begins with a parable, not Biblical, but something which happened on holiday. My wife and I were motoring in Yorkshire. It was a fine day and we thought we’d stop off to enjoy the scenery at a viewpoint high up on the North Yorkshire Moors, at Sutton Bank. When the time came to move on my wife started the car but it refused to get into gear. A symbol came up on the dashboard to indicate that the onboard computer had detected a serious fault. I looked up the handbook which said that th
  • Family: Married with two adult children
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are now in Glory but they encouraged me in their lifetime.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Don’t preach for longer than about 20 minutes.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself - ’Be a first-class’ you, not a second-class’ someone else, prepare well and, in prayer, trust God for His enabling in delivery, and for the Holy spirit to communicate the message that He wants the listeners to receive.
  • Books that have had an impact: Expositions of Dr D Martyn Lloyd Jones and Dr John Stott (UK)
  • Hobbies: Gardening and charity adminisration
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and trust Him for your eternal salvation.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Faithful to the end
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  • Last Laugh

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2011

    LAST LAUGH Religion in its highest form is a belief in a being greater than themselves. There are some people who would deny this: they are called "atheists" and say that God in any shape or form is neither necessary nor possible, and so couldn’t possibly exist. When the Russians sent a more

  • Sowing And Reaping

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2011
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    SOWING AND REAPING There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him. "Sewing, Bottomley?" said the priest. "No," he more

  • Jim Elliot And The Ecuadorian Indians

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2009

    JIM ELLIOT AND THE ECUADORIAN INDIANS Jim Elliot was an American. He became a Christian at a young age and after university he became a missionary in Ecuador, South America. He, with a few other young missionaries wanted to reach a tribe of Indians who lived in a remote region beyond more

  • God's Calendar

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2009

    GOD'S CALENDAR Here’s my calendar for July. (………) I mark up the days which have a special meaning for me or an event to watch out for. Last month I did have a calendar event – it was my birthday! That was a ‘red-letter day’, something which marks an important day. I won’t tell you how many more

  • Children And Their Fathers

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2009

    CHILDREN AND THEIR FATHERS An old English proverb tells how important fathers are. It says: "A father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." Fathers are often more appreciated at different ages of their children. Mark Twain had the candour to admit a change in his perception of his father: "When more