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  • Pat Cook

    Contributing sermons since Jun 13, 2003
Pat's church

Centreville United Baptist Church
Centreville *Province/Other , B0W 2G0
902-745-2311

About Pat
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Pastoral Ministries major from Bethany Bible College in Sussex, NB, Canada. Bachelor of Education, Elementary Education Major from Atlantic Baptist University (now Crandall University) in Moncton, NB, Canada.
  • Experience: Centreville United Baptist Church, Cape Sable Island, NS 2011 - present Castalia Baptist Church, Grand Manan, NB 2009 - 2011 The Glades Baptist Church, Salisbury, NB 2006-2008 Doaktown Wesleyan Church and Blissfield Wesleyan Church, Upper Miramichi, NB 2001-2006 Hope Wesleyan Church, Shelburne, Nova Scotia 2000-2001 Crystal Wesleyan Church, Crystal, ME 1996-2000
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Better heard than read. I hope, anyway...
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: ~My Jonah series was the best series I ever wrote - not online yet. ~I did Colossians verse by verse, which was liberating for me. That’s not online either. ~But my series on Elijah - my favorite character - is online.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A man walks into his counselor’s office. He sits down and says, "Doc, sometimes I feel like a teepee and sometimes I feel like a wigwam." The doctor looks at him and says, "Well, it’s obvious: you’re two tents..."
  • Family: I was married in 1996 to Michelle and we have 3 boys, aged 13, 11, and 10.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They’re not Christians yet, but they seem to like it when they hear me.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She doesn’t like to miss them, and she reminds me when I overstep my bounds. I'm her favourite preacher.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Leave them wishing you’d said more instead of wishing you’d said less.
  • Books that have had an impact: Experiencing God, The Heart of Great Pastor, Wild at Heart, Roaring Lambs, The Lord of the Rings, What’s So Amazing About Grace, The Chronicles of Narnia, Blue Like Jazz, Victory Over the Darkness, A New Kind of Christian, Speaking My Mind, anything by Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti.
  • Hobbies: Writing, walking, reading, watching movies, camping, model-building, Cub Scouts, genealogy.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Keep the faith. Hang in there.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was leading a study on complaining, showing that grumbling about life is so hurtful to the cause of Christ. I said, "What if you complained about me to others? You know: He can’t preach very well, he certainly can’t sing, he isn’t friendly, he never smiles, he never says hi... What would people think? Would they want to come to church?" One guy said, "And that’s the good stuff we say about you."
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was faithful.
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  • Settling Into The New Year

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    A reworking of one of my previous messages, this time for a New Year's Day emphasis.

    Joshua 1:12-18 – Settling into the New Year I heard a story about a college student who once sent a telegram to his parents reading: "Mom – flunked all courses. Kicked out of school. Wasted all money, mine and yours. Prepare Pop." Soon afterwards, Mom sent back a response: ...read more

  • Here I Raise My Ebenezer

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    Remembrance Day message.

    Message for Remembrance Day 2011 – Calvary Baptist Church 1 Samuel 7:7-12 – Here I Raise my Ebenezer It is a pleasure for me to share with you today, on this very special day, a word from the Bible. My family and I honour this day in particular because my grandfather served in the ...read more

  • Remember Your Chains

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    #15 in series. What were we, who are we, whose are we, and what has made this happen?

    Colossians 4:18 – Remember Your Chains And so we have reached the end of the book of Colossians. I may be worth your while to go back and read the book from start to finish, to remind yourself of all the good stuff that Paul wrote. All the sermons are online, too, if you missed any. Today ...read more

  • With Friends Like These

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    #14 in series. What kind of qualities does Paul commend? What are we to do with this list? Convert to "checklistianity"?

    Colossians 4:7-17 – With Friends Like These Turn with me to the book of Colossians, almost for the last time. Today we are looking at Paul’s list of friends, as found in 4:7-17. Next week we wrap up the book, looking at 4:18, thinking of Paul’s chains, and our own. Today we ...read more

  • Contagious Faith

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    #13 in series.

    Colossians 4:2-6 – Contagious Faith And we are in the final lap of the race, the final stage of working our way through Colossians verse by verse. Next week, we will spend some time looking at qualities of Christian friendships. And the following week, we will be examining what it means to ...read more

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  • Inlets And Outlets

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2011
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    INLETS AND OUTLETS My favourite spot here on Cape Sable Island is the walk from Cat Rock to Clam Point. It’s a beautiful location, quiet and peaceful, and I love meeting God there. But along the way, you will walk by several ponds. Some of the ponds are quite nice. But some of them are not. ...read more

  • Perhaps You Heard Of The Large Two-Engined Train ...

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
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    Perhaps you heard of the large two-engined train was crossing Canada. After it had gone some distance, one of the engines broke down. "No problem," the engineer thought, and carried on at half power. Farther on down the line, the other engine broke down, and the train came to a standstill. ...read more

  • The Christian Writer Flannery O'connor Said, "It ...

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
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    The Christian writer Flannery O’Connor said, “It seems to be a fact that you suffer as ...read more

  • Let Me Tell You About C.s.lewis, The Author Of ...

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2006
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    Let me tell you about C.S.Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia. In 1952 he had been writing to one of his fans an American woman named Joy Gresham, a recent convert to Christianity, and who had been a Communist Jew. She was also going through a hard divorce. He autographed her copy of his ...read more

  • Perpetua Was A Climbing Companion. At Age 22, ...

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2006
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    Perpetua was a climbing companion. At age 22, Perpetua was a noblewoman who lived with her husband, her infant son, and her slave, Felicitas, in Carthage in North Africa). Around A.D. 200, North Africa was home to a vibrant Christian community, and Perpetua was a new believer. But the Roman ...read more