Paul's church

Carmel, Indiana 46033

About Paul
  • Education: Graduated from Anderson Univerity with a degree in accounting.
  • Experience: Have been fill in preacher since Jan 1, 1996 when I gave my preaching debut.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: When I go to a church for the first time, I tell them that I have a rule that I like to be followed. And the reason I want them to know it is so that the next time I come to fill in, they will know my rules of operation. I tell them, "As the preacher, it is my job to speak. And as the congregation, it is your job to listen. Now, if you happen to finish your job before I finish mine, let me know and we can all leave together." Especially helps with my first time at a new church. Sets a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Family: I am married and have 2 great kids -- Caleb and Sierra
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They love them. Growing up, my dad used me in his sermons. Usually he tried to embarrass me when I got older. Now, I try to use him in mine and if he visits when I preach, I try to get him. =-)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Watch your time. My dad has always said, "The brain can absorb only what the rear end can endure."
  • Hobbies: Love karate! I study American Kenpo. I won the 2000 PKC international karate tournament. I also put on women’s self defense seminars.
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  • Empty Your Bucket

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    Illustrated sermon of making room for Jesus

    EMPTY YOUR BUCKET PAUL DUKE Ephesians Chapter 5 and Galatians Chapter 5 Before I begin. I want to tell you about a two special guests we have here today. My mom and dad came to visit. Now just to let you know. My parents are the ones you all can blame for my nuttiness. See, my mom was more

  • A Eunuch Experience

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 41 ratings

    This is about Phillip the Deacon and an experience he had in Act 8 with an Ethiopian.

    A Eunuch Experience Acts 8: 26 – 39 I called this sermon, “A Eunuch Experience.” And Teresa – No, I did not misspell the word “unique.” This is what we call a play on words. I am going to be talking about Phillip the Deacon and an encounter that happened to him. Some quick more

  • Appearance Can Be Deceiving

    Contributed on May 27, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    This is a talk I gave our kids about appearances. How good things can actually be bad and how we need to get over stereo typing.

    Mike wanted a talk on appearance. So he asked around to see who the best looking leader was. And since my wife did not want to do it, he asked me. =-) Don’t raise your hands, but which category or categories do you fit more