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  • Paul Humphrey

    Contributing sermons since Nov 23, 2005
Paul's church

Rogersville First United Methodist Church
Rogersville, Tennessee 37857
865-228-0419

About Paul
  • Education: Virginia Intermont College B.A. Erskine Theological Seminary M.Div., D.Min.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: An old farmer had a mule who fell into a dried up well. The farmer could see that the mule was standing up in the bottom of the well, but couldn’t figure out how in the world to get him out. Finally, the old farmer concluded that it was impossible to get the mule out of the well and decided to just go ahead and bury him there. As the farmer would toss in a shovel full of dirt, it would land on the mule’s back. The mule would shake it off and step up. This process continued till the mule was out of the well and standing on level ground right beside the old farmer. In life, that which you think might destroy you, may in reality be the best thing that ever happened to you. We each would do well to learn to shake it off and step up. It wasn’t Saul who made David King. It was Goliath.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: If you are not excited about it, nobody else is likely to be either.
  • Books that have had an impact: C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity" John Stott "Men With a Message"
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Trust in Jesus.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Almost set myself on fire with the Advent candles.
  • What I want on my tombstone: God be merciful to me, a sinner.
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  • Coming Home: The Prodigal Son

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2007
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    The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a two pronged message.

    Fourth Sunday in Lent 2007 Dr. Paul G. Humphrey Luke 15:1-32 For Audio Version go to: http://www.forministry.com/USTNUMETCVFUMC/Sermon.dsp?sermonsite_action=view_sermon&sermonsite_sermonid=16562 This morning we are looking at the parable of the Prodigal Son. The first thing that I want ...read more

  • Homecoming In Nazareth

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
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    Jesus preached his first sermon in his hometown and when he finished they decided to kill him.

    HomeComing in Nazareth Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2007 Dr. Paul G. Humphrey A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.” The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his ...read more

  • Temptation

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,293 views

    Jesus teaches us to pray that we are not tempted.

    A guy had a dream he had went to heaven and saw many clocks. As is customary with these stories St. Peter is attending the gate. When asked what the clocks were for Peter replied that every person on earth has a clock here, and each time one sins, the hand on their clock moves just a bit. The ...read more

  • Wise Men

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,887 views

    This sermon takes a look at the Magi.

    I read this humors account of the Wise Men (obviously written by a woman): If it had been ‘Wise Women’ instead of ‘Wise Men’, they would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts from Baby’s-R-Us, including ...read more

  • Heaven

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2006
    based on 83 ratings
     | 29,545 views

    The greatest thing about heaven does not concern what is there, but rather who is there. Do you thirst for God’s presence?

    An elderly couple passed away and found themselves at the pearly gates. Peter was there to welcome them. First he showed them their mansion. The man overwhelmed by the sheer luxury of it all asked, "How much does this place cost per night?" Peter replied, "Sir, this is Heaven, it doesn’t cost ...read more

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  • A Guy Had A Dream He Had Went To Heaven And Saw ...

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2007
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     | 483 views

    A guy had a dream he had went to heaven and saw many clocks. As is customary with these stories St. Peter is attending the gate. When asked what the clocks were for Peter replied that every person on earth has a clock here, and each time one sins, the hand on their clock moves just a bit. The ...read more

  • How Many Of You All Want To Go To Heaven? I ...

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2006
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    How many of you all want to go to heaven? I recall the story of a preacher asking that question to his congregation one Sunday morning, and everyone but one older lady in the back raised their hands. After the service he asked the woman why she didn’t raise her hand. “Don’t you ...read more

  • The Lady In A Faded Gingham Dress And Her ...

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2006
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    The lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly, without an appointment, into the president of Harvard’s outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business ...read more

  • Sick Of My Church

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2006
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    Sez I to myself, as I grumbled and growled, Im sick of my church, and then how I scowled. The members unfriendly, the sermons too long; In fact, it seems that everything’s wrong. I don’t like the singing; the church a disgrace For signs of neglect are all over the place. I’ll quit going ...read more

  • Police In Radnor, Pa., Interrogated A Suspect By ...

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2006
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    Police in Radnor, Pa., interrogated a suspect by placing a metal Colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The Message "He’s lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy Button each time they thought the suspect wasn’t telling ...read more