• Phil Anderson

    Contributing sermons since May 4, 2004
Phil's church

Bethel Church of Tallmadge A/G
, Ohio

About Phil
  • Education: BA in Bible from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO
  • Experience: 29 years in full time ministry {12 as a youth pastor and the rest as a senior pastor}
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I preached through the book of Ephesians last year.
  • Family: I am the husband of a beautiful lady and a father of a terrific son
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mom is with Jesus and is probably pretty happy
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says I am her favorite preacher
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Never stop learning
  • Books that have had an impact: I Sold My Soul on Ebay; The Year of Living Biblically; In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
  • Hobbies: Geocaching; Golf
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Live for Jesus on Monday more than you would on Sunday
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching in Uruguay on a missions trip and a cat walked down the aisle and went to the altar. I counted the cat as one of our decisions for Christ on that trip! ;-)
  • What I want on my tombstone: He loved God, his wife and his son
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  • What Will You Do With The Body Of Christ?

    Contributed on May 12, 2017
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    Looking at Joseph of Arimathea, we see what He did with the body of Christ and compare it to our responsibility to today's "body of Christ."

    Mark 15:42-47 (NIV2011) 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 44 Pilate was more

  • Truly

    Contributed on May 12, 2017
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    Looking at the Roman Centurion and recounting what he saw to convince him Jesus truly was the Son of God

    Matthew 27:50-56 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were more

  • The Weight Of The Cross

    Contributed on May 12, 2017
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    Re-examining the great weight of following the Lord

    Matthew 27:32-33 (NIV2011) 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). Matthew 16:24 (NIV2011) 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever more

  • The Wrong End Of The Sword

    Contributed on May 12, 2017
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    Dealing with the hurts of life and responding correctly when we cause hurt in others

    Matthew 26:47-54 (NIV2011) 47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; more

  • Following From A Distance

    Contributed on May 12, 2017
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    Dealing with the culture of accepting the title of "follower of Jesus" yet remaining at a comfortable distance from Him

    Luke 22:39-62 (NLT) 39 Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. 40 There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.” 41 He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are more

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