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  • Phil Morgan

    Contributing sermons since Nov 19, 2001
Phil's church

First Assembly of God, Brookfield, CT
Brookfield Connecticut , 06810
203-775-5191

About Phil
  • Education: I trained at Commonwealth Bible College in Sydney, Australia. I have a BTh from CBC, and also a Dip.Min from the Australian College of Theology. And most importantly, 47 years in the school of hard knocks.
  • Experience: First Assembly is my fourth pastorate in 24 years of ministry.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use anything you can ... spit out the bones.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: A sermon I heard preached in 1989 at the Australian Assemblies of God National Conference by guest speaker Pastor Mark Rutland. It was entitled "Jesus and the Blood Covenant". He expounded the theme of grace until there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
  • Family: I am married to Alli, and we have 4 great kids - Ben(jamin), Sam(uel), Beth(wyn) and Ewan.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She loves it when I just preach as myself. She has zero tolerance when I’m trying to sound like someone else - and she ALWAYS knows when I’m doing that.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: (1) "The great sermon is the enemy of the good sermon" (Warren Wiersbe on Preaching Today), (2) "I have a conviction that no sermon is ready for preaching, not ready for writing out, until we can express it’s theme in a short pregnant sentence as clear as crystal. I find the getting of that sentence is the hardest, the most exacting, and the most fruitful labour in my study." (J.H.Jowett, quoted by Haddon Robinson in ’Expository Preaching’), (3) "There’s always next week" (Me).
  • Books that have had an impact: "The Pursuit of Holiness" Jerry Bridges "Among God’s Giants" J.I.Packer "Spiritual Leadership" Oswald Sanders ... and a lot of stuff by C.H.Spurgeon, D.Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and numerous others.
  • Hobbies: Golf, reading and writing.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Don’t let a day go by without thinking about eternity.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Stand back ... resurrection coming!
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  • The Cost Of Following Jesus

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 938 ratings
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    Jesus confronts three men with the high cost of following Him.

    READ: Luke 9:57-62. Luke records for us in this passage an account of THREE (3) MEN whom Jesus met as He travelled along with His disciples. Two of these men declared that they wished to follow Jesus; to become His disciples. The other was one whom Jesus SUMMONED to follow Him. What ...read more

  • Which Voices Are You Listening To?

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 15,475 views

    The wise person will seek only Godly counsel, even though it is not flattering, and can be hard to hear.

    READ: 2 Chronicles 18:1-27 (Text verses 6-7). [TELL STORY OF AHAB / JEHOSHAPHAT / MICAIAH] Tonight I’d like to start with THREE (3) PROPOSITIONS: Firstly: 1. MANY PEOPLE SEEK ONLY COUNSELLORS WHOSE WORDS ARE APPEALING. Ahab had a host of such "prophets" around him - he had lulled ...read more

  • The King Is Dead

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 601 ratings
     | 90,002 views

    The four-fold vision the Prophet Isaiah had "in the year that King Uzziah died".

    READ: Isaiah 6:1-13 Not too long ago I watched part of a documentary on ABC Television which traced the history of the Royal Family - the House of Windsor. In that program they recounted the passing away of King George VI. In 1952 the sad word went forth from London . . . “THE ...read more

  • God's Weapon In The Hands Of God's Man

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 353 ratings
     | 45,628 views

    A sermon on the story of Eleazar, the son of Dodo.

    READ: 2 Samuel 23:91-0. What an inspiring story we find tucked away here in these couple of verses in 2 Samuel 23. The story of ELEAZAR; one of King David’s “mighty men”. A number of names of those soldiers who distinguished themselves in combat for David are recorded for us her in 2 Samuel. ...read more

  • The Kind Of People God Invests In

    Contributed on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 312 ratings
     | 35,071 views

    God uses ordinary people.

    READ: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 What kind of people does God invest in? Paul’s words here in this passage might well come as a bit of a shock. They’re shocking because they run COUNTER-CULTURALLY against most of the ideas that we’ve all been raised with. Our society values those who have the ...read more

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