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Lynn Haven Church of Christ
Lynn Haven Florida , 32444
(850) 290-3150

About Philip
  • Education: B.A. in Bible & Religion, Preaching from Harding University
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use for inspiration or a last-minute helper. I didn’t invent them myself, so I share them. Feel free to use them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "The Long Wait" by Mike Cope at the 2000 Pepperdine Lectures
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The Prodigal Son -type story relayed by G.W. Ravensberry
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Application Application Application! It’s all about application.
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  • Why Thanksgiving?

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
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    A simple explanation for why we as American Christians celebrate Thanksgiving

    Why Thanksgiving? A. In 1621, at Plymouth Plantation – near Plymouth Rock – a group of Pilgrims gathered together in what was then called “The New World” to celebrate Thanksgiving. 1. These Pilgrims were just completing their first year in America. 2. 102 of these salty people had boarded ...read more

  • Christ: No More, No Less

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,045 views

    To educate the church on how people think, why they think that way, and how to disarm their philosophies with the logic of Christ.

    Christ: No More, No Less Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 01/27/08 FOCUS: • Postmodernism • Christ FUNCTION: • To educate the church on how people think, why they think that way, and how to disarm their philosophies with the logic of Christ. A. Pleasantries B. We are living in an ...read more

  • Is Jesus Making A Difference In Your Life?

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,267 views

    Letting Christians look in the mirror to examine their faithfulness & educating Christians what it takes to be more faithful

    Is Jesus Making a Difference in Your Life? Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 01/20/08 FOCUS: • Spiritual Authenticity • Spiritual Litmus Test FUNCTION: • Letting Christians look in the mirror to examine their faithfulness • Educating Christians what it takes to be more faithful Credit to Jeffery ...read more

  • 10 Ways To Tell You're Slipping

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,447 views

    Encouraging Christians to face their weaknesses, to wake-up from spiritual coma’s, and to pursue spiritual revival.

    10 Ways to Tell You’re Slipping Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 01/13/08 FOCUS: • Spiritual Depression • Slipping Away From God FUNCTION: • Encouraging Christians to face their weaknesses & pursue spiritual revival. A. Pleasantries B. Slumps. They happen all the time, don’t ...read more

  • What The Gospel Means

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2008
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    A simple sermon on the nature of the gospel. Plucked the 3 main points of this sermon right out of a sentence in Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Church."

    The Gospel Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 01/06/08 FOCUS: • The Core Gospel FUNCTION: • The Main Thing: Helping the church realize that the main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing. A. Pleasantries B. How’s the weather? ... It sure is starting to feel political out there, ...read more

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  • B. Illustration: I Remember Growing Up Going To ...

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2007
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    B. ILLUSTRATION: I remember growing up going to church… going BOTH Sunday morning & Sunday night. 1. Always wondered, “Why do we have to go Sunday night? I punched my ticket Sunday morning!” a. How little I understood back then… b. It’s not about punching a ticket; it’s about giving your ...read more

  • C. Illustration: When I Think Of This, I Think ...

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2007
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    c. ILLUSTRATION: When I think of this, I think about our desires to do great things. 1) We could go to a concert where a world-renowned musician plays a tune on a piano for 30 minutes straight. 2) It’s beautiful. It’s heavenly. It’s euphoric. 3) And what do we all say after an experience like ...read more

  • The Quarter Of Remembrance By Mike Cope ...

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2007
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    The Quarter of Remembrance by Mike Cope (reprinted) http://preachermike.com/2007/12/21/two-bits-of-memory I actually got to meet Dr. Channing Barrett, though I don’t remember the meeting because I was too young. But that doesn’t change my picture of him as a young man walking a marathon of ...read more

  • One Day, After A Near Eternity In The Garden Of ...

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2007
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    One day, after a near eternity in the Garden of Eden, Adam calls out, "Lord, I have a problem." "What’s the problem, Adam?", The Lord replies. "Lord, I know you created me and have provided for me and surrounded me with this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, but I’m just ...read more