• Randy Bennett

    Contributing sermons since Aug 17, 2004
Randy's church

Gun Lake Community Church
Wayland, Michigan 49348

About Randy
  • Education: Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount St. Clare College (now Franciscan University) in 1996. Also attended Grand Valley State University from 1991-1993.
  • Experience: Youth Director at Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in Montague, Michigan from 1997-2002. Junior/Senior High Pastor at Gun Lake Community Church in Wayland, Michigan from 2002-present.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Most of my sermons are somewhere half-way between and outline and a full text. I can’t write a full text of what I am going to say - I feel that I need to leave room for the Holy Spirit to work during the message.
  • Family: Randy married Becky in August of 1999 and they have a daughter, Leah, who was born in September of 2001 and two big dogs.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother would never miss one of my sermons, if she could help it. There have been times that I didn’t tell her that I would be preaching and somehow she finds out and shows up to hear the sermon!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: hmmm.. I wish I knew the answer to this one...
  • Books that have had an impact: The Emerging Church Roaring Lambs, Bob Briner Wild at Heart, John Eldredge Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Doug Fields
  • Hobbies: Computers - have a business called Bennett’s Bytes (in my spare time). Basketball Woodworking
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Newest Sermons

  • Growing Better Together

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    This was part of our 40 Days of Community series (in conjunction with Saddleback Church). Sermon was delivered to our "unplugged" worship which includes primarily students and parents.

    Just like the people in our game had some serious growth issues - so do we! We know from learning about being purpose driven and living life with a purpose that God calls us to GROW. The problem is that we don’t always know HOW to grow and we don’t do a very good job of it on our own. Today, were more

  • Impacting People For The Future

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    God has called us to be salt and light - we have an awesome opportunity and responsibility to impact those around us for the future!

    Gun Lake Community Church Worship August 22, 2004 Facing Your Future: Impacting Others for It Scripture: Mt 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. more

  • Sex: The Emotional Consequences

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 59 ratings

    Sometimes you can break all of the rules and have no physical consequences, but you will most likely never escape the emotional consequences of inappropriate relationships.

    SEX: The Emotional Consequences Intro: We talk a lot about the physical aspects of sex. You guys go through sex ed in school, and we talk about it here at church. We talk about sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, abortion, and other physical aspects of sex. What we don’t talk about a more

  • What Is Your Name? Week 2

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    What does it mean to live our lives UNVEILED, reflecting God’s glory?

    Big Idea: What does it mean to live our lives UNVEILED, reflecting God’s glory? Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 Point 1: If you are IN CHRIST, you are a NEW CREATION! 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” For those of you more

  • What Is Your Name? Week 1

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    Satan, the father of lies, has convinced us that we are worthless sinners. What does God say about us - and how hard is it for us to accept it?

    What is Your Name? Big Idea: Satan has deceived us into believing that we are simple humans, just “sinners, saved by grace.” God calls us His children and Jesus tells us that we are made new in Him. Which voice are we listening to? Scripture: John 10:10 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 6:1-14 1 more

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  • Becky And I Bought A House In 2000. We Got It ...

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2004

    Becky and I bought a house in 2000. We got it for a really good price – because it was in need of a lot of work! We put a lot of time and energy into that house. We remodeled the kitchen, the baby’s room, the dining room, the bathroom, we put in a furnace, we tore out two old chimneys, we put on a more

  • Many Of You I'm Sure Remember Charles Barkley, ...

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    Many of you I’m sure remember Charles Barkley, the NBA Basketball star who didn’t want people watching him too closely. People were disappointed with his actions and attitude on and off the court and challenged him to be a better role model. His response was basically, “Hey, I’m a basketball more

  • In "The Matrix," Keanu Reeves Plays A Character ...

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 2 ratings

    In “The Matrix,” Keanu Reeves plays a character named Thomas Anderson. He is also a computer hacker that goes by the name “Neo.” He is introduced to the Matrix and Morpheus tries to convince Neo that he is “the one.” Neo spends the entire movie denying that he is the one, a denial that is fueled by more