Rob's church

Redmond Rd. Church of Christ
Rome, Georgia 30165
(706) 291-1743

About Rob
  • Education: Two years of college (Western Ky. Univ. and Florida College)
  • Experience: I have been preaching since 1981 in Maryville, Tennessee... Russellville, Alabama... Mt. Vernon, Indiana... Harrodsburg, Kentucky... and presently in Rome, Georgia. I made two preaching trips to China in 1981 and 1982.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you find anything that is not consistent with the Bible please tell me. If you find something that you don’t like hearing, please accept what God has said.
  • Family: Married to Janice (Arnold) Harbison since 1984. Three children, Heather, Lindsay, and Nicky.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The best was: Don’t preach unless you have to. It is followed closely by: If your sermon goes over 35 minutes you better go back and study that thing again.
  • Books that have had an impact: "From Creation to the Day of Eternity" by Homer Hailey. He helped put the whole Bible story into perspective for me, allowing me to build on that foundation through my years of study.
  • Hobbies: Sports, basketball, soccer coach. I enjoy reading and watching action packed movies on video.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Remember the most important questions Jesus ever asked, "For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
  • What I want on my tombstone: Jesus loved him even though he was never worth it.
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Newest Sermons

  • Moral Issues: Suicide

    Contributed on May 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings

    Your life is sacred. It is special. It is a gift of God. Give it a chance.

    INTRO: We don’t deal openly with some social problems. We think they will go away if we ignore them. They don’t go away. Suicide is one such problem. We don’t talk about it often. It is shocking. It leaves us speechless. It leaves us helpless and we don’t have the slightest idea how to deal with more

  • Moral Issues: Sex

    Contributed on May 10, 2001
    based on 194 ratings

    When sex is about intimacy in marriage it is beautiful. When it is about lust and lewdness it is tarnished.

    INTRO: Many people who are unfamiliar with the Bible think that it presents sex as an ugly—although necessary—thing for the purpose of procreation. Many Christians who are unfamiliar with the Bible think the same thing. Both are wrong. And both of those misguided perspectives have caused more

  • Moral Issues: Racism

    Contributed on May 10, 2001
    based on 290 ratings

    God is color blind. Are you?

    INTRO: Prejudice. Discrimination. Segregation. Racism. Our society cries out against such offenses—as well it should! Prejudice judges a man’s character by his outward appearance. Discrimination deprives a person of the right to have. Segregation deprives a person of the right to belong. more

  • Moral Issues: Homosexuality

    Contributed on May 10, 2001
    based on 264 ratings

    When the popular view conflicts with the Bible view, which view should we accept?

    INTRO: Homosexuality is not a new way of living. So why has it come to the forefront of cultural issues in the past generation? Is it true that those who oppose homosexuality are prudes, homophobes, gay-bashers, and self-righteous bigots? I suppose that depends on who you ask. What would you more

  • Moral Issues: Gambling

    Contributed on May 10, 2001
    based on 166 ratings

    When gambling thrives, someone else suffers! Lost in the glitter of the multimillion dollar winner are all the millions of losers.

    INTRO: Horse racing, lottery, church bingo, casino nights, carnival games, raffles for charity—when it comes to gambling, we’ve got it all! And when it comes to determining the morality of gambling, we have more defenses that confuse the issue than we have convictions that clarify it! A simple more