• Robert Fox

    Contributing sermons since Dec 6, 2005
Robert's church

Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

About Robert
  • Education: K-12 all over the world (Army Brat). College at Duke University. "Blue Devils" may seem an odd mascot for a university that includes a Methodist divinity school, but Wake Forest, the Baptist divinity school down the road has the "Demon Deacons." Go figure (and "Go Duke!")
  • Experience: My degree and all of my professional career has been in computer software development - specifically in the field of information management. My tent-making job, you could say, is collecting and organizing information so that it can be put together in meaningful ways to give insight. I use these same skills more directly for God’s purposes serving within our church. May God bless the insignificant loaves and fishes we bring to feed the hungry masses!
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: These are all taken from powerpoint presentations geared toward a senior high student group. They can be silly or sensational at times. I try to tell meaningful stories first, then back it up with the Bible rather than the other way around. That’s the way Christ, taught, after all. The Sunday morning slot I teach is where we address our purpose of discipling our students, so the lessons are geared toward taking beleivers deeper. Wednesday nights are primarily where we fulfill our evangelical purpose.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I grew up knowing all the Bible stories, but didn’t really "get it" until a youth-camp speaker walked us through all the stories in the Bible and tied them together into one story of sin and redemption. I think that’s where my passion for "big picture" context came from. Taking things we know and understand, and putting them together in ways that reveals a larger truth. It colors most every lesson I put together.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Dr. Felix Ruh finding cure for black plague in the blood of a horse who overcame the desease. The horse was killed so that his blood could be harvested for vaccine. We are saved by the blood of the overcomer. See full story at:
  • Family: My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary last year. We have two teenage daughters - who are pretty gracious about being "taught" by their father - most of the time.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: The "Jewish Carpenter - Building a Legacy" is about my father. He saw a hardcopy of the presentation and hasn’t been able to speak to me about it yet. I’ve told him that I love him, but never before explained in such detail why I admire him so much. I think that show of public respect is the best gift I have ever given him. Mom is just happy that serving Christ is such an important part of our lives.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife has the spiritual gift of Prophecy. Not in the sense of foretelling the future (though she seems pretty accurate there, too), but in intuitively seeing what is right and wrong and feeling motivated to speak out against what is wrong. People with this gift can seem to be harsh and judgemental, but she also has the gift of Mercy. She is my most demanding critic, but is also my biggest encourager and supporter.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Rick Warren CRAFT series! If you haven’t seen it, run out and get the DVD today. Pay any price necessary - it’s worth it!
  • Books that have had an impact: Twelve Ordinary Men - John McArthur. Experiencing God - Henry Blackaby. Love and Respect - Emmerson Eggerichs. Sit, Walk, Stand - Watchman Nee.
  • Hobbies: I grew up overseas without American TV, and never got in the habit of watching it - so I waste all my time reading, playing with the dogs (2 black lab mixes), woodcarving, classical guitar, and cooking. I’m not much involved in American sports, though I was on the fencing team back in college (20 years and 50 pounds ago).
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Becoming a Christian is more than believing Christ was God-made-flesh, born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died for our sins and rose again. Even Satan beleives that. Becoming a Christian means turning from your self-centered life, and dedicating yourself to serve Christ, no matter the cost. The "whosoever beleives in him" part of John 3:16 uses a word that means "trusts." Not just beleiving a chair will hold your weight, but trusting it enought to commit your weight to it.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was giving a talk on boundaries using an invisible fence and the radio dog collars. See "Jesus and the Shock Collar". My daughter brought my dog up front where he performed all his tricks for bits of cheese as we told a story illustrating that he knew his "boundaries." Unfortunately, the illustration broke down later when he kept getting loose, dashing back up front, and nabbing additional peices of cheese. Definitely stole the show!
  • What I want on my tombstone: I am bound for the promised land
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  • True Beauty

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    What is true beauty? Who has it? How do you get it? Everyone was designed by God to be extraordinarily beautiful. Student ministry powerpoint format.

    This material was originally presented to a high school audience in PowerPoint format. If you have questions or would like a copy of the original PowerPoint files, drop me an email at [Relationships – Beauty] Slide Graphic – drawing of beautiful woman – Leonardo Da more

  • Becoming A Champion

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    What does it take to be a champion on God’s team? Compares crown of Rightwousness to championship ring. Student Ministry PowerPoint format

    [Becoming a Champion] I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14) This Material was originally presented to a high school audience in PowerPoint format. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the original more

  • Suit Up!

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    It’s not enough to join the team and take your position, you need to put on the equipment and learn to use it so you don’t get taken out of the game on the first play. Student Ministry PowerPoint format.

    [Suit Up] Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:17) This material was originally presented to a High School audience in PowerPoint format. If you have any more

  • Play Your Position

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Compares our unique role in the body of Christ’s church to playing your assigned postion on a football team. Student Ministry Powerpoint presentation.

    [Play Your Position] A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together … If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of more

  • Don't Stand On The Sidelines

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Compares being a Christ Follower to being a member of a football team, focus on choosing to follow God, and "holy ground". Student Ministry PowerPoint format.

    [Don’t stand on the Sidelines] If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship God, then choose a god you’d rather serve - and do it today … As for me and my family, we’ll worship God. (Joshua 24:15 MSG) This material was originally presented in PowerPoint format to a student ministry audience. more

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    Contributed on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    (this is a pretty cool illustration. The materials cost less than $3, and, though it was originally intended more for a junior high audience, it actually is pretty fascinating for all ages, including senior high and adults. Everyone likes to blow things up!) Let me give you a visual. Another more

  • From Dennis Rainey): Set Out A ...

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2006

    Illustration (from Dennis Rainey): Set out a “minefield of traps. I happen to have some animal traps – huge deadly-looking metal devices I inherited from my grandfather. Set them out all over the floor. Label them with things like “greed”, “lust”, “power”, “popularity”, and “Alcohol”. more

  • The Gifts Of Service Are Sometimes Considered ...

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    The gifts of service are sometimes considered "second-rate." compared with gifts like "evangelism." Without faithful Christians exercising their gift of service, the gifts of evangelism are powerless. It is quite true that people don’t “care how much you know until they know how much you more

  • In England, Most Radio And Television Stations ...

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    In England, most radio and television stations are run by the government-operated British Broadcasting Service (the BBC). There are some independent stations today, but 40 years ago, the BBC ruled the airwaves alone in England. In 1965, a free-spirit named Roy Bates, decided to set up his own, more