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  • Robert Sickler

    Contributing sermons since Dec 12, 2009
Robert's church

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Newburg Missouri , 65550
573-762-3239

About Robert
  • Education: Ph.D.
  • Experience: Methodist Lay Minister Southern Baptist Deacon Christian Church Deacon Ordained Minister in the Christian Church
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I believe that a Christian should speak where the bible speaks and be silent where the bible is silent. I believe that we cannot compromise Christian essentials, but in nonessentials we must respect the opinions of other. We need a Jesus-centric open discourse with all mankind: one that does not burden others with our traditions of observance and abstention. In everything, we need to treat each other with the love of Jesus.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A poor widow was praying for a loaf of bread when two young scoundrels overheard her through her living room window. They ran to the bakery and bought a loaf of bread and threw it threw her window. The widow began to thank God and praise Him for the bread. The boys began to taunt her with: "we did it not God." The widow replied: "God provided me with this bread even if the Devil’s little helpers delivered it."
  • Family: Wife, Son & Three Grand Children
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother liked them. My father did not go to church.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My spouse is my sea anchor. She likes my sermons and very often proofs them with a special eye to my remaining humble, gentle and loving ... not natural traits for me. I used to want to preach like Paul ... now, thanks to my wife, I want to love like Jesus.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The three keys to a sermon are: pray, pray, pray
  • Books that have had an impact: Knowing God
  • Hobbies: Fishing Writing Tinkering and fixing things
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: There is but one God: the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There is but one way to God and that is through His Son Jesus the Christ.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching in a Pentecostal church and this elderly lady came in. I was a bit concerned as I watched her struggle to a pew. I was just getting good and warmed up when she jumped up and began running around the isles on the outside of the pews. She would make one round: thump, thump, thump; and then stop to catch her breath. In a few moments she would take off again. I was afraid she would have a heart attack so I stopped preaching; someone shouted: don’t stop, she is just in the spirit
  • What I want on my tombstone: I am not here!
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  • Fellowship For Discipleship

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2017
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    Church is not about entertainment, nor about being made to feel good, nor about promises that God will give you health, wealth and happiness ... it is about becoming a mature disciple for Christ.

    FELLOWSHIP FOR DISCIPLESHIP ILLUSTRATION If you go on line and look up the basic needs for camping you will be amazed at what some folks think is essential for camping. They talk about bringing tables, and chairs, and portable camp fires, and solar cells for recharging batteries, and fans, and ...read more

  • Christian Service

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2017
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    Sometimes our zeal for evangelism and for secular service is so great that we neglect the need for service within the Christian family.

    Christian Service Illustration A young child was sitting in class listening to the teacher explain a government generated lesson on what service means. The teacher carefully explained that, from a public standpoint, service is an important and useful action, which is performed to meet a specific ...read more

  • Dealing With Sin

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2017
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     | 1,542 views

    Whether ignorant or evil, they are working for Satan who spread the lie that all ours sins, past-present-future, have already been forgiven; thus, we do not have to worry about sinning.

    Dealing With Sin Illustration It is remarkable what people will do in response to hearing what they want to hear, or in response to getting their own way. For example: there is a TV show called ‘Big Bang Theory’ and in this show there is a wimpy nerd, named Leonard, who will say and do ...read more

  • Lamb’s Book Of Life

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2016
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    When we take into consideration what will transpire in the judgement it certainly is not unreasonable to believe God has recorded, in heaven, the names of those who have been born again and He has also recorded what they have done as disciples.

    THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE ILLUSTRATION Many years ago there was a very small country church that just had a sanctuary and one small class room. For heat there was a coal stove in the basement, and there was an outhouse located along a hedgerow at the edge of the churches property. Physical ...read more

  • Countering Drip-By-Drip Change...

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2016
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    Sometime change in our, and our churches, Christian perspective is so slow that we fail to recognize what is happening. It is like the drip-by-drip change, which Nazi ideology brought to Germany.

    Countering Drip-by-Drip Change... Illustration We need to take the time to question how the German people could have allowed Nazi fanatics to turn their country into a Satanic tool that killed Jews by the millions? While it is true that early on some Germans openly adopted pagan and irreligious ...read more

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  • Two Women Praying

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2012
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    TWO WOMEN PRAYING There were two widow women, each with only a single son. The two young men both got involved in drugs and they both ended up in prison. The women were devout Christians and both had been in constant prayer for many years. When their two boys were sent to prison the one woman ...read more

  • Spiritual Warfare On Facebook

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2012
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    SPIRITUAL WARFARE ON FACEBOOK Facebook can be an excellent way for family members, especially extended family members, to maintain a daily communication link. People with a warm sharing personality can find a great deal of support and comfort in having a family member, or a friend, who has a ...read more

  • Fruit Requires Effort And Dedication

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2012
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    FRUIT REQUIRES EFFORT AND DEDICATION The young boy stood looking up at the naked ice-covered limbs of his favorite cherry tree. It was 4:30 in the morning and the full moon produced a silvery sheen in the ice, which almost seemed to originate within the branches themselves. The young man let ...read more

  • A Share In The Treasure

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2011
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    A SHARE IN THE TREASURE A great European king was so enraged at the report of Muslim victories that he immediately joined the crusade to drive Islam out of Palestine. This great king took his army and spent many years fighting in a crusade to free Palestine from Islamic domination. When he ...read more

  • We Need To Know Why!

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2011
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    WE NEED TO KNOW WHY! As the new plant manager walked through the factory he noticed, in the distance, a worker hit the machine he was at with a large hammer. The manager stopped and watched the worker. It was remarkable, every three minutes the worker would pick up a large ballpeen hammer and ...read more