• Sam Greene

    Contributing sermons since Nov 30, 2004
Sam's church

Palm Bay Baptist Church
Palm Bay, Florida 32909

About Sam
  • Education: University of Cincinnati Tennessee Temple University Baptist University of America
  • Experience: Ordained: Liberty Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL - Nov. 1992 Liberty Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL - Asst. Pastor 2 years Liberty Baptist Church, Camden, OH - Pastor 1 year Souls Harbor Church, Marrietta, OH - Pastor 2 years Victory Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL - Senior Pastor 1 year Palm Bay Baptist Church, Palm Bay, FL - Senior Pastor 7 years
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Pastor Greene acknowledges he has few completely unique thoughts. His preaching is a result of being an avid student of the Word, reader of many authors and listener to some great preaching. Much of who he is today is in large part due to great mentoring of a number of men of God. Some of these men are well known, others abide in relative obscurity and are thus unknown to the masses. Pastor Greene is grateful to all who have taken of their valuable time to invest in his life.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Enough is Enough! Perhaps the most visibly convicting sermon he ever preached addressing murmuring/complaining. This sermon stirred the church in a profound way. Collision Course: A sermon that chronicles America’s continued persistence to despise God/His Word and America’s imminent appointment with divine judgment. Many in the congregation feel this sermon should be heard all across the country.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Illustrating the human reluctance toward discipline, I recall my two year old son, Philip, on one such occasion. Having been unusually uncooperative and disobedient on a shopping venture with the family, I finally had enough and announced to him in the van on the trip home that he would, in fact, receive a spanking when we got home. A full five minutes later Philip could be heard mumbling to no one in particular, "I think I’ll just stay in the van."
  • Family: Pastor Greene is married to his lovely wife, Lisa, and together they have been blessed with four children: two boys and two girls. The eldest is Jennifer who is a senior attending Pensacola Christian College. Steven is next and is a sophomore at Trinity Baptist College. Philip and Aimee round out the foursome and attend Palm Bay Baptist Academy, a ministry of Palm Bay Baptist Church.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Pastor Greene’s parents have indicated any numerous occasions that his sermons "hit the mark" and that he is consistently growing in his ability to preach the uncompromising Word of God.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Does any man really know what a woman thinks? (Please no letters... just a little humor there) Lisa’s comments are generally favorable and always helpful. Her support of his ministry through the years speaks for itself.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep it simple - Make it relevant
  • Books that have had an impact: Deitrich Bonhoefer’s - Cost of Discipleship - Sinful Silence Troy Newman’s - Their Blood Cries Out R.L. Hymers’ - Preaching to a Dying Nation Also two videos worth viewing from American Portrait Films: The Hard Truth and The Silent Scream
  • Hobbies: Cheering for the Palm Bay Panthers Sports Teams Reading Gardening Woodworking
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ is more than intellectual assent to the facts surrounding Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. It involves a heart’s trust that results in a changed life. Many people filling the pews know the facts, but have denied the power thereof. I fear too many of us preachers have cultivated not a regenerate church, but an impotent, largely unregenerate "church" with a sugar-coated gospel which is not being the salt and light that Jesus asserted we are.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: In the middle of a sermon the fire alarm sounded, everyone exited in an orderly fashion and upon receiving the "all clear" to Pastor Greene’s surprise everyone returned to hear the rest of the message!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Ran Hard ~ Finished Well
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  • In Liberty We Trust

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    This sermon addresses America’s love affair with our new ’god’ appropriately named Liberty.

    There once was a time when men became intoxicated by drink. In drunken stuper inhibitions fail, anger often rages and all sense of consciousness takes leave. In the process of time other agents became our intoxicants. Things like drug abuse, power, and wealth also lured Americans into love more

  • Emmanuel: God With Us

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    This sermon explores the significance of Jesus’ title: Emmanuel.

    What is so significant about Emmanuel: God With Us? •Notice the word ’with’ (Gr. prep. met-ah’)- a preposition properly denoting accompaniment; in the same way the instrmentalists accompany our singing. •Often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, more

  • Experiencing The Spirit's Filling

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    This sermon seeks to dispel misunderstandings surrounding the filling of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.

    The filling of the Spirit is not to be confused with the indwelling of the Spirit. These are two distinct and different aspects of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The filling of the Spirit always has to do with His control in our lives. While the indwelling is a once for all act in which He more

  • Playing To Win

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    The compelling nature of the Law of Love motivates the believer to seek the higher good.

    Introduction: Our text reveals the compelling nature of the Law of Love and its relation to the believer. We’ll discover it has something it keeps, something it seeks, and somethings it reaps. Being impacted by the love of Christ will not leave you as before. It’s life changing work begins deep more

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