Shane's church

Hermitage Church of Christ
Hermitage, Tennessee 37076

About Shane
  • Education: Currently working on Master of Theology.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please feel free to use these as they will assist you, God has blessed me with great resources and I hope that you may find some of my thoughts refreshing to your work for the Lord.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon series that has made the greatest difference in my life is the year theme we are in right now at HCC. We are focusing on John 8:36: "For if the Son sets you free you are free indeed". We are seeing lives transoformed and people growing closer to the Lord as they lay the burdens of their lives down at the foot of the cross and allow God to carry them away.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Story of Florence Chadwick swiming the English Channel but never reaching her goal because fog set in. SHe did not reach her goal because she could not see the goal she was swimming toward.
  • Family: I share my work and my life with my beautiful and supportive wife and two little girls. What a blessing God has given me in them as they are my best friends and supporters. They are truely a physical representation to me of what God is like for each of us!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I believe my parents are proud of the work I am doing, but let me say the blessing to my parents is that they have three children to be tremendously proud of so I am a part of the greater picture in our family!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Not sure she hears many of them (or at least that is what she tells me) as she has to handle our youngest.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t be a preacher at the people, be a preacher for the people. Find out what needs they have in their lives and mold your ministry around them, not what you think they need!
  • Books that have had an impact: Ray Cimballa’s book, "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire"
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family whenever I can, Exercising, Baseball, Golf, Movies
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Reach out to the people you feel Christ would reach out to and share His love and patience with them. Pray for God to open doors for you in your life, but pray more that you will be willing to walk through what ever door the Lord opens!
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  • Showing Partiality

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Favoritism...don’t say you have never done it. Thankfully God is not one to show partiality, but we may, therefore what does James have to say about it.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING ¡§Showing Favoritism¡¨ Part 1 (James 2:1-13) Introduction: „« Favoritism¡Kwe do not struggle with this in the church today do we¡Kyea right! A. Do we actually believe that we are immune from this problem? „« This problem here and in many places might not be more

  • Dealing With God's Word

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    „« As Christians we have a guide to follow which can not be deterred¡KGod has laid out our pattern and it is our responsibility to do as God has told us

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING ¡§Dealing with God¡¦s word¡¨ (James 1:19-27) Introduction: „« As Christians we have a guide to follow which can not be deterred¡KGod has laid out our pattern and it is our responsibility to do as God has told us. „« As we consider how we as Christians are to more

  • The Christian & Temptation

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    We all struggle with temptations in differing forms. Let’s spend a few moments allowing James to share with us his appraoch to being overcomers.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “The Christian and Temptation” (James 1:13-18) Introduction:  Recall story of Daniel and the Lion’s den…  One of the greatest challenges of living the Christian life is trying to overcome temptations  We have it tough – (it is not easy more

  • Trials Of Poverty & Riches

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Humility is one of the great keys of an effective Christian life. James points out some important aspects of living the humble Christian life.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Trials of Poverty & Riches” (James 1:9-11) Introduction:  Keeping in our context we see that wisdom to understand our trials can be a very useful thing…it can also be useful as we consider our attitude in the world  No one likes a stuck up more

  • Seeking Wisdom

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Where do we turn when we want to know something. God encourages us from His word how we might find great wisdom within Him word.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Seeking Wisdom” (James 1:5-8) Introduction:  WISDOM – one of the greatest possessions one can ascertain in the world…with it one can achieve great things  As we seek direction in our lives we know that with the proper wisdom in certain more

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