• Stephen Colaw

    Contributing sermons since Jul 3, 2003
Stephen's church

St Peters Wesleyan Church
St Peters, Missouri 63376

About Stephen
  • Education: B.S. In Religion and Social Science
  • Experience: 18 years in the pastoral ministry
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Three little words..."Work in progress."
  • Family: Great family. I have a beautiful wife and 5 great kids.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Mom and Dad both say that they really like my preaching. But I can never hold a candle to my father who is an incredible preacher.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says she's glad she married a good preacher because no matter where she goes she'll always have the same pastor/preacher. Which works out nicely since where I go I'll always have the same cook.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Get up, say what God has given you to say and sit down.
  • Books that have had an impact: Seizing Your Divine Moment -- Erwin McManus The Emerging Church -- Dan Kimball Plain Account of Christian Perfection -- John Wesley Confessions of a Reformission Rev. -- Mark Driscoll Radical Reformission -- Mark Driscoll The Externally Focused Church -- Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson Crazy Love -- Francis Chan Pursuit of God -- A.W. Tozer Communicating For a Change -- Andy Stanley
  • Hobbies: Baseball, Music, Reading, My Children
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Get outside of the church. Make an noticeable impact on your community in the name of Christ. People need to hear and see the love of Christ and they won't as long as we don't go.
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  • Un:fulfilled/Fulfilled

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2008

    Part 4 of Christmas UN:Wrapped When I lay down my life and take up my cross…then, my life is fulfilled!

    ME Good News/Bad News… Begin with Good News/Bad News joke about the two old men who loved baseball… “you’re pitching on Tuesday.” Often Good news comes with the bad… Especially if you’re a pastor… Good News/Bad News pastor jokes Good News: You baptized seven people today in the more

  • Un:familiar

    Contributed on Dec 11, 2008

    Part 3 of "Christmas UN:wrapped" Even in the midst of unfamiliar and confusing circumstances, God is at work

    THE POINT: Even in the most confusing and unfamiliar ways…GOD is at work! ME Part of what makes the Christmas season so meaningful for many of us is the familiarity. We like things to be the same way every year… We are FAMILIAR with the story. We are FAMILIAR with the decorations. more

  • Un:scripted

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2008

    Part 2 of "Christmas UN:Wrapped" When you’re in a tough situation, worship will bring a peace that worry never will.

    THE POINT: When I’m in a tough situation, worship will bring a peace that worry never will. ME I’m going to admit something… something that many people would not be brave enough to admit… I like reality TV! • I know that most of it isn’t real. • I know that the idea of reality TV is more

  • Un:expected

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Part 1 of "Christmas UN:wrapped" When God calls us to the unexpected we can respond with fear and doubt or we can trust and obey.

    THE POINT: When God calls us to the unexpected we can respond with fear and doubt or we can trust and obey. ME I don’t know about you, but I LOVE CHRISTMAS… I love the Christmas season, I love the sights, the sounds, the smells associated with Christmas… I hate winter and I hate more

  • Blessed Be Your Name: When I'm Found In The Desert Place

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Part 2 of 2: When God gives and when He takes away, our only right response is praise.

    THE POINT: When God gives and when God takes away, our only right response is praise! ME Last week we took some time and we practiced praise. Let me hear you again today… Give me a sample of what praise sounds like! Now, as we saw last week. Praise is more than just making noise, more

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  • Sunrise Was Dawning When Los Angeles Motorcycle ...

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    Sunrise was dawning when Los Angeles motorcycle police officer Bob Vernon saw a red pickup truck speed through a stop sign. "This guy must be late to work," he thought to himself. He turned on his emergency lights and radioed that he was in pursuit. The pickup pulled over, and the officer more