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  • Steve Ely

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2008
Steve's church

Passion Church
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
405-210-7754

About Steve
  • Education: Master of Ministry from Southwestern Christian University
  • Experience: Served as youth pastor for 8 1/2 years. Served as a campus pastor for 2 years. Served as the National Youth Director for the IPHC for 7 years. Planted Passion Church in August of 2007.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I believe in trying to be creative. I strive for solid but catchy titles and content.
  • Family: Wife - Julie Kids - Tal and Devin
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Word and you will always have a place to preach.
  • Books that have had an impact: Where Eagles Soar Simple Church Anything by Max Lucado
  • Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, golf
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Shot a hole in the ceiling of the church.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was great husband and dad. He lived what he preached.
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  • Why Are You Fishing?

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
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    Offended? Disagree? Go on the offensive and cancel the material or the person. It is culture cancel and it has gone wild. However, maybe we should participate!

    Cancel Culture Pt. 3 - Why Are You Fishing? I. Introduction What was once called boycotting has been replaced by the term Cancel culture. It is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those ...read more

  • Only You Can Prevent It!

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
     | 97 views

    Offended? Disagree? Go on the offensive and cancel the material or the person. It is culture cancel and it has gone wild. However, maybe we should participate!

    Cancel Culture Pt. 2 - Only You Can Prevent It! I. Introduction Cancel culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been ...read more

  • Reverse The Curse

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
     | 187 views

    Offended? Disagree? Go on the offensive and cancel the material or the person. It is culture cancel and it has gone wild. However, maybe we should participate!

    Cancel Culture Pt. 1 - Reverse the Curse I. Introduction Cancel culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been ...read more

  • Answer The Bell!

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
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    The bell sounds. You can’t stay huddled in the corner. The fight is on and it is going to be a slugfest!

    Slugfest Pt. 5 - Answer The Bell I. Introduction Fix the fight, find your fight song, remember that you have a cut man. We are a body of left-handed warriors - we don't fit in, we are awkward on purpose by God to win unexpected and unlikely victories that will cause others to rally who ...read more

  • Southpaw Stories!

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
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    The bell sounds. You can’t stay huddled in the corner. The fight is on and it is going to be a slugfest!

    Slugfest Pt. 4 - Southpaw Stories I. Introduction There are few greats that share a trait that other fighters fear! Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Manny Pacquiao would probably be the most commonly known champions. The shared trait is they are southpaws. In other words, they are left-handed. This ...read more

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  • His Son Gave His Life On 911

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
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    Lee Lelpi is a retired firefighter, a New York City firefighter. He gave 26 years to the city. But on September 11th, 2001 he gave much more. He gave his son, Jonathan. His son was a firefighter as well. When the Twin Towers fell, Jonathan was there. Firefighters are a loyal clan. When one ...read more

  • Just As Scared Of You

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2009
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    JUST AS SCARED OF YOU The great musician Louis Armstrong told the story about the old lady who sent him to spring with a bucket to get water. When Armstrong got there, he saw the eyes of an alligator, and in fear he drops the bucket and runs back to the lady. She asks him where her water is, and ...read more

  • A.w. Tozer, Wrote About Humility: "A Humble Man ...

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
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    A.W. Tozer, wrote about humility: “A humble man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time he is in ...read more

  • The Children Worked Long And Hard On Their Own ...

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
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    The children worked long and hard on their own little cardboard shack. It was to be a special spot; a clubhouse where they could meet in solemn assembly or just laugh, play games, and fool around. As they thought long and hard about their rules, they came up with three rather ...read more

  • Same Family, Different Face

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
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    Same Family, Different Face The appropriate attitude is revealed in an Ann Landers Column. “Dear Ann Landers: It happened again today. My two sons and I were in a shopping mall, and a total stranger felt the need to comment on the fact that my boys didn’t look anything alike. Apparently, my ...read more