• Steve Ely

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2008
Steve's church

Passion Church (Founding Pastor)
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

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. Now serves as the Director of Clergy Development for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.
  • 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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  • Influencer

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2024

    We are not neutral. We are either influencing the people around toward Jesus or away from Jesus.

    Influencers I. Introduction An influencer is a new breed of individuals who wield significant sway over consumer behavior and industry trends. An influencer is more than just a social media personality; they are individuals who possess the unique ability to shape the opinions, preferences, and more

  • Freedom - Location, Location, Location

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2024

    If we have accepted the source of freedom, but don't pay attention to the location of freedom we can find ourselves saved but bound!

    Freedom?Location, Location, Location I. Introduction The statement was coined in 1944 by Harold Samuel. When asked what was the most important factor when trying to buy or sell real estate. He said it was “Location, location, location.” Location determines the value of the property. Since that more

  • Beyond Blessed - No Help

    Contributed on Apr 11, 2024

    Jesus makes it possible for us to live beyond blessed. His interaction with the lame man in the pool teaches us how to get to that level of living!

    Beyond Blessed No Help I. Introduction It was a day that rattled the entertainment industry and many fans. On October 28, 2023, Matthew Perry, who was best known for his role in Friends as the character Chandler, was found unresponsive in his hot tub and was pronounced dead at 4:17pm at the age of more

  • Encounters - The Proof Of His Presence

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    We say we want to encounter God but what does that look like? Do we see Him? Do we discern Him? Are we aware of His presence?

    Encounters? The Proof of His Presence I. Introduction I like guarantees! I want financial plans that guarantee returns. I want an exercise program that will guarantee weight loss. I want a doctor that can guarantee healing. In life guarantees are preferred but often hard to find. There are so many more

  • The King's Son

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    We celebrate the resurrection of The King’s Son!

    The King's Son Easter or Resurrection Sunday. That is what we are here to celebrate today. However, I think it is essential that before we talk about what took place on this Sunday we need to back up to the Tuesday before and listen to an exchange that Jesus has in Temple. He walks into the more

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  • His Son Gave His Life On 911

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010

    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 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 more

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

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008

    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 more

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

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008

    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 more

  • Same Family, Different Face

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
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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 more