• Steve Ely

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2008
Steve's church

Passion Church
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.
  • 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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  • 1 Thing

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019

    What if you could only get 1 thing from God in the New Year? What would that 1 thing be?

    One Thing I. Introduction Crowded. Pressed. Overwhelmed. Panicked. Pressured. Distracted. Pursued. Sleepless. Scattered. Scared. Shattered. That sounds like I am talking about Walmart on Christmas Eve doesn't it? However, the truth is I am describing what seems to be the consistent condition more

  • Stolen - Pt. 3 - Peace

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019

    Have you ever experienced theft? Something that is rightfully yours taken? This year, during Christmas, it is time to get those things back!

    Peace I. Introduction Porch Pirates! Thieves that capitalize on packages left unattended on the front porch. This category of thief has led to a booming business in video doorbells which enable us to record this activity. In fact, a startup video doorbell company was recently purchased by Amazon more

  • Stolen - Pt. 2 - Opportunities

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019

    Have you ever experienced theft? Something that is rightfully yours taken? This year, during Christmas, it is time to get those things back!

    Sermon Bumper Opportunities I. Introduction UPS expects to deliver 750 million packages this season, up from 500 million five years ago. The parcel service typically ships more than 19 million packages a day. But between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, that daily volume nearly doubles. What also more

  • Stolen - Pt. 1 - Presence

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019

    Have you ever experienced theft? Something that is rightfully yours taken? This year, during Christmas, it is time to get those things back!

    Presence I. Introduction No one likes a thief at any time of the year but especially at Christmas. You have read or seen accounts of families who have lost everything at Christmas due to a thief breaking into home or car. All hope seems to be lost. It seems Christmas for all of its emphasis on more

  • Simple - Pt. 2 - Audit Your Approach

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2019

    We print it on our currency. But in our life we have to determine how to fill in the blank. I will place my trust in ___________.

    Audit Your Approach I. Introduction It is right there in green and white. It is engraved into the silver, copper, and gold. It is a prominent feature on our currency. It is a statement of trust. It is a statement of reliance and dependence. However, I want to submit to you that most of us have 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