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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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  • Real People . . . Real Stories - Pt. 4 - Heroes

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2018
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    The clock is ticking! Limited time! Limited days! What would you do if you knew that your time was about to be up?Description: It is personal. Sometimes it is guarded and sometimes it is shared. Everyone has one. Real people have real stories! Are you telling yours?

    Heroes I. Introduction William Wallace, John Wayne, The Nature Boy Rick Flair, Wonder Woman, Harriet Tubman, Superman, the soldiers we remember on this Memorial Day who ran towards danger instead of away. All bigger than life heroes that grace our screens or history books. The writer of Hebrews ...read more

  • Real People . . . Real Stories - Pt. 3 - Own It!

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2018
     | 339 views

    The clock is ticking! Limited time! Limited days! What would you do if you knew that your time was about to be up?Description: It is personal. Sometimes it is guarded and sometimes it is shared. Everyone has one. Real people have real stories! Are you telling yours?

    Own It! I. Introduction When you know the rest of the story it often makes you miss the importance of the beginning of the story. Knowing the end causes you to take for granted the steps it took to get there. Today’s real story is one of those stories. You most likely know the end but you may have ...read more

  • Real People . . . Real Stories - Pt. 2 - Scripted

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2018
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    The clock is ticking! Limited time! Limited days! What would you do if you knew that your time was about to be up?Description: It is personal. Sometimes it is guarded and sometimes it is shared. Everyone has one. Real people have real stories! Are you telling yours?

    Scripted I. Introduction We are moved by stories. Culture is shaped by stories. We tend to like stories that are filled with tragedy and triumph, failures and victories and plot lines that keep us guessing. At least until our story is filled with those things. Then we want to skip the tragedy, ...read more

  • Neighborhater - Pt. 2 - Labels

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2018
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    Neighbors. There are good ones and then those we wished would move. Have we become Neighborhaters? Can’t we get along?

    Labels I. Introduction The colorful sweaters hand knitted by a mom for a colorblind son. The shoe change although thought to be a cute touch was really done because the tennis shoes were much more quite than the dress shoes on the set. The trolley. The life lessons. All the songs he sung, ...read more

  • Neighborhater - Pt. 1 - There Goes The Neighborhood

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2018
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    Neighbors. There are good ones and then those we wished would move. Have we become Neighborhaters? Can’t we get along?

    There Goes The Neighborhood I. Introduction It is one of those fond and nostalgic memories. The sweaters. The shoe change. The trolley. The life lessons. Mr. Rogers’ mild manner often disguised the fact that he was dropping truth bombs on children. In fact, unknown to many until recently as a new ...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
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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