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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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  • Alone

    Contributed on May 13, 2020
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    Words matter. Words are powerful. The Devil uses words against us and his words are dangerous to live by!

    Pt. 4 - Alone VIDEO BUMPER Introduction We learned the saying as children on a playground and it sounds great . . . "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” The only problem is that the statement isn't true! In fact, haven't you discovered that there have ...read more

  • Later

    Contributed on May 13, 2020
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    Words matter. Words are powerful. The Devil uses words against us and his words are dangerous to live by!

    Pt. 3 - Later Introduction You may think these shelves are full but even if they were completely empty they still couldn't hold the number of books self-published just online in one year. Did you know that in 2018 the total number of print and e- books that were self-published was 1.68 million ...read more

  • If

    Contributed on May 13, 2020
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    Words matter. Words are powerful. The Devil uses words against us and his words are dangerous to live by!

    Pt. 2 - IF Introduction It has been said and sung that talk is cheap. In our day and age it seems that is certainly true. Anyone can publish a book. Anyone can sit behind the anonymity of a keyboard and type out words that thousands can read and even believe. However, just because it is now cheap ...read more

  • Never

    Contributed on May 13, 2020
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    Words matter. Words are powerful. The Devil uses words against us and his words are dangerous to live by!

    Pt. 1 - Never I. Introduction I am literally surrounded by words . . . maybe even millions of words. But I'm not the only one. Did you know that the average person uses 60,000 words daily! That is the equivalent of writing a 60 page book every day! Words are common. Words are everywhere. ...read more

  • A Team Sport

    Contributed on May 13, 2020
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    Holiness is often misunderstood. It has been abused to try to enforce rules. So, what is Holiness? Is it possible? Why is it so difficult? Why does it seem to be such a mess?

    Pt. 2 - A Team Sport I. Introduction Last week we talked about the Hall of Fames that over 200,000 people visit annually to catch a glimpse of a glove or a helmet. Have you ever watched one of the induction ceremonies? Individuals stand on a stage receiving the honor of a lifetime and they spend ...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