Steve's church

West Lisbon Church
Newark, Illinois 60541

About Steve
  • Education: B.A. Wheaton College, M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Experience: Youth ministry, church planting, 3 years senior pastor
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "Our Mission: Becoming Watchmen"-message "Islam, Israel, and the Middle East"-series "It’s All About the Name"-message "Habakkuk: From Worry to Worship"-series
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Mexican revolutionary "Pancho" Villa was "hated by thousands and loved by millions". Born Doroteo Arango, he was said to be everywhere but nowhere. He was shot in Chihuahua and these were his last words: "Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
  • Family: Wife - Stephanie Steve III (Trey) Tiras (Ty) Bruno the dog
  • Books that have had an impact: The Challenge of Jesus - N.T. Wright, The Gospel According to John - D.A. Carson, The Heavenly Man - Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus Christ died for your sins, trust in Him today.
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Newest Sermons

  • The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Every believer receives at least one gift from the Holy Spirit to use in the body of Christ.

    I want to tell you about our cat. Our cat is named Roger – our female cat, Roger. Trey named her. It’s weird, but you get used to it. It’s funny. But Roger…she’s a nice cat. She was so cute. She actually showed up at Jason and Erica Carlson’s house a little over a year ago. A little kitten more

  • The Fruits Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2009

    Every believer will bear fruit, proving their new birth, and the Holy Spirit brings this about.

    …God, He’s part of the Trinity. That’s what Christianity affirms. We’ve talked about that two weeks ago. And then last week was “What is My Relationship with the Holy Spirit?” – how do I live and interact with God, the Holy Spirit. This week is entitled, “The Fruits of the Holy Spirit” – that more

  • My Relationship With The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2009

    Exploring how to be filled with the Spirit of God to live everyday.

    Well, if you’ve got a Bible, now is a good time to get it out. If you don’t have a Bible, there should be one in the pew in front of you. If you don’t have one in front of you, look down the row and see if you can get your hands on a copy of God’s Word. It’s going to help us today because we more

  • Who Is The Holy Spirit?

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2009

    Exploring the third person of the Trinity.

    Here is where we are going today. We came out of a sermon series (four sermons) the last four weeks where we examined the topics that you had voted on – that you had chosen and then voted on. The top four topics each got a Sunday and then last Sunday, the #1 topic that was over 6,000 votes that more

  • The Reformation

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The Bible is our authority, we should challenge everything, and then not be afraid to change - lessons from the Reformation.

    We’re leaving our series entitled, “You Are Lord: Understanding and Embracing the Lordship of Jesus Christ.” We are going to take a break. We only have one message left in our series and next week we are going to be getting back to it talking about our future. Jesus is Lord of our future. It’s more