• Tim Smith

    Contributing sermons since Dec 6, 2006
Tim's church

First United Methodist Church
Slidell, Louisiana 70458

About Tim
  • Education: BA Tulane University MDiv Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University DMin Fuller Seminary
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  • Who Is He?

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    “Who is he?” All who encountered Jesus from the peasants of Galilee to the scribes and Pharisees of Jerusalem to the Roman soldiers were faced with the same question: Who is he?

    Who is He? John 1:1-3, 14 The movie Amistad tells the story of a group of African slaves who seize control of their slave-ship and demand to be returned to their homeland. The captain instead takes them to an American seaport where they are imprisoned. As they await the judge’s verdict, one of more

  • Warning, Consolation And An Invitation

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017
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    A sermon of the need and time of the prophets

    Warning, Consolation and An Invitation Jeremiah 1:4-10 and 17-19 Last week, we looked at the opening of the Temple when Solomon called the Israelites to covenant faithfulness, obedience and regular worship of God. And God gave this warning, “But if you or your descendants turn away from me and do more

  • Choosing What’s Most Important

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    This sermon looks at the practice of worship

    Choosing What’s Most Important 2 Kings 17: 35-39 Jealous of David’s growing power, influence and popularity, King Saul sought to have him killed. David went into hiding. But when Saul died, he could finally stop running and was anointed King of Israel. The following 7 ½ years, the nation was more

  • Finishing Well

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017
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    Good starts don't secure a strong finish. So what's needed to finish strong?

    Finish Strong 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Have you ever noticed in life that a good start isn’t always enough? Now there is nothing wrong with a good start mind you, but it is often not enough to get us to more

  • Receiving Your Inheritance And Living Into Your Calling

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    A sermon of the major themes of Joshua and Judges

    Receiving Your Inheritance and Living Into Your calling Dave Harvey writes about the greatest rescue mission of World War II. Late in the war, American bombers were sent on dangerous missions over southern Europe to cripple the Nazis' oil supplies. Hundreds of crews soared through storms of more

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  • Inspired To Share Your Faith

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    Tom Mercer writes, “Years ago, I heard an incredible story about a guy who, while walking through an intersection in a large city, noticed a police officer directing traffic in the middle of the street. As he walked by, the man sensed the Holy Spirit prompting him to go up to the officer and tell more

  • Finishing Well

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    John Baker was too short and too slight to be a runner for his high school track team but he loved to run. His best friend was tall and lanky and had the perfect build to be a runner but wanted nothing to do with the sport. So John went to the track coach to convince him to let John on the team more

  • The Invitation

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017
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    Bob Goff tells the story of he and his friend Brandon going to Washington DC on business and being close to Capital Hill at midnight. They saw a bunch of cars awkwardly parked around the Library of Congress and barricades and so they decided to investigate. They discovered that it was a set for the more

  • Remembering God's Faithfulness

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    Michelle Johnson writes, “Sometimes we need to take a look at where we’ve been with God to really understand His faithfulness and love for us. She was staying with her son at the hospital following a serious surgery. On that particular morning, she was exhausted by their stay, and her steps were more

  • Truly Amazing Grace

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2017

    Timothy Paul Jones in his book, Proof writes about his middle daughter who had been previously adopted by another family. He was sure this couple had the best of intentions, but they never quite integrated the adopted child into their family of biological children. For one reason or another, more