TIMOTHY's church

Springfield, Missouri

  • Education: CFOT - Chicago Graduated 2004 Olivet Nazarene University
  • Experience: 8 Years of Youth Ministry and Evangelism 7 Years Senior Pastor for The Salvation Army 4 Years Senior Pastor for Crossroads EMC
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Let the Holy Spirit give the words.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Max Lucado: The Sandwich Sign
  • Family: Single father of five wonderful children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They like them, so they say
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep it simple and alive
  • Books that have had an impact: Max Lucado - In the Grip of Grace Max Lucado - Facing Your Giants
  • Hobbies: Collect Monopoly Spend time with family Disc Golf
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus loves you no matter what you have done, where you have come from, or where you are today.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I knocked over a mic stand during a sermon on anger...
  • What I want on my tombstone: Well done good and faithful servant!
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  • O Lord, Change Me

    Contributed on May 3, 2015
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    There are three different types of people that pray this prayer, "O Lord, change me." This sermon deals with each one and helps us identify the true meaning of this prayers is to want to dwell with God.

    Introduction: Read Exodus 25:1-9 Up until this point the Israelites have depended on Moses to lead them. They were taken out of captivity in Egypt by God through Moses. They used to be slaves to Pharaoh, now they are free. But ever since they left their bondage, they have complained about more

  • Love: Tender Or Tough

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2015
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    Christians need to learn the value of tough love in both giving and receiving it.

    Who said the following harsh words? “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!” “You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!” “You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and more

  • The Church

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2012
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    The word "Church" is so often used out of context. This sermon series helps the church (the people) identify how God defines church buy using seven different analogies found in the Bible. This is the introduction sermon to the series. There are eight serm

    The Church (Sermon 1) Sermon Series by Timothy Gardner Church Analogies (Overview) I found this poem found hanging on a wall in St. Louis at a local Salvation Army church. It was knitted together and it hung in the sanctuary. I wrote it down because i found it interesting to share with more

  • Twisted…or Playing Twister? Games Series: 1

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2009
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    This is the first sermon in a series on Jonah.

    Sermon 1 of 4: Game Series Twisted…or Playing Twister? (Running from God’s Word) Written By: Captain Tim Gardner Introduction: (Ask for participants to come forward and play a small game of Twister. Ask them how they felt as they were twisting their bodies. Ask the crowd how they felt more

  • Jonah...what A Loser!

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2009

    Jonah actually teaches us many characteristics of being a Christian without actually following them himself. This sermon concentrates on these characteristics.

    Captain Tim Gardner Text: Jonah 3 & 4 Introduction: Melodrama: Joe and the Wannafights by “Spontaneous Melodramas” book There are so many things we can learn from the bad attitude of Jonah, but this morning we will just concentrate of three. His willingness to be unwilling. His more

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