• Toby Powers

    Contributing sermons since Dec 16, 2005
Toby's church

Truth Baptist Church of Bremen, GA
Bremen, Georgia 30110

About Toby
  • Education: B.S. Business Management, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA Financial Services Specialist, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Experience: I have been preaching since 1989, pastoring since 1992, and working in missions since 1995. God has allowed me to serve as pastor of two churches, plant one church, serve as a member and president of a board of missions, and work for 11 years in the prison mission field in addition to my pastoral work. It has been my pleasure to work in revival meetings and campmeeting services in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Missiouri, and in Hondurous.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I have had the blessing of being around great men of God... some of them in my own family. Most everything that I have learned has come from them. I hope you can use these things and be blessed the same as the Lord blesses me. I have nothing original... It is from the Bible. It is the Lord’s property, but he has used many avenues to get the information to me. So, you use it as you can. One man said it this way, "I don’t milk my own cows, but I do make my own butter."
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The sermon that has more impact on my life that any other I have ever heard was preached by Evangelist Terry Pace of Scottsboro, Alabama. He preached from Acts 20:20 where Paul declared that he "kept back nothing." I have tried to live my life keeping back nothing from my Savior.
  • Family: I have a lovely wife named Sonia to whom I have been married since we were just teenagers. The Lord has blessed us with three beautiful girls. We have the privilege to serve the Lord together for his glory. Thank God for a Christian home!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents are old-time Christians. My dad is a preacher’s son, and five generations of men in his family before him were ministers as well. They have always been quite supportive and prayed fervently for their children.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife has been faithful to support me every step of the way. She and I married after I started preaching, and she has always supported me strongly.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Do not base your success on the results of your ministry. Base it on your faithfulness to God and his plan for your life. You can not control what people do with your preaching. You can control what you preach to them. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Noah, Amos all had few converts, but they were great successes before the Lord in faithfulness. The Gospel is a proclaimation, not a plea.
  • Books that have had an impact: Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: It always pays to serve the Lord.
  • What I want on my tombstone: HE KEPT BACK NOTHING
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  • Elijah At The Cave

    Contributed on May 6, 2023

    Elijah At The Cave shows us separation. Cherith was a ditch (separation unto God). Carmel was a trench (separation from the world). This separation in the earth is a Cave (separation in the Spirit).

    ELIJAH AT THE CAVE I Kings 19:9-13 Intro: We began studying this prophet of God, Elijah, a couple weeks ago. We saw his experience at Cherith. We studied how the drought came at his preaching, and God separated him out at Cherith. We saw the Division, The Provision, And The Vision he experienced at more

  • Elijah At Carmel

    Contributed on May 6, 2023

    The Prophet Elijah meets the King Ahab and the false prophets on Carmel, and God answers by fire! Elijah at Carmel shows us separation from the world as a necessity for experiencing the fire of God.

    ELIJAH AT CARMEL I Kings 18:30-39 Intro: We began studying this prophet of God, Elijah, last week. We saw his experience at Cherith. We studied how the drought came at his preaching, and God separated him out at Cherith. We saw the Division, The Provision, And The Vision he experienced at Cherith. more

  • Elijah At Cherith

    Contributed on May 6, 2023

    This experience of Elijah's life is probably the most ignored or overlooked mountain of his experience with God, but it is an essential one. It is a lesson in how God separates a believer unto himself.

    ELIJAH AT CHERITH I Kings 17:1-7 Intro: Elijah is one of the greatest characters to study in the Word of the Lord. He is the man who embodies the office of the Old Testament prophet more than any other. He is the foreshadowing of John the Baptist. He was not an Israelite Aristocrat, but he was a more

  • Lord, Are You There? Job 23:1-10

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Job, in his troubles sought the Lord, but it seemed quite difficult to reach him. There are times we all face this same trouble. What do we do about it? Can we be assured that he is with us, even when we cannot seem to touch him?

    From The Desk Of Toby Powers Pastor Of Truth Baptist Church Bremen, GA LORD, ARE YOU THERE? Job 23:1-10 Intro: Bildad, Eliphaz, and Zophar had come to grieve with Job and had accused him of gross iniquity bringing about this intense suffering he was enduring, more

  • Life Is Too Short Psalms 39

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    Life is limited. It is too short. Our opportunities pass quickly. Laugh, Love, Live while you can.

    From the Desk Of Toby Powers Pastor of Truth Baptist Church Bremen, GA LIFE IS TOO SHORT Psalms 39 Intro: This entire Psalm is about the brevity of life. The Psalmist pauses in the midst of a busy existence and begins to meditate on his life, his Lord, and the more

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    Contributed on Dec 6, 2008

    On October 13, 1992, Admiral James Stockdale, a virtual unknown to all those outside military ranks, stood in the vice presidential debate as the running mate for independent candidate Ross Perot. In his opening statement, Admiral Stockdale looked into the camera and with trembling voice and more

  • There Was A Little Girl Who Grew Up In A Very ...

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2006

    There was a little girl who grew up in a very poor farming family back in the 1930’s. They had but one old worn out cow, and they sold most of the milk and dairy products that they were able to generate from her to purchase the necessities of life. They would only retain a few little of the milk more

  • A Heart-Broken Little Girl Began To Kneel And ...

    Contributed on May 17, 2006
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    A heart-broken little girl began to kneel and pour out her heart to God in the altar at her local church. She did not know what to say. As she wept speechless, she began to remember what her Father had told her, "God knows your needs even before you pray, and he can answer when you don’t even know more

  • It Is Like The Man Who Was ...

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2006
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    ILLUSTRATION: It is like the man who was stranded all alone on the deserted island who was rescued. His rescuers asked him what the three structures were that he had built on the island. Three buildings seemed perplexing for just one man. He said one was his house, one more

  • The Message Has Been About A Couple Of Prophets ...

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2005
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    The message has been about a couple of prophets who fell by the wayside, but I want to tell you of a man that finished the race: Dave and Nikki McDonald were missionaries to Iraq. They were shot in pieces by mortar fire and AK-47’s while in Iraq working on a water-purification project and sharing more