• Tom Lovorn

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Tom's church

Monumental Baptist Church
Petersburg, Virginia 23805

About Tom
  • Education: I am a graduate of Calhoun City High School, Calhoun City, MS, Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, and have my Th.D. from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta.
  • Experience: I was called to preach in a Vacation Bible School when I was 12 and preached my first sermon at age 14. I was licensed and pastored my first church at age 19. In college and seminary I was a minister of music and youth for 8 years. I have taught Bible courses 15 years in community colleges and Chattanooga Bible Institute and authored 5 books, 3 with my wife. I am a radio evangelist and newspaper columnist.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: You are welcome to use my material if you give the credit and glory to my Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Family: My wife, Janie Lovorn, is our minister of music and my closest friend. We have been married 33 years. She co-authors my books with me and is also an executive director for the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in Jamaica, West Indies, as I am. We have 1 married daughter with 3 grandsons and expecting our first granddaughter in April, 2001.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Janie is my best critic and helper.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: In your introduction tell them what you’re going to tell them. In the body of your sermon, tell them. In your conclusion, tell them what you’ve told them. Keep it short and simple so children can understand. Jesus never said, "Feed my giraffs!" Let everything you say be backed by Scripture.
  • Hobbies: Music, computer, swimming, gardening, woodworking, Bible exposition, reading, and writing sermons.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Give your all to Jesus. Don’t hold back anything and don’t let your reputation be tarnished by anything. Sinful pleasures for a season are not worth the loss of eternal rewards.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He gave his best for the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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  • Gabriel Is Lickin' His Lips

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    This sermon concerns the two trumpet sounds at the Rapture and Second Coming and enumerates the 7 signs of the times from Matthew 24.

    Introduction Many people in the Christian community have been caught up in Jerry Jenkins’ and Tim LaHay’s Left Behind series about the Tribulation period after the Rapture. I remind you that, even though they make interesting reading - and I have read all of them - these books are just the more

  • The Body Of Christ

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    This is a practical Communion sermon dramatically demonstrating how the Passover elements were used by Jesus to establish the memorial we call The Lord’s Supper.

    (An adaptation of the sermon of the same title by Pat Cook on Luke 22:19 Preparation: Choir comes down after singing. Soloist is prepared to sing "Broken and Spilled Out" later. Have table uncovered and set for Seder with Unity Napkin and four cups of wine. Have enough more

  • Turn On The Power!

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    This is a practical sermon reminding us how we get the Holy Spirit, how we receive the Spirit’s power, how we can prove the Spirit’s power, and how we can live daily in the fullness of the Spirit’s power.

    (Flashlight illustration inspired from Preparation: Have a flashlight ready with parts separated, ie. lens, bulb, batteries, and 2 or 3 small pieces of red tissue paper stuffed down under the batteries Introduction In Acts 8 we can read about some Samaritans who were more

  • Cracking The Character Code

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Based on the Southern Baptist Vacation Bible School theme for 2003, this sermon is about character building to strengthen a church.

    Cracking the Character Code (How I can Help My Church) Colossians 3:12-17, NIV Introduction Our Vacation Bible School begins tomorrow. The setting is London and the theme is "Cracking the Character Code." It seems the coat of arms at Yorkshire Hall is supposed to represent the traits of more

  • Finished!

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 94 ratings

    This text shows at least 5 things Jesus finished on the Cross.

    Finished! John 19:17-30 Introduction It was breathtaking as we sat in a small gazebo in Jerusalem. Our Holy Land group was at the Garden Tomb, it’s a private park owned by a religious organization in England. We were listening to a British gentleman explain why they believed the Garden Tomb is more

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