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  • Tom Oliver

    Contributing sermons since Jan 17, 2008
Tom's church

Poplar Branch Baptist Church
Grandy, North Carolina 27939
(252) 4453-8242

About Tom
  • Education: Diploma Biblical Studies- Word of Life Bible institute B.S.- Moody Bible Institute Master and Doctor of Biblical Counseling- Therapon University Certification as anger management specialist, leadership coach, Chemical dependency counselor, Master level Restorative Therapist- Faith Based Counselor Training Institute Liscensed Pastoral Counselor
  • Experience: I have served the Lord in the following ministries: Inner-city missions: 3 years Youth/ Associate Pastor: 5 years Senior Pastor: 2003-present
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: "If these bullets fit your gun then by all means use em."
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I preached a series on the significance of eagles as Christians. People really were touched by that series. I have been recieving various articles with eagles on them ever since!
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Spears in the arctic are placed above ground with frozen blood on them. When wild animals come to lick the "blood popcicles" they unknowing cut thir own tonguges and soon after perish themselves. They recieve the taste of blood and and never realize it is their own. Sin does the same thing in our lives.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My folks really seem to enjoy them. They really love my enthusiasm and clear outlined approach.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Get out of the way and let the Lord lead. I have also learned to be flexible yet fully studied at the same time. I also try to preach each sermon as if it would be my last time in the pulpit.
  • Books that have had an impact: Teaching to change Lives by Dr. Howard Hendricks The Purpose Driven Church by Dr. Rick Warren Mountain Moving Faith by Rev. Kenneth Hagin
  • Hobbies: Reading faith inspiring books, Duke basketball fan, Pittsburgh Steeler fan. I also enjoy training in the gym and competition as a lightweight boxer.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I held my Bible up in the air while preaching and a bunch of papers fell out on the floor in fronmt of everyone. I then reached down to pick them all up and forgot where I was going with that point.
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Newest Sermons

  • How To Move Mountains With Your Faith

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Clear outlined sermon on how to move mountains through faith.

    Opening: Many of us desire the faith that moves mounrtains from our lives, but we are not sure how such faith comes to pass. We have all been given a measure of faith ( Romans 12:3 ) as evidenced by the fact that we believe in the virgin birth, the resurection and the inspiration of the Bible. ...read more

  • Through The Eyes Of Faith Bartimaeus.......

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    A clear outlined message on how to see through the eyes of faith.

    Introduction: It has been said that the blind often see more than people who have physical sight. one reason is this because they have to rely more heavily on their other senses sight as hearing, smell and touch. I suspect the main reason is because they are forced to live more of a life of faith. ...read more

  • Desperate Houswives In Real Life

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    A Concise outlined sermon on how Joseph Resisted Temptation.

    Introduction: Description of how the prime time show Desperate Housewives has depicted our society with schemes, complex family problems and sexual temptation. Transition: A man and his wife were once in a shopping mall when a young attractive woman in short dressed walked by. The husband ...read more

  • Raising Kingdom Kids

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A four point outlined sermon on the "how to" of childrens ministry & parenting

    INTRODUCTION: It has been said that children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. This is so true. It is also true that children can make a great impression on us if we allow them. If you have ever seen the show "Kids Say The Darndest Things" with Bill Cosby you know ...read more

  • Cleansing Your Conscience

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    A Clear outlined message on how to have a clean conscience

    OPENING ILLUSTRATION: The story is told of a man that consulted a doctor "Ive been misbehaving Doc, and my conscience is troubling me". he complained, " And you want something that will strengthen your willpower? asked the Doctor. "well no said the man I was thinking of something that would weaken ...read more