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  • Tony Searles

    Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2001
Tony's church

Windham Assembly of God Ministries
Windham, Maine 04062
207-892-2238

About Tony
  • Education: I am a 1994 graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, in Pheonixville PA. An Assemblies of God college.
  • Experience: I have been an Associate/Youth pastor for six and a half years, 1994-2000,in various states...New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia, Vermont, and New York. This is my third pastorate (our first in Buffalo, NY and second in Clearfield, PA) and am still focused on growing in my talents and ability to better serve the Lord, and the Body of Christ.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Fellow co-laborers...These are the sermons which God has spoken to my heart for the people that I have ministered to. My prayer is that they might be useful to you in whole or in part. If nothing less, I hope that they will spark a thought for you to develope and deliver to the people you serve and minister to...something fresh and alive for your people to feed from!
  • One of my favorite illustrations: We are often tempted to give up before we see the results we desire in our lives. The bamboo farmers of Malaysia could teach us a lesson. It takes great wisdom and patience to cultivate a particular strain of a very valuable bamboo. How do they do it? In the first year, they plant the seed, water, and fertilize it. Nothing visible happens. In the second year, they continue to water and fertilize. Nothing visible happens in the second year either. In the third year, water and fertilizer
  • Family: I am married to the most beautiful woman and a true gift from God to me...Angela. Together, we are blessed with two great kids, Alex and Abbee.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Of course...they say they are the best! What else are they to think of their son???
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my greatest cheerleader...and I thank God for such a wonderful helpmate and co-laborer in the Lord!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: To just preach from my heart, and allow the Lord to speak through me as a yeilded vessel. Additionally, my professor told us in preaching class that we should preach confidently, the Word of God because the whole word is anointed...don?t haggle over what to preach because it all speaks to mankind.
  • Books that have had an impact: "Fasting" by Jentezen Franklin, "Inspire The Fire" by Ron Luce, "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" by Jim Cymbala, "Revolution" by Dr. Michael Brown, "The Prayer of Jabez" and "Secrets of the Vine" by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson and any Max Lucado books.
  • Hobbies: Being with my family, computers, music, reading, and riding my motorcycle!
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus has come that you would not only have life, but life more abundantly! He has come to save the sinner, heal the sick and loose the bound up!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Nothing in particular...Maybe just my preaching in general:) Although, once when I was preaching about how we sometimes stumble about in our faith and with our Christian walk...so I was trying to be illustrative by stumbling and stagering around and one elderly lady in the congregation thought that I really was about to fall and screamed out in fear! Obviously, it caused the rest of the congregation to respond with laughter because they knew that I was only playing up the part.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was found faithful with what he was given...
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  • "Gone!"

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
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    This is the sixth in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “GONE” #6 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 16:1-8 GOOD MORNING! It is RESURRECTION SUNDAY! Boy, do we ever have a reason to rejoice!!! Jesus is alive!!! So, we have no reason to be down, but every reason to be ecstatic! And not just today, but ...read more

  • "Pull The Plug"

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
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    This is the fifth in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “Pull The Plug” #5 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 11:11-18 Good Morning! I hope that you have been enjoying this series! In it, we have been learning a lot about ourselves and our need for more of God in us! Together, we have walked through the ...read more

  • "Running On Empty"

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
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     | 3,540 views

    This is the fourth in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “Running On Empty” #4 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 14:43-52 Good Morning! Today, we are jumping into the fourth lesson from our series, EMPTY! Remembering that the goal is all about being EMPTY, so you can be filled with the fullness of ...read more

  • "Eviction Notice"

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
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    This is the third in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “Eviction Notice” #3 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 14:32-42 Good Morning! Today, we are jumping into another lesson from our series, EMPTY! Remembering that the goal is all about being EMPTY, so you can be filled with the fullness of Christ! In ...read more

  • "Poured Out"

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
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    This is the second in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “Poured Out” #2 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 14:22-26 Good Morning! Today, we are going to continue following the life of Jesus in His last few days before the Crucifixion, from the Gospel of Mark… In doing so, I want to give you another ...read more

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    Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
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    Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
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  • The May 1984 National Geographic Showed, Through ...

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
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    The May 1984 National Geographic showed, through color photos and drawings, the swift and terrible destruction that wiped out the Roman Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79. The explosion of Mount Vesuvius was so sudden, the residents were killed while in their normal routines of life: ...read more

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    Contributed on Nov 24, 2006
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