Warren's church

Clarion Church of Christ
Clarion, Iowa 50525

About Warren
  • Education: Graduate of Minnesota Bible College in Rochester, MN Bachelor of Science, Major: Biblical Studies & Theology Minors: Counseling & Youth Ministry. Liberty University M.A. in Human Services Counseling (Addiction & Recovery) M.A. Pastoral Counseling (Crisis Response & Trauma)
  • Experience: Fairmont Church of Christ, Fairmont, MN Summer of 95’ Kasson Church of Christ, Kasson, MN School year 95’- 96’ Footville Church of Christ, Footville, WI Summers 96’& 97’ Albany Chrisitan Church, Albany, GA January 1998 - July 2000 Faith Christian Church, Quincy, IL July 2000 - September 2001 Sheldon Church of Christ, Sheldon, WI October 2001 - July 2002 Kasson Church of Christ, Kasson, MN October 2003 - August 2008 Clarion Church of Christ, Clarion, IA September 2008 - Present
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I am just a guy who has felt God’s call on His life to serve in ministry. The sermons I have submitted are for the teaching of non believers, edification of believers and a challenge to the church to recognize the incredible gift we have received in Jesus our Lord and not to keep it to ourselves but to tell others wihtout fear when opportunities arise. I don’t have all the answers, and anyone who says they do is lying. I just desire to have an unconditional trust in God.
  • Family: Wife: Kara 3 Sons: Benjamin, Caleb, Nicolas
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My most honest critic throughout the years. I know she appreciates the messages, but she loves to point out "buzz" words that I repeat often. She has threatened to start having the congregation play "Sermon Bingo" while I am preaching, and they are to mark off the playing card every time I say one of the words I am known to say a lot. I'm sure it would be an interesting moment to have a member in the congregation stand and yell, "BINGO" some Sunday morning.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Having nerves before you get up to preach is healthy. You are getting up to share the most important truth anyone will ever hear and you don’t want to screw that up.
  • Books that have had an impact: Bible Salvation Belongs to Our God by Christopher J.H. Wright Lasting Investments by Kent Humphreys The 9-5 Window by Os Hillman Hebrews Through A Hebrews Eyes by Dr. Stuart Sacks Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my wife & kids, reading, music, golfing, hunting, fishing (even though I don’t like touching fish), eating at Buffalo Wild Wings, watching old TV shows (especially Andy Griffith), John Wayne, sitting out back at home by an open fire enjoying the nature all around me, watching & experiencing thunderstorms with my family, road trips (to wherever), cooking large quantities of meat on the grill, mowing the lawn, making people laugh, dreaming about the future
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once while preaching, I got a little to close to the pulpit, and without knowing it, a post-it note from inside the pulpit, attached itself to me in a very embarrassing location on the front of my pants. My wife and another lady from our congregation began signalling me from the back of the sanctuary. I thought my zipper was down. When I positioned myself back behind the pulpit, I non-descreetly reached down for my zipper and discovered the issue. I brushed it off & carried on.
  • What I want on my tombstone: A man who pleased God.
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  • Satan & His Demons

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Recognizing the reality of the good angels, gives validation to the reality of the fallen angels. Yet, there are still those in our world today who are so caught up in the materialistic and secular culture that they deny any existence of a spiritual real

    Satan and His Demons (Taken from Neil Anderson’s "Bondage breaker") Last week, I lead us through the reality of the spiritual world and those parts of the invisible creation. We focused on specific beings/creatures known as angels. The focus was upon the angels of God who remain faithful and more

  • Dressed For Battle

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    A brief discussion on Spiritual Warfare. My own heart and mind are being stretched at the time of this sermon prep.

    Dressed for Battle Ephesians 6:10-18 The last few weeks we have been dealing with the things of the spiritual world. The last two weeks in specific, we have looked at the reality of our enemy the devil and his angels, A.K.A., demons. We began a journey back at the first of January in regards more

  • What Masks Do You Wear?

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    The church is supposed to be a family. Why do we have such a hard time letting one another into our lives...we’re not that different.

    What Masks Do You Wear? Hebrews 4:13 The Bible is full of religious festivals and celebrations. They’re even authorized by God to have them. And the Jewish people were very serious about following the rules of having such festivals. The Jews were given many feast days in which to recognize. more

  • Amazing Grace

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 148 ratings

    It is a word that has been used as an alternative term for prayer. It has been used to describe the way a person moves. It has also been used by many parents to name their daughters. Still, none of these uses seem to catch the true nature of what Grace is

    AMAZING GRACE Ephesians 2:1-10 Grace. A word used in a variety of ways. Have you ever heard these: Time for lunch, honey, would you say grace. – Did you see how she danced? She has so much grace in her steps. Have I introduced you to more

  • See The Mission

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    There are 4 instances in the book of Mark where Jesus uses the phrase, “Follow Me.” Jesus will never call us to do something He hasn’t already done. We must Follow Him in faithful obedience.

    Intro. Last week we started a new journey into the book of Mark. I shared with you that there are 4 instances in the book of Mark where Jesus uses the phrase, “Follow Me.” Last week we took a look at catching Jesus’ dream. Yet, not just a dream, but a reality. It was “Come follow me and I will more

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  • From Hot Illustrations By Len ...

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2004
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    Illustration from Hot Illustrations by Len Kageler Just about everyone enjoys playing computer games. One of the best is Microsoft’s “Flight Simulator.” In most versions of the game, you can choose a prop plane or a Lear jet, and you can also choose which of 180 airports around the country to take more

  • The Attitude

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    John Maxwell defines it this way: -- “The Attitude is an inward feeling more

  • A Businessman Owned A Warehouse That Had Sat ...

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2004
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    A businessman owned a warehouse that had sat empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and trash was everywhere inside the building. The businessman showed a prospective buyer the property and took great pains to say that he would replace the broken more

  • Have You Ever Been To A Church Where You Didn't ...

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2004
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    Have you ever been to a church where you didn’t feel welcome? You went in and looked around the foyer area and no one greets you. You proceed through the doors into the sanctuary and find yourself a seat in the back row and begin to prepare yourself for the worship time. People come filing in more

  • We Know We Have A Healthy Body When Each And ...

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    We know we have a healthy body when each and every member is working together and looking out for one another. Paul uses a lot of analogies comparing the human body and the church. There is not one part of our body that is not dependent on another part. Behold, a team went forth to play a game more