• Wesley Bishop

    Contributing sermons since Mar 13, 2004
Wesley's church

Greenville First Wesleyan
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
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About Wesley
  • Education: B. A. History - MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Experience: 3 years as lead pastor. Before that one year as a children’s pastor. Real world experience.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use what you want.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They like them.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says they are good.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep it simple
  • Books that have had an impact: The Emerging Church and Emerging Worship by Dan Kimball; Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller; Variety in Biblical Preaching by Harold Freeman.
  • Hobbies: Sports (especially baseball)
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: For dramatic effect, I flipped a plastic table with coins on it during a message on the cleansing of the Temple. I didn’t realize my own strength, and it went halfway across the room, scaring everyone, including myself. Fortunately, no one was injured.
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  • What's Gratitude Got To Do With It?

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    This is on gratitude. We followed up with communion. The asterisks in the text were related to click through PowerPoint slides.

    There were many things you didn’t want to be in Jesus’ time two of them were a leper or a Samaritan. Brief synopsis of leprosy (not meant to gross you out): loss of feeling/nerve endings that cause sores. Samaritans were considered half-breeds. A funny thing happened when a Samaritan more

  • Sunrise Sermon

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This was for an Easter sunrise service.

    Let’s start with some statistics. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John there are 89 chapters. There are 4 chapters devoted to the first 30 years of Jesus’ life, and that only in Matthew and Luke. There are 28 chapters devoted to the last week of Jesus’ life (from Palm Sunday through more

  • Little Know Bible Characters: The Son Of The Widow Of Zarepheth

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    This is about a little known Bible character.

    Hello, my name really isn’t all that important. I’m one of the little known characters in the Bible. I appear and disappear in a matter of a few verses. I had an incredible encounter with one of the giant men of Bible history. His name was Elijah. He was a prophet from Israel. I’m sure more

  • Good Luck With That Thing

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This is about how Christians should be involved in compassionate ministries.

    You’ve probably heard of several Christian Charities. There’s Catholic Charities, Feed the Children, Christian Children’s Fund, Compassion International, Heart-to-Heart, International Orthodox Christian Charities, and others. Most denominations have some arm that is a charity, usually called more

  • Excuses

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    This is about making excuses.

    Have you ever noticed that everyone has an excuse? Take this story for example. Nine GI’s were late for morning roll call. The first didn’t arrive until 7 PM. The Commanding Officer confronted him and yelled, “Where have you been, soldier?” The soldier explained. He said, “Sir, I had a more

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