• Bruce Howell

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Bruce's church

Lighthouse Community Church
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

About Bruce
  • Education: I am a graduate of Houghton College (Houghton, New York) with a BA in Bible. I also have a M Div from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
  • Experience: I have served 5 churches in 4 states as senior pastor and have held numerous leadership positions within the Wesleyan denomination on the district level. I have also worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in the Development Department
  • Family: My wife, Jeanine and I have been married for 49 years and have two grown male children who are also married and living in other staes.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the great themes of the Bible. When all is said and done, folks want to know, "Does the Bible speak to my needs today? Is there a word from the Lord?"
  • Books that have had an impact: Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan),Mere Christianity (Lewis) In His Steps (Sheldon), The Body (Colson), Leadership Secrets (Graham), The Master Plan of Evangelism (Coleman), Just As I Am (Graham)
  • Hobbies: I enjoy writing, reading, music and geneaology.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The future belongs to those who belong to God. Make sure you’ve been adopted into His family. He has willed it for you.
  • What I want on my tombstone: I’M HOME NOW. COME JOIN ME.
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Newest Sermons

  • At The Right Time

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2009
    based on 19 ratings

    A consideration of Galatians 4:4,5; a Christmas message: At the prescribed time in human history Jesus came; at the right time in personal histories, He comes to save, to strengthen, to guide, to empower.

    At the Right Time “…when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6Because more

  • An Exemplary Father

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    A look at the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son as an example of Godly fatherhood.

    An Exemplary Father Luke 15:11-24 FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military academy, the students mutinied, probably a reaction to the hard demands of such an environment. The students had more

  • The Greatest Need Of The Church

    Contributed on May 20, 2009
    based on 26 ratings

    The church’s greatest need is to have members who are Spirit-filled and therebye empowered to become world-changers.

    The Greatest Need of the Church II Corinthians 3:12-18 IF I WAS TO ASK YOU WHAT YOU THINK THE GREATEST NEED OF THE CHURCH IS, WHAT WOULD YOU ANSWER? Some church surveys have provided interesting answers, such as: - Better facilities - Friendlier people - Better preachers - Shorter more

  • His Truth Is Marching On

    Contributed on May 14, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    The Word of God has survived the onslaughts of our enemy and continues its work of transforming lives.

    HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON! Psalm 119:89-96 It was December of 1861. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, her husband, and some friends were visiting Washington. The city was an armed camp. Pickets patrolled the railroad and a hundred camps circled in the darkness, marked by their glowing watch-fires. more

  • Sufficient Faith

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    Sufficient faith is that which is both apprehended and declared openly.

    Sufficient Faith Mark 5:21-34 21 Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. 22 Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, 23 pleading more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • A Father's Love

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A FATHER'S LOVE A father had told his son he would send him to sleep in the attic with only bread and water for his supper if he disobeyed. Well, the boy disobeyed and was sent to the attic. But the father couldn’t eat. He had his son on his mind and his heart. His wife said, “I know what more

  • Father's Day Is Almost Upon Us And It Reminded Me ...

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military academy, the students mutinied, probably a reaction to the hard demands of such an environment. The students had struck in everything: lessons, study more

  • Dad, Are You God?

    Contributed on May 20, 2009

    DAD, ARE YOU GOD? One day after church, the pastor asked his little boy what he learned in Sunday school. The lad said, "I learned that God loves me more than anything else in the whole world." "What else did you learn?" asked his dad. "I learned that when I’m bad, He spanks real hard." more

  • George Duncan Once Went To Visit Some Friends In ...

    Contributed on May 20, 2009

    George Duncan once went to visit some friends in the English countryside. For years they had lived in an old-fashioned, rundown building. To Mr. Duncan’s surprise, he discovered that the house had been completely remodeled. The people had installed new lights, an electric stove, and many other more

  • F.b. Meyer Once Said That "Unbelief Puts Our ...

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2009

    F.B. Meyer once said that "Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God, but faith puts God more