• Don Hawks

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Don's church

Sunset Drive
Broadway, Virginia 22815

About Don
  • Education: AA, Bluefield College BA, Carson-Newman College MA, Radford University (Psychology) MDiv, Union Theological Seminary (Virginia) Post-graduate work, Troy State University
  • Experience: Currently Pastor and Web Designer
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Make the sermon simple, understandable, use the language of the day, serve the present age --- John Wesley loosely quoted Television and movies are the language of today‚Äôs culture--so try to use this medium in communicating the unchanging message of the
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  • Is The World Out Of Control?

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    I need not be afraid though all hell should break loose. Why? Because “God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7, CEV).

    In today’s gospel reading Jesus says to a frightened group of friends: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." It’s from the story of Jesus walking on water. Some people have interpreted the story as giving us a lesson about needing to take risks in life. One preacher made that the topic of his more

  • What To Do With Leftovers

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    DO you have an attitude of scarcity or by faith an attitude of abundance?

    When I was a boy growing up my mother use to tell me not to leave any food on my plate. She’d encourage me to think about all those poor starving children in some foreign country who didn’t have anything to eat. I loved my mother who has transitioned from this life but I never could understand the more

  • What Am I Looking For?

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 19 ratings

    "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field...The kingdom of heaven is like ... finding one pearl of great value, .... the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind"

    A certain man went to Church one Sunday. He frowned when the organist missed a note during the opening hymn. He gave a mean stare at two teenagers talking to each other when the congregation was at prayer. During the Scripture Readings he kept looking impatiently at his watch. When the collection more

  • Speaking Of The Devil

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one. (Matthew 13:37-38)

    Speaking of the devil ... There was a young seminarian who was taking an oral examination for his ordination process. During the questioning, one of the examiners asked him if he believed in a personal devil. "No," he replied, "I do not believe in the devil." Hearing this, the examiners began more

  • What Do I Expect To Hear?

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A Sermon for Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time(A) "As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit" Matthew 13:23

    let me ask a question of all you who are here today—What did you come expecting here to hear? In a fascinating story of his journey across the United States with his pet dog, John Steinbeck tells of a Church service he attended during his travels in the State of Vermont. Tongue in cheek, he more

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  • There's A Story About A Man, A Writer, Who Used ...

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2008

    There’s a story about a man, a writer, who used to go to the beach to do his writing. He had the habit of walking along the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore; as he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think more

  • Last Lecture

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2008

    LAST LECTURE You may have heard about the death of 47 year old Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor Randy Pausch last week from pancreatic cancer. Pausch was most famous for his "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" speech made last fall just after he learned he had months more

  • Be Like The Spider

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    BE LIKE THE SPIDER There was a man who was cleaning up his desk one Friday afternoon when he noticed an envelope that had been opened. Someone must have placed it there while he was on the phone. He opened it and read it, and to his shock and dismay it was a notice of being terminated, being more

  • A Children's Easter Play Was In The Stage Of ...

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A children’s Easter Play was in the stage of preparation . The director was supervising the cast to make certain that each child would feel comfortable with his or her assigned role. One young lad was offered a speaking part, but he turned it down, saying, "I would rather play the part of the stone more

  • A Man Who Was A School Teacher Reflected Upon A ...

    Contributed on Dec 30, 2007

    A man who was a school teacher reflected upon a Christmas experience. He said, "At Christmas the kids always brought me gifts. They brought them in different types of boxes but after a while I was pretty savvy about what the gifts were. There would be a thin handkerchief box. I knew it was a more