Greg's church

Signal Mountain Church of Christ
Signal Mtn, Tennessee 37377

About Greg
  • Education: I completed my B.A. in Biblical Languages at Harding in 1980 and attended Harding Graduated School for a year. Over the next 20 years I audited courses from Harding, Abilene, and Lipscomb. Finally, received an M.A. and later an M.Div. from Lipscomb University in Nashville.
  • Experience: Our family moved to northern New Hampshire to work with a church planting in Lancaster. I was 24 and my wife and I had an 18 month old baby girl. We spent 17 years in New Hampshire where I served in two congregations. In 1998 we moved to Signal Mountain where I serve as preacher today.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My prayer is that God will speak to your heart and draw you closer to him through or inspite of this lesson
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Preaching on the cross, discovering Jesus, leadership training, expository study of the books of the Bible.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Ask everyone to take four index cards and write one of the most important things to them on each card. Then, one by one, ask them to take the card with the least important thing and wad it up and throw it on the floor. When there is only one card left say this: God took all the important things to him and did what we just did. He had only two cards left. One had the name of Jesus, His Son. The other had your name. Which did God sacrifice and which did He save? God loves you!
  • Family: My Wife Jenny and I met at Harding University and were married in 1978. We have three children, Jen, Tim, and Rachel, who are a gift from the Lord.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mom is my biggest fan.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Jenny loves me and says she loves my preaching, but love covers a multitude of sins.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Look to Jesus, listen to Jesus, learn from Jesus, live for Jesus, love like Jesus.
  • Books that have had an impact: Stott’s the Cross of Christ, Fudge’s The Fire that Consumes, Graham’s Just As I Am, Biographies of George Muller, Mother Theresa, Lincoln, and Hudson Taylor. Covey’s Seven Habbits of Highly Effective People, Warren’s Purpose Driven Church.
  • Hobbies: I love evangelistic activities with the church. Inner City work with kids, camping, hiking, playing guitar, singing, swimming, reading and writing.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Look to Jesus, listen to Jesus, learn from Jesus, live for Jesus, love like Jesus.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was new at preaching. We happened to have a full house that particular Sunday. There were several visiting preachers and I was nervous. As I finished saying the prayer before the offering I closed with these words: In Jesus name we pay, amen.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Finised the Course, Fought the Good Fight, Kept the Faith.
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  • What Makes You Mad?

    Contributed on Jul 25, 2015

    Fear and anger have a way of causing us to stray from God's will. Jonah shows us a clear example of this and Jesus shows us how to avoid it.

    Growing up as a child in the midst of American patriotism during the cold war with Russia, I remember hearing it said by otherwise good Christian people that they wished we would just launch a bunch of our atomic warheads at Russia and blow them off the map. Some would even look at biblical books more

  • When God Calls

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2015

    Are we reluctant or willing when God commissions us? Jonah is a great study in God's heart verses our own when it comes to mercy and grace.

    Join me in a look at Jonah. 2 Kings 14: 23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years. 24 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the sins of more

  • Forgiveness And Fathering

    Contributed on Jun 20, 2015

    In light of the recent tragedy in South Carolina, I gave this message on Father's Day.

    1 Peter 4:1-19 (Read) What kind of people offer forgiveness to those who murder their family members? What motivates people to even consider forgiveness towards their enemies? Who has the influential power to cause this kind of response? Do we have that kind of faith? Do more

  • Poor Naomi And Ruth

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2015

    Destitute and broken people are those God seeks to save. Who but the poor in spirit are prepared to receive the King of kings and enter the kingdom of heaven?

    Last week we began a study of the book of Ruth. We went through chapter one where Naomi is the chief character. Naomi is married and has two sons. They live in the bread basket of Israel, Bethlehem, but a famine hits and Naomi’s husband moves his family to Moab where he and both his sons more

  • Naomi's Faith

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2015
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    Naomi is the theologian of the book of Ruth. Her faith under the greatest trials has an impact on her daughter-in-law, Ruth, so that Ruth is ready to accept Naomi's God as her God.

    Open your Bibles to the book of Ruth. Ruth is one of two books in our Bibles that is named after a woman, the other being Esther. Both of these books are in the Old Testament and both involve times of great tragedy and great triumph through God’s grace. Both are also depictions of more

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  • Jesus: Soft To Us

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2012
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    Why did Jesus come to us as a baby? To fulfill prophecy? To be one with us, one of us, one we could know and understand, one we could see and believe in, one who takes away our sins through his own body and blood? All this and much more! Let me share an insight from Brisa, my three year old more

  • Under The Influence

    Contributed on Apr 13, 2012

    UNDER THE INFLUENCE David Kupelian's book The Marketing of Evil, published in 2005, is an eye-opening study of what we face today. I wish every parent would read it. Does anyone here remember what happened to Robert Bauman in 1980? He was elected in 1973 as representative of the First more

  • Shannon's Sacrifice

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2012

    SHANNON'S SACRIFICE It was March 24, 1998 in Westside Middle School near Jonesboro, Arkansas. A total of five people, four female students and a teacher, were killed at a school shooting. Ten people, nine students and one teacher, were injured. The perpetrators of the shooting were two students, more

  • Puzzles And The Christian Life

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2011

    PUZZLES AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE At our traditional family Christmas gathering with Jenny's side of the family, somebody always brings a puzzle (usually 1000 piece) to put together as part of the festivities. Later, Jenny's mom will frame it and put it on the wall in their family room where more

  • We Need Models

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2011

    WE NEED MODELS Peter tells us not only that Jesus Christ is the model but what are the tools and pieces to put together so that this model is complete and working for God's glory and our security in our lives. I remember getting a model car for a birthday present when I was about 12. It more