• Jon Daniels

    Contributing sermons since May 18, 2004
Jon's church

First Baptist Church, Flora MS
Flora, Mississippi 39071

About Jon
  • Education: I have a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi College, a Master of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Experience: I served in Student Ministry for 17 years - 1982-1999. Pastor of Monticello Baptist Church, Monticello, MS - 1999-2007 Senior Pastor, Country Woods Baptist Church, Byram, MS - 2008 to 2020 Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Flora, MS - March 1, 2020 to present
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that you are encouraged personally in your walk with Christ, and helped professionally in your ministry. It’s all about Him!
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Old Faithful illustration by Philip Yancey - Sitting in restaurant close to Old Faithful geyser. Clock on wall showed time remaining before geyser erupted. When clock got to one minute, all the tourists ran to window to see this great display of nature. Yancy glanced back to see busboys and waiters refilling water glasses and removing dirty dishes. Some were not doing anything. All while this great thing was happening just outside. We are too familiar with God, no longer in awe of who He
  • Family: Married and have 3 kids, 6 grandkids, & 2 dogs
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They think they are great. My mom is a serious student of the Word & an awesome Bible teacher.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is extremely supportive and very constructive in her advice.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Smile, Jon! The Gospel is GOOD news!" - given to me by my preaching prof in seminary, Dr. Don Wilton.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews Holiness by Henry Blackaby You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado
  • Hobbies: Playing piano, running, hunting, spending time with family, volunteer firefighter
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love God with everything you have! It’s all about Him and nothing about us!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: From the pulpit, I called a older lady named Fay, "Fay Dunaway."
  • What I want on my tombstone: GRACE!
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  • No Idols

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2022

    Based on Ex. 20:4-6 - Sermon challenges hearers to consider how futile & sinful it is to worship idols in any way.

    “NO IDOLS” Ex. 20:4-6 FBCF – 6/11/22 Jon Daniels INTRO – When does sports as entertainment become sports as idolatry? Banner at Lambeau Field in 1996 when Packers won Super Bowl in New Orleans & Brett Favre named MVP: “Our Favre, who art in Lambeau, hallowed by thy arm. The Bowl will more

  • No Other Gods

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2022

    Based on Ex. 20:3 - Sermon helps hearers remember who God is & why He alone should be worshiped & obeyed.

    “NO OTHER GODS” Exodus 20:3 FBCF – 6/5/22 Jon Daniels INTRO – Top 10 lists are popular in many categories: - Letterman’s “Top 10” very popular during his time as a late-night TV talk show host - Top 10 in college football (preseason for 2022 from #10-#1: Aub, Pittsburgh, OK, Mich, TX, ND, more

  • The Media Monster

    Contributed on May 30, 2022
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    Based on Philippians 4:8 - Sermon challenges hearers to realize how strong the influence of media & technology is on our lives & keep our minds focused on the Word of God.

    “THE MEDIA MONSTER” Phil. 4:8 FBCF – 5/29/22 Jon Daniels INTRO – Not an expert in social media. Most 57 yr.-old adults aren’t! But you don’t have to be an expert to know that social media & other forms of media & technology impact our lives & our kids’ lives every day – even right more

  • Bring Your Kids To Christ

    Contributed on May 23, 2022

    Based on Mark 10:13-16 - Sermon encourages parents to be proactive in bringing their kids to Christ.

    “BRING YOUR KIDS TO CHRIST” Mark 10:13-16 FBCF – 5/22/22 Jon Daniels INTRO – Talked to moms a couple of weeks ago. Talked to dads last week. Now I’m talking to both of you if both of you are here and both of you are in the picture. I know we have some single parents here, too. So whether you are more

  • The Heart Of A Father

    Contributed on May 16, 2022

    Based on Malachi 4:4-6 - Sermon challenges hearers - men & fathers in particular - to consider what it means to have their hearts turned toward the Lord & toward their children.

    “THE HEART OF A FATHER” Malachi 4:4-6 FBCF – 5/15/22 Jon Daniels INTRO – Heart problems – big health risk for many people. Leading cause of death in men & women in US. I’ve seen results of heart disease many times. - 25 yrs as firefighter – CPR many times – as recently as this past more

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