• Michael Stover

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Michael's church

Bethel Baptist Church
Henderson, Tennessee 38340

About Michael
  • Education: Associate of Divinity Degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Experience: 11 years in ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, and a minister of missions & evangelism at churches in Tennessee and Mississippi.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that these outlines provide the bones for a sermon that God will use in your ministry
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Book of Philippians
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are very supportive and encouraging
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my best critic and advisor
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Have something to say, say it, and sit down"
  • Books that have had an impact: "Revitalizing the Sunday Morning Dinosaur" by Ken Hemphill; "How to Study the Bible For Yourself" by Tim LaHaye; "Exegetical Outlines of the New Testament" by Dr. Richard C. Henderson
  • Hobbies: Web design, computer games, outdoors
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "We pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God", 2 Corinthians 5:20
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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 43 ratings

    Jesus did not just talk about servant-ministry: He modeled it for us. And as they say... a picture IS worth a thousand words.

    I. A Picture of Renunciation (4a) A. Renounced His prerogatives as Deity 1. Picture of His taking the form of a man 2. Philippians 2:7 (HCSB), “Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men.” B. Renounced His Position as their Master 1. Removed more

  • What's Wrong With Gambling?

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 104 ratings

    How should a Christian respond to the gambling craze of our day? The Scripture provides insight into how we should stand.

    Definition of Gambling: Desiring the possession of another (the prize) the gambler creates a risk (losing his own) in an attempt, through, chance, to gain the other person’s possession with nothing to give in exchange. To justify gambling, many people say things like “Life is a gamble… A farmer more

  • Biblical Faith

    Contributed on May 26, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    What elements are necessary for a Biblical Faith?

    Biblical faith involves 3 things: our minds, our emotions, and our wills I. Our Minds A. Biblical faith is first of all belief based on evidence 1. Christianity is firmly set in history 2. A reasonable and honest inquiry with our minds leads us to believe that the Bible is too accurate to more

  • Roadblocks On The Way To Revival

    Contributed on May 26, 2002
    based on 46 ratings

    Some things common to most churches are standing in the way of real revival.

    I. We want Stirrings without Change A. Emotionalism B. Shouting & singing with joybells ringing but no personal involvement C. Reservoir without being a river (Dead Sea) II. We want Sound Doctrine without Compliance A. Want it told like it is, but live like it isn’t B. Intellectualism – more

  • Kingdom Business

    Contributed on May 26, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    Kingdom Business is what we are to be about.

    Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God. Everything else comes in second, and it comes in a far second. I. See the Reality of the Kingdom A. Tangible Evidence B. Walk by faith and not by sight II. Seek the Rule of the Kingdom A. ‘Kingdom’ means rule, authority B. Your heart is a more

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  • A Follower, Not A Disciple

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 132 ratings

    William Barclay writes: It’s possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Once someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, "So more

  • Evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman Recounted A ...

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 117 ratings

    Evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman recounted a testimony given by a man in one of his meetings. The man said: I got off at the train depot one day as a tramp. For a year I had begged on the streets. Badly in need of food, I touched a man on the shoulder and said, "Mister, please give me a dime." As more