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About Mike
  • Education: Ordained in April 2004 AA in Church Ministries Global University BA in Church Ministries Sure Foundation Theological Institute Counseling Certificate with Light University
  • Experience: Worship leader at First Assembly of God in Troy, MO for two years. Interim pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Montgomery City, MO for nine months. Senior pastor at First Assembly of God in Palmyra, MO since October, 2001. Presbyter section 6 Northern Missouri District of the A/G
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My words may not be eloquent but the words that are in my heart are expressions of the whole counsel of God. I pray that as you read these sermons you will be encouraged by them and that they would help you in your personal walk with the Lord. These sermons are from a Pentecostal perspective so if you are non-Pentecostal I especially hope that you in some way will receive some instruction that you may not have heard before.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: A visiting missionary preached a sermon about spiritual and church growth called, ":Opening up the tent flaps."
  • Family: I married my childhood sweetheart, Charlotte, in 1971. We have three daughters, Jill and husband Bob Johnson, of St. Louis, MO, Emily and husband Brian Hager of Denver, CO, and Tricia and Jeff Pyatt of Foley, MO. Jill and Bob have one son, Brandon, and a daughter Miriam and a new addition adopted into the family - Caleb. Emily and Brian have a daughter, Haley. Tricia and Jeff have one son, Eli and a daughter Lilliana.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t try to be someone else. Be yourself and preach God’s word from your perspective.
  • Books that have had an impact: Set Our Hearts on Fire - Richard Bieber Dutch Sheets’ Intercessory Prayer. The Believer’s Authority - Kenneth Hagin
  • Hobbies: music, gardening, golf, basketball
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Nothing different than I say every week. Heaven or hell is your choice. God has given the gift of eternal life but you must receive it by faith. When you stand before God and He asks why He should let ou into heaven, if your answer doesn’t include grace, faith, and Jesus Christ, you are in trouble.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: More than once I was trying to make a specific point that required a word that completely escaped me. I had to ask someone in the church to help me find the word I was looking for.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Why do you look for the living among the dead?
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  • Listening For The Right Sound

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2023

    We have the ability to here the voice of the Lord and believe what we hear.

    Listening for the Right Sound I used to go coon hunting in my younger days. Now for those of you who don't know about racoons, they are nocturnal animals. So you hunt them at night. I never had a coon dog but had friends who did. We would hunt on Charlotte’s family farm. Highway 61 ran right more

  • Finishing Strong

    Contributed on Sep 28, 2022

    The life of Samuel shows us how to live life on a foundation well built

    Tonight we finish up the series on Flawed Heroes. It’s been a great series. I have to laugh… if you remember how when Pastor Nick taught on Shamgar in Judges 3:31, he had one verse about Shamgar… and he had to do 35-40 minutes with one verse. I have the opposite problem. According to some more

  • The Battle Belongs To The Lord

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2022
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    We are in a fight but we've already won if we hold to God's Word.

    The Battle Belongs to the Lord A man had a dream where he saw two gated corrals and in one pen there were sheep – in the other goats. As he sat on top of the fence in between and he watched as Jesus came out and led the sheep out of the pen to their eternal reward. Then he watched as the devil more

  • Everything God Has For Us

    Contributed on Aug 16, 2022
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    Access to God's promises comes through faith.

    Everything God Has for Us I remember a recent Christmas where we bought gifts, boxed them up, and sent them to our daughter Emily and family in Denver. In the spring of the next year I found a wrapped gift with Emily’s name on it. Somehow we had overlooked it when we sent the others out. It was more

  • Worship That Costs

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2021
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    Real worship will cost you, but the benefits are so much more.

    6/27/2021 Troy First Assembly of God Worship That Costs Romans 12:1-2 Let’s begin this morning with 2 Samuel 24. This is a story about the end of David’s life and how, after sinning against the Lord by counting all the fighting men, the LORD brought judgment on Israel. When the Lord put an end to more

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