• Ralf Bergmann

    Contributing sermons since May 4, 2002
Ralf's church

Martinsville First Evangelical Methodist Church
Martinsville, Indiana 26151

About Ralf
  • Education: I have a BS in Pastoral Ministries from Wesley College in Florence, MS. and I have a MA from Houston Graduate School of Theology. I started pursuing my D min at Carolina Evangelical Divinity School and may continue somewhere if the Lord should lead me to return to school
  • Experience: I have been in some form of Pastoral position since 1999.
  • Family: I have been married to my wife Laura for 33 years. We have five children, 3 are on their own - Jessica 32, Joshua 31, and Justin 27, Jenny 25 [and just recently married] and Jeremy 21.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Since my wife Laura is also a pastor, I really do hear about what she thinks of my sermons and appreciate her input as well.
  • Books that have had an impact: My favorite writer is Wesley Duewel, so any of his books have made an impact. I also enjoy "Called to be Holy" by Dr. Oswalt
  • What I want on my tombstone: Here lies the shell - the nut is already gone!
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  • Help Wanted - Man Of God

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Today, we have the threat of cross-contamination between the ways of God and the ways of the world, just as it was threatening the church where Timothy was Paul’s chosen leader.

    Sermon Title: Help Wanted – Man of God Text: 1 Timothy 3 Date: August 24, 2003 Context of Scripture: It only stands to reason that since we dealt with the issue of women in the ministry last times we looked at Paul’s letter to Pastor Timothy, we should look at what is required of the more

  • Guilty As Charged

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    Caught with a hand in the cookie jar. It can happen to those within the walls of the church just as the one who runs with the ways of the world.

    Sermon Title: Guilty as Charged Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Date: August 17,2003 Scripture Introduction: In typical fashion, the young husband and father rushed out the door and on his way out gave his wife and young child a kiss and grabbed the sack lunch on the counter by the back door of his more

  • Those That Proclaim "No” God, "Know” God

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    The church as a whole needs to be reinstructed in regards to the reading of God’s Word. It needs to be motivated in its time and in its manner of prayer. It needs to become respectful of God’s positions as “The Creator”. It needs to be re-informed abou

    Sermon Title: Those that proclaim “no” God, “know” God Text: Romans 1:16-23 Date: August 17, 2003 Context of Scripture: This morning, we are going to be taking a break from Paul’s letter to Timothy and instead we are going to look at Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. As we look at this more

  • You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    In the prophecies of Isaiah are the foretelling of the hope of the future, the birth, the life, the ministry, the death and the resurrection of their awaited Messiah. Just as the people during Isaiah’s time failed to heed the message, so to did many duri

    Sermon Title: You can run but you cannot hide Text: Isaiah 2 Date: August 10, 2003 Context of Scripture: As we have looked at Isaiah the last few weeks we can say that it is a book that deals with choices and the consequences of those choices. It is interesting that if the consequences more

  • The Truth About The Teaching

    Contributed on Sep 14, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    What kind of first impression of the Christian faith do we leave with those that we meet? If like Paul, we proclaim ourselves as followers of Christ, how loud would our proclamation be if it were under punishment of death?

    Sermon Title: The Truth about the Teaching Text: 1 Timothy 1:1-11 Date: July 13, 2003 AM Context of Scripture: I have given this morning’s message the title, “The Truth about the Teaching”, because oftentimes it is not only the teaching that is important but the reason why we teach and the more

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  • More God More Power

    Contributed on May 30, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    Lord, send revival in mighty flood-tide; Send streams of blessing to sweep far and wide. Send them engulfing like waves of the sea; Sweep through our lowlands and work mightily. Send the outpourings of God’s Holy rain Send mighty cloud-bursts again and again Strike holy lightning at home more

  • Praying For People

    Contributed on May 4, 2002
    based on 9 ratings

    Praying for People A hospital chaplain visited a delightful old lady in the hospital. As he approached her bed he noticed that with the index finger of one hand she was touching, one by one, the fingers of the other, with her eyes closed. When the chaplain spoke to her she opened her eyes and more