• Ray Ellis

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Ray's church

Cornerstone Community Church FMC
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710

About Ray
  • Education: AA from Central College, McPherson, Kansas BA from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry, Asubry Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY Certified Church Consultant, Fuller Evangelistic Association
  • Experience: Pastor, church planter, Conference Superintendent, Denominational Executive, Men’s Ministry, Past President American Society for Church Growth
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I try to preach application sermons
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: What it means to be a Disciple of Jesus Church Growth is the supernatural work of God Church Revitalization the work of the Holy Spirit
  • Family: Married, four grown children all married, 17 grandchildren
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are always encouraging
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: she is always positive
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preaching with Freshness by Bruce Mawhinney
  • Books that have had an impact: Books by Lyle Schaller, George Hunter III, Gary McIntosh, Bob Logan, Bill Easum, George Barna
  • Hobbies: Tennis, Travel
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Preach the good news of the Gospel and the Love of God
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: My young daughter slipped away from home wearing all kinds of jewery under her coat. She came walking in with all the jewery dangling all over her body while I was peaching. She caused quite a stir.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Well done my good and faithful servant.
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  • Jesus Sets You Free From Satan's Schemes

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6: 10-20 teaches that the greatest battle we face is a spiritual battle. The instructions Paul gave the Ephesians Christians can help us today find victory over the schemes of Satan.

    Jesus Sets You Free From Satan’s Schemes Ephesians 6:10-20 (Message) Several years ago I went on a Holy Land trip to Israel with stops in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece. Our first night was in Israel. We landed in Tel-a-vive and took a bus along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to more

  • Christmas Is ... Jesus

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Christmas is Jesus – God’s Gift to Us. God’s gift of His Son provides a new start in life for all who believe and follow Jesus.

    Christmas Is Jesus John 3:16 Luke 2:1-20 Do you have family traditions at Christmas time? When our children were at home we read the Christmas story before opening presents. Last week at L.A. Fitness I asked several people if they read the Christmas story on Christmas Day. One more

  • God Still Speaks Today

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2011

    God spoke to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Even in Genesis. God spoke to Abraham and other patriarchs in the Old Testament. God spoke to prophets, kings and judges. God spoke to the early Church. Jesus spoke to his disciples and the risen Jesus spok

    God Still Speaks Today (Have you heard him speak lately?) Exodus 3:1-12 Hebrews 1:1 Exodus 3 we find Moses in the desert of Median. Moses had lived in elegance and was now herding sheep in the desert. He had gone form the sublime to the simple, son of Pharaoh to sheepherder. It was in more

  • Truth Sets You Free

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    When you read and study the bible you can have the confidence you are studying the very Word of God. The Bible is about a person, Jesus Christ the Messiah and Savior of the world. The Word, Jesus, became flesh and dwelt among us.

    Truth Sets You Free John 8:32 “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” On this Memorial Day weekend we affirm that we are a nation under God and freedom is worth fighting and dying for. When we pledge allegiance to the American flag we believe we are a nation more

  • Four Men Of Faith And Action

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Bringing people to Jesus is a partnership. We encourage one another to witness and tell the good news to others about Jesus and His forgiving power. Jesus alone can forgive sin.

    Four Men of Faith Mark 2:1-12 One of the challenges we have in witness to people who have not yet become believers is to communicate in a language they understand. Sometimes our tendency is to use language of the church, “Christianize.” Words like regeneration, propitiation, more

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  • Sing Praise

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    SING PRAISE We can get victory over hardships by singing praise to the Lord. "My mouth is filled with Your praise...all day long." Ps. 71:8 NAS Roger Bennett, pianist and songwriter died in 2007. Prior to his death he wrote on his website: Our enemy stalks us exactly the way the Bible more

  • Compassion–acts Of Kindness Showing God's Love

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2006
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    Compassion –Acts of kindness showing God’s love. A Hospice physician living in Denver, Colorado wrote about his experience of showing God’s kindness to a desperate mother. I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke more

  • Maxie Dunnam, President Of Asbury Theological ...

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    Maxie Dunnam, President of Asbury Theological Seminary in his book, “This is Christianity” tells a remarkable story about Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon. A man had been injured in a fire while attempting to save his parents from a burning house. He couldn’t get to them. They perished. His more

  • John Stafford Tells About An Old Well That ...

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    # John Stafford tells about an old well that stood outside the front door of their family farm house in New Hampshire. The water from the well was remarkably pure and cold. No matter how hot the summer or how severe the drought, the well was always a source of refreshment and joy. The faithful more

  • George Beaverly Shea Has Sung Many Times A Song ...

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    George Beaverly Shea has sung many times a song written by Rhea Miller. It was George’s mother who started the whole course of events when she left a copy of Miller’s song on the family piano in their home in New York City. Years later, George Beaverly Shea wrote: "Instead of practicing the hymn I more