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Scott Bayles

Contributor since: Nov 7, 2003
Denomination: Christian Church

About Scott Bayles

Education: I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University, a small Church of Christ in TN.

Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use anything you want! No need to give me credit, all the credit goes to Jesus!

Sermon or series that made a difference: I can't think of any one particular sermon or series, but I owe so much to radio preachers/teacher such as John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanely, David Jeremiah, and Hank Hannegraaff. I also owe much to my own personal pastors and teachers, such as Ray Exum, Billy Smith and Mike Root.

One of my favorite illustrations: It’s a quote I use often from Mark Twain. He once said, "Be careful to take from an experience only the wisdom that is in it."

Family: My wife, Ashley, and I have been happily married since February 2005, are thankful everyday for Jesus and his matchless grace, and are the proud parents of three adorable little ankle-bitters (Yeshua, Sarai, & Avigayle).

What my parents think of my sermons: My mom is very proud. My grandpa said I preach "better than Billy Graham." lol

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I don't know... she rarely hears them since she's pre-occupied with children's church. But she has many compliments when she does get to hear me.

Best advice given to me about preaching: "If you can see yourself doing something else, then do it. Being a preacher requires complete dedication."

Books that have had an impact: Just Like Jesus; 3:16; Next Door Savoir; Apocolypse Code; The Promise

Hobbies: I am a huge comic book/superhero enthusiast. I even dress in spandex twice a year: once for the annual Superman celebration in Metropolis, IL and once for Halloween.

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God loves. God gives. We believe. We live.

Something funny that happened while preaching: One time when I was asking for prayer requests, a little boy who was visiting for the first time said, "My sister needs prayer because she lies. One time she was flashing her flashlight in my eyes when I was trying to sleep. Finally I took it away and flashed it in her eyes and told her 'how do you like it.'"

What I want on my tombstone: He loved God and loved the people God gave him.