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  • Steve Ely

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2008
Steve's church

Passion Church
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
405-210-7754

About Steve
  • Education: Master of Ministry from Southwestern Christian University
  • Experience: Served as youth pastor for 8 1/2 years. Served as a campus pastor for 2 years. Served as the National Youth Director for the IPHC for 7 years. Planted Passion Church in August of 2007.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I believe in trying to be creative. I strive for solid but catchy titles and content.
  • Family: Wife - Julie Kids - Tal and Devin
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Word and you will always have a place to preach.
  • Books that have had an impact: Where Eagles Soar Simple Church Anything by Max Lucado
  • Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, golf
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Shot a hole in the ceiling of the church.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was great husband and dad. He lived what he preached.
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  • Exchange

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
     | 256 views

    On Christmas we expect to hear that Jesus’ arrival made everything right! And in once sense it did, but really Jesus’ arrival turned everything upside down.

    I. Introduction There are a lot of things that I love about Christmas. The music. The get togethers. The excitement over giving gifts. Haven't you noticed the older you get how much more exciting it is to give the unexpected gift than it is to receive the unexpected gift? The lights. The jog ...read more

  • Change

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
     | 280 views

    On Christmas we expect to hear that Jesus’ arrival made everything right! And in once sense it did, but really Jesus’ arrival turned everything upside down.

    I. Introduction It is Christmas. It is the time of year that most of us, even the most cynical and crusty, are filled with emotions, memories, and nostalgia. The older you get the more you long for the simpler days of Christmas morning excitement, gathering with family and friends, to sing familiar ...read more

  • Climb

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
     | 849 views

    Ladders are useful tools in our daily life. However, if you haven’t learned the “Ladder Lessons”, then you won’t take advantage of their ability to take us to new heights.

    I. Introduction I know ladders are not uncommon or awe inspiring. They are simply an everyday tool that we use to reach heights that we would otherwise be unable to reach. So, there is nothing really mind blowing about that. However, because they are so common and because most of you have used a ...read more

  • Contact

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
     | 900 views

    Ladders are useful tools in our daily life. However, if you haven’t learned the “Ladder Lessons”, then you won’t take advantage of their ability to take us to new heights.

    I. Introduction I know ladders are not uncommon or awe inspiring. They are simply an everyday tool that we use to reach heights that we would otherwise be unable to reach. So, there is nothing really mind blowing about that. However, because they are so common and because most of you have used a ...read more

  • Cling

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2022
     | 1,081 views

    Ladders are useful tools in our daily life. However, if you haven’t learned the “Ladder Lessons”, then you won’t take advantage of their ability to take us to new heights.

    I. Introduction I know ladders are not uncommon or awe inspiring. They are simply an everyday tool that we use to reach heights that we would otherwise be unable to reach. So, there is nothing really mind blowing about that. However, because they are so common and because most of you have used a ...read more

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  • His Son Gave His Life On 911

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
     | 1,866 views

    Lee Lelpi is a retired firefighter, a New York City firefighter. He gave 26 years to the city. But on September 11th, 2001 he gave much more. He gave his son, Jonathan. His son was a firefighter as well. When the Twin Towers fell, Jonathan was there. Firefighters are a loyal clan. When one ...read more

  • Just As Scared Of You

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
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    JUST AS SCARED OF YOU The great musician Louis Armstrong told the story about the old lady who sent him to spring with a bucket to get water. When Armstrong got there, he saw the eyes of an alligator, and in fear he drops the bucket and runs back to the lady. She asks him where her water is, and ...read more

  • A.w. Tozer, Wrote About Humility: "A Humble Man ...

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
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    A.W. Tozer, wrote about humility: “A humble man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time he is in ...read more

  • The Children Worked Long And Hard On Their Own ...

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
     | 1,202 views

    The children worked long and hard on their own little cardboard shack. It was to be a special spot; a clubhouse where they could meet in solemn assembly or just laugh, play games, and fool around. As they thought long and hard about their rules, they came up with three rather ...read more

  • Same Family, Different Face

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,383 views

    Same Family, Different Face The appropriate attitude is revealed in an Ann Landers Column. “Dear Ann Landers: It happened again today. My two sons and I were in a shopping mall, and a total stranger felt the need to comment on the fact that my boys didn’t look anything alike. Apparently, my ...read more