• Steve Ely

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2008
Steve's church

Passion Church
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

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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  • Encounters - The Proof Of His Presence

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    We say we want to encounter God but what does that look like? Do we see Him? Do we discern Him? Are we aware of His presence?

    Encounters? The Proof of His Presence I. Introduction I like guarantees! I want financial plans that guarantee returns. I want an exercise program that will guarantee weight loss. I want a doctor that can guarantee healing. In life guarantees are preferred but often hard to find. There are so many more

  • The King's Son

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    We celebrate the resurrection of The King’s Son!

    The King's Son Easter or Resurrection Sunday. That is what we are here to celebrate today. However, I think it is essential that before we talk about what took place on this Sunday we need to back up to the Tuesday before and listen to an exchange that Jesus has in Temple. He walks into the more

  • Silent Saturdays

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    Families gather and celebrate, but do we know what leads up to Easter? The stops along the way are important and have life application!

    The Road To Easter Pt. 6 - Silent Saturdays! I. Introduction “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ? Søren Kierkegaard. Isn't that true? It as we reflect that we understand. It is in the mad dash that keeps us from always understanding. We seldom reflect more

  • Memory Lane

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    Families gather and celebrate, but do we know what leads up to Easter? The stops along the way are important and have life application!

    The Road To Easter Pt. 5 - Memory Lane I. Introduction We are almost there. One more exit and we arrive. We just need to taxi to the gate. Anticipation is coursing through our veins. We lean forward, we gather our belongings, we prepare to jump up and exit the plane. We can't wait to unbuckle more

  • Breaking Bread Before It Breaks Bad!

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2023

    Families gather and celebrate, but do we know what leads up to Easter? The stops along the way are important and have life application!

    The Road To Easter Pt. 4 - Breaking Bread Before It Breaks Bad Introduction Destination disease. It is deadly. It is contagious. It is the inability to enjoy, learn from or live in the moment long enough to pay attention to the now because we are focused on then! The drive to next causes us to more

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  • His Son Gave His Life On 911

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010

    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 more

  • Just As Scared Of You

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2009
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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 more

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

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008

    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 more

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

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008

    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 more

  • Same Family, Different Face

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more