Sermons by Pat Howell

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What is Humility?


Everyone appreciates humility.  We love it when we see it in others and hope that others see it in us.  But our culture has slowly redefined humility to the point that many are confused about what humility is and isn’t.  We are commanded to “clothe ourselves in humility” but what does this look like?  In […]

Leadership in Trials


The church is to “entrust their souls to the Creator” during times of trials. As with all things that God calls us to do, He gives us help.  We have the Helper (Holy Spirit) but we also have pastors who have instructions in how to help us when we are under stress and trials in life.  […]

Daily Thru Trials – pt 2


This is the second part of the sermon dealing with daily Christian living during hard times.  Peter’s instructions might seem harsh when we consider that his readers were being persecuted. Yet, how they were to live out “the attitude of Christ” during this suffering did not allow their suffering to become and excuse for sin […]

Daily Through Trials – pt 1


Peter has told his persecuted readers to “have the attitude of Christ”, but what does it look like to in our daily lives?  What are the nuts and bolts of Christian living when one is difficult trials of life?

He Proclaimed His Victory!


What does it mean that “Jesus went to the spirits in prison and preached…”?  How are we encouraged because of this sermon?  How does this event help us in our tough times?  In this passage, that is difficult to understand,  we see that we can suffer for doing good because Jesus suffered and won a […]

Wives – Meet His Core Need


Peter instructs his readers on how to live as sojourners in a world that is at odds with their faith.  In this passage, he speaks to wives.   God’s wisdom regarding marriage leads to a team approach where the core needs of both husbands and wives are met.