Bishop John O'Neal has laid forth in his sermons over the last five decades, both a path toward a Christ-centered life and a demonstration of gratitude for all that belief in Christ has given us. His outlines and sample sermons contained in this book are offered as guidelines for new pastors, as well as an occasional new point of view for experienced ones. Here is an excerpt from his sermon based on Ephesians 6:10: "Most churches of the fundamental faith are known as "holiness churches." Whether the title was originally given in derision or in admiration, the fact remains we should strive to live up to the name. The Bible is full of exhortations to be holy. The fact that some have had distorted ideas on the subject should not cause us to turn from it. One great danger to holiness churches has been that of putting emphasis in the wrong place and stressing merely the outward face of a holy life. While it is true a holy person will not follow certain habits, modes of dress and appearance, and forms of recreation, these alone do not make him holy. Holiness begins in the heart. It is a condition of the inner life." A graduate of Manhattan Bible Institute and Shelton Bible College, John O'Neal was ordained in 1958 and became pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Brooklyn, New York in 1963. He is Senior Bishop of the United Evangelical Council of Christian Churches, with missions in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Bishop O'Neal, 87, lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife of 59 years, Marjorie. His daughter, Lea, is an Atlanta magazine publisher. His daughter Theresa, a doctor, died in 2001.