Sarah Blake LaRose: Preaching, Teaching, and Music Ministry

Do you need a preacher in your pastor’s absence? Are you interested in an in-depth seminar about the application of Biblical text to special topics? I am an ordained minister with the Church of God (Anderson, IN), and I would like to serve you.

Sample Sermons

For full-length sermons in audio and video format, please see the blog entries below.

Seminars and Biblical Teaching

I also provide seminars and biblical teaching in areas of special interest. My research interests include disability and theology; the healing narratives; poverty; and divorce. I have published chapters and monographs concerning Christian higher education, evangelism and discipleship, and meeting special needs in the church. Please see my curriculum vitae for information about these publications.

I am passionate about enabling the Church and seminary to relate as reconciled communities with people who have disabilities, empowering people with disabilities to fully participate in faith formation and community activities. As a person with a disability who is an ordained minister and seminary professor, I am happy to speak to your group about strategies for inclusion.

Clips From Presentations

To schedule me to speak at your church, please send me an email.


Music has always played a powerful role in my life and faith. Early in my life, it was the primary means by which I learned about God and found ways to express my prayers. Today, I use it as a teaching tool. As a songwriter, I feel that music has the ability to bring home the message of Scripture in a way that remains potent and can be recalled easily.

Music was also the first element of my call to ministry. I have provided programs of music and testimony in portions of Texas, Eastern Tennessee, and Indiana. I served as a soprano vocalist at North Anderson (Madison Park) Church of God and currently serve with the worship arts team and in the choir at Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. Please click to listen to my worship demo, which includes clips from live worship and from one original song.


biblical studies – Sarah Blake LaRose

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Sermon: I Will Praise the Lord

Sunday October 8th, 2017 09:40:10 PM Sarah Blake LaRose
“I Will Praise the Lord” is a sermon based on Leah’s response to her circumstances, specifically the fact that even the blessings of God were not enough to make Jacob love her. Sermon text: Gen. 29:15-35: 15 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell […]

God’s Call is Forever

Tuesday April 4th, 2017 09:07:33 PM Sarah Blake LaRose
Do you ever feel like asking God why you were the one chosen to do something? Why not send someone else? That is what Moses did. Moses was so persistent that God’s anger burned against him. Here is what came of that interaction. Watch on YouTube. Text is Exo 4:1-16.

Remember and Live by Grace

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 09:25:07 PM Sarah Blake LaRose
My dear Christian brothers and sisters, I ask that you will read this post and I pray that God will move on your hearts to hear the message here./p> When the Israelites were delivered from slavery, God commanded them concerning their treatment of each other and of aliens living among them. These commands were given […]

Worship in Spirit and Truth

Monday March 20th, 2017 12:30:26 AM Sarah Blake LaRose
The primary text of this sermon is Jn. 4:21-26. Other texts are Ps. 51:16-17, Isa. 58:2-4, Jer. 29:13, and Heb. 4:14-16. This sermon was preached in Muncie, Indiana. Click to listen or right click to download: Worship in Spirit and Truth

“What Can I Do for You?”

Monday February 13th, 2017 12:30:06 AM Sarah Blake LaRose
This is the sermon I preached in Muncie, Indiana, on the text of Lk. 18:35-43. Click to listen or right click to download: What Can I Do for You

To Seek and Save the Lost

Monday September 12th, 2016 12:30:56 AM Sarah Blake LaRose
The text of this sermon is Lk. 19:1-10. The sermon was preached in Muncie, Indiana. Click to listen, or right click to download: To Seek and Save the Lost

Can We Carry the Cross

Friday March 25th, 2016 09:03:29 PM Sarah Blake LaRose
I ran across a post on Facebook today that mentioned people carrying crosses down the road and concluded with a reflection on how different the world would be if we lived each day with awareness of what it was like for Jesus to carry the cross. This reflection made me think about what it in […]

God’s Favor

Monday December 28th, 2015 12:30:04 AM Sarah Blake LaRose
This sermon, preached in Muncie, Indiana, defines God’s favor as it is experienced by Hannah, David, Mary, and Jesus. Click to listen, or right click to download: God’s Favor

Bring Your Bible to School?

Friday September 18th, 2015 10:14:23 PM Sarah Blake LaRose
I read on Facebook that Focus on the Family is sponsoring a “Bring Your Bible to School” day in October. The comments, as I expected, were all in favor. Some people even asked, “Why does everyone else get to show their faith and we have to hide ours?” I was a bit stunned when I […]

when forgiveness matters most

Sunday May 3rd, 2015 08:18:26 AM Sarah Blake LaRose
One of the greatest temptations when working through trauma–or any kind of situation involving hurt–is to hold on to anger as if it is my right to feel it. I have even read comments from some people via books and articles that it isn’t necessary to forgive the person who hurt you. After all, the […]

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  1. Hi, Sally. If your browser has an “add to favorites” option in the menus, that is how you do it. I will see if there is a plugin that will let you use a button on my page to do this automatically. 🙂

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