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Sermons

John Clayton

Web: cpcfs.org

As the minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church, John’s passion is expositional preaching from the Bible. A gifted teacher, he is a pastor with real-world experience and a heart for leading others to the truth of the gospel.

John is a native and lifelong resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born and reared in a faithful Christian home and professed a saving faith in Christ at a young age. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, and is pursuing additional studies. John is a former real estate executive and spent 20 years in the business world.

John and his wife Sydney have been married for 19 years. They have three children who are actively involved at Covenant.



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Latest sermons by this teacher

John Clayton
Isaiah 44:1-8
Trinity Sunday
1 hr 11 mins 16 secs
Views: 57
This week was Trinity Sunday in the historical liturgical calendar, and Pastor John's sermon was from Isaiah 44:1-8. The hymns for this week were "Holy, Holy, Holy!," Psalm 110, "Hallelujah! Thine the Glory," and "Thy Mercy, My God." The choir sang the hymn "Come, Thou Almighty King" for the offertory.
John Clayton
Galatians 5:16-25
Pentecost Sunday
1 hr 20 mins 4 secs
Views: 49
This week, Pastor John preached a sermon from Galatians 5:16-25 for Pentecost Sunday, and we observed the sacrament of the Lord's Supper as well. The hymns for this week were "Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us," Psalm 96 (verses 1-8), "Lord, with Glowing Heart I'd Praise Thee," and "Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands." The choir sang "If Ye Love Me" for the offertory.
John Clayton
Jeremiah 31:1-14
Sunday Sermons
1 hr 12 mins 7 secs
Views: 38
This week, Pastor John's sermon was from Jeremiah 31:1-14. The hymns for this week were Psalm 113, "A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing," "Jesus Paid It All," and "How Deep the Father's Love for Us." The choir's offertory this week was an arrangement of the hymn "Rejoice, the Lord is King."
John Clayton
1 Peter 1:3-4
Holy Week 2017
1 hr 10 mins 21 secs
Views: 41
This year's Easter service included a prelude by our Handbell Ensemble, a sermon from 1 Peter 1:3-4, the song "How Excellent Thy Name" from our choir, and the hymns, "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," "Lift Up, Lift Up Your Voices Now," Psalm 16 (verses 6-11), and "In Christ Alone." It also included the baptism of Sylvie Meacham.
John Clayton
Psalm 22:1-11
Holy Week 2017
56 mins 23 secs
Views: 38
In our unique Good Friday service, we combine passages that tell the story of Christ, from his arrest to his death, with singing passages from the psalms that point to or are referenced by Jesus during his crucifixion. The Covenant choir and handbell ensemble are also featured, and Pastor John brings a sermon from Psalm 22.
John Clayton
John 12:9-19
Palm Sunday
1 hr 10 mins 51 secs
Views: 48
This Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The service included the sermon "Triumphal Worship" from John 12:9-19. The hymns for this week were "All Glory, Laud, and Honor," "Hail to the Lord's Anointed," Psalm 118 (verses 17-26), and "Crown Him with Many Crowns." The choir sang the song "Come, Sing Hosanna!" for this week's offertory.

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