God the Bounty Hunter (7 of 16) by Steve Wagers

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God the Bounty Hunter (7 of 16)
Series: Church the Way It Was Meant to Be
A Closer Look at the Book: ACTS
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Acts 9: 1-22
September 16. 2007

Sermon Outline
1. The Past that Corrupted Him!
A) A Merciless Man
B) A Ruthless Man
2. The Power that Converted Him!
A) The Light He could not Evade
B) The Lord He could not Avoid
3. The Principle that Controlled Him!
A) Directed His Ministry
B) Defined His Ministry

Duane Lee Chapman, owner of Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii, has become the self-proclaimed "Greatest Bounty Hunter in the World." Six-thousand plus captures, over the past 20 years, have earned the highly intense and charismatic ex-con, and born again Christian the distinct name of "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

"Dog" is the modern-day Billy the Kid. He is the king of comebacks after serving time in a Texas prison for a first-degree murder conviction, which he claims is unfounded to this day. However, it is that conviction that turned his life around. He says, "I am what rehabilitation stands for. The time I did in prison made my mother, father, friends, and everyone that knew me ashamed of me. As part of my penance, I vowed to make America a safer place."

Because he is a convicted felon, Duane Chapman is not legally allowed to possess a firearm in the United States. This is one of the reasons for his using bear mace; however, it is not the main reason. Everyone on the team chooses not to carry firearms for personal and religious reasons. On some occasions, they use Tippmann A-5 paintball markers as pepper guns.

Over the years, the list of fugitives "Dog" has captured reads like a list of who's who of America's Most Wanted, such as Quinton Wortham, Capitol Hill rapist; Wayne Williams, Atlanta child murderer; and, William Scatarie, white supremist and convicted murderer of Denver radio shock job Alan Berg. [1] His personality, and his work have made him the ...


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