That my life would reflect God's glory - Jeremiah Griffin - pastor Rockford, Illinois

The Death and Excellency of Christ

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The Death and Excellency of Christ. Isa. 13. 12     1    The things on earth which men esteem,             And of their richness boast,         In value less or greater seem,             Proportioned to their cost.     2    [The diamond, that’s for thousands sold,             Our admiration draws;         For dust men seldom part with gold,             Or barter pearls for straws.]     3    Then what inestimable worth             Must in those crowns appear,         For which the Lord came down to earth,             And bought for us, so dear!…read more

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How do we reflect that which we do not see?

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“The turning of the mind upward is half the battle. We cannot expect it to reflect that toward which it does not turn.” — Charles H. Spurgeon Thinking this morning on Colossians 3 about keeping our focus on God.  It is so hard in this world of entertainment and escapism to find a focus that keeps us heavenward. It is in this heavenward focus that we must rule over our imaginations, emotions, thoughts, feelings, ideas, and actions. A Christian is to see everything, including these passing earthly things, against the backdrop…read more

Caring for our city

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Rev. Stephen Bowie and Rev. Julane Nease were at City Hall today (Thursday) to present a check for $500 from Northwest Neighbors, Inc. to go toward the purchase of body-worn cameras for the police department. The Mayor and two Deputy Assistant Chiefs were present.    The goal of Northwest Neighbors, Inc. is to create a more abundant life for people living in the northwest quadrant of the city. We participate in conversations about health care, the availability of public (library) and private (grocery store) businesses, education (YMCA and Good Shepherd…read more