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

Hands On

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1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. The word “hasty” caught my attention the other day.  I was watching some brothers and sisters in Christ jump to an individuals aid and start laying on hands and prayer.  I know the young man and in agreement of the efforts I joined them and laid hands on them as they prayed.  That is when someone asked me; “Pastor, why are you so  slow to lay hands…read more

With age wisdom

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How do you react to bullies on social media? Do you ignore? Do you attack? Do you just laugh at them? Do you pray for them? Do you read scripture at them? Do you delete/un-follow/unfriend them? Do you respond with a blatant ‘in your face blog post?” 😀 As a pastor dealing with the often “less than desirable people” you both hear people get called and are called quite a lot of unsavory things.  How we react to that in the heat of the moment often reveals areas of our…read more

Lord With glowing heart I praise thee

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Lord, with glowing heart I’d praise Thee, For the bliss Thy love bestows, For the pardoning grace that saves me, And the peace that from it flows: Help, O God, my weak endeavor; This dull soul to rapture raise: Thou must light the flame, or never Can my love be warmed to praise. Praise, my soul, the God that sought thee, Wretched wanderer, far astray; Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee From the paths of death away; Praise, with love’s devoutest feeling, Him Who saw thy guilt-born fear, And…read more

Faith On

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Faith is not a meritorious work. It is never the ground of justification—it is simply the channel through which it is received and it, too, is a gift. — John MacArthur Ever hit something so deep it just puts your mind out of wack? This was it for me last night. Faith is a condition we find ourselves in. Faith is a channel caused by and for the Holy Ghost. I was reading in Romans 3:29-4:6 in preparation for a sermon and these verses just nailed what my brain knew…read more

Why Should I Sorrow More?

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WHY should I sorrow more? I trust a Savior slain, And safe beneath His sheltering cross Unmoved I shall remain. Let Satan and the world, Ever my heart allure; The promises in Christ are made Unchangeable and sure. The oath infallible Is now my spirit’s trust; I know that He Who spoke the word, Is faithful, true, and just. He’ll bring me on my way Unto my journey’s end; He’ll be my Father and my God, My Saviour and my Friend. So all my doubts and fears Shall wholly flee…read more

Beneath the Cross

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Beneath the cross of Jesus I find a place to stand, And wonder at such mercy That calls me as I am; For hands that should discard me Hold wounds which tell me, “Come.” Beneath the cross of Jesus My unworthy soul is won. Beneath the cross of Jesus His family is my own— Once strangers chasing selfish dreams, Now one through grace alone. How could I now dishonor The ones that You have loved? Beneath the cross of Jesus See the children called by God. Beneath the cross of…read more